After a year of nothing but virtual events, Boise Pride is BACK, as strong and as proud as ever. What has become arguably one of the largest festivals to take place in downtown Boise would normally be taking place this weekend. Nothing has been normal for quite a while now--and that's ok because with challenges and change come growth and evolution.

This year, Boise Pride Festival will be taking place on September 10-12, 2021.

You can plan on the festival to take place in the exact same location downtown Boise that we've grown to love-- Cecil D. Andrus Park. There, activities and all sorts of local shops will be set up for enjoyment of all ages. One of the things most special about Boise Pride Festival is the accessibility for families--kids and adults alike--all weekend long. It is truly just a gathering of our entire community where love and acceptance are celebrated in all sorts of expressions and where discrimination simply doesn't exist. For many, this weekend is a weekend to stand tall and proud of who they love, how they love, and how they look, identify, and more.

Of course, in this same park will be the mainstage--a massive focal point that will be sure to entertain all weekend long.

We're excited to announce the HEADLINERS of Boise Pride Festival 2021! 

Todrick Hall

a multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer, and social media personality who rose to prominence on and after his appearance on American Idol. Todrick’s Broadway credits include Chicago, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, Memphis, and Waitress. He also appears regularly on RuPaul’s Drag Race and recently released the album, Femuline.

 

Trixie Mattel

the stage name of Brian Michael Firkus, an American singer, actor, and drag queen. He is also a Billboard Heatseekers #1 charting recording artist (One Stone, 2018), a successful touring act, and one half of a comic duo with Katya on YouTube (UNHhhh & Netflix's I Like To Watch). Trixie is the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 (originally competing on season 7).

Mary Lambert 

an American singer, songwriter, poet, and spoken word artist. She is best known for being featured on the marriage-equality anthem “Same Love,” from the Grammy-winning Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album The Heist. She recently starred in the Netflix animated movie musical Arlo the Alligator Boy and the follow-up animated series, I Heart Arlo.  

Bright Light Bright Light

Welsh-born, NYC residing Rod Thomas who is a pop culture-obsessed artist hugely influenced by 80s and 90s cinema. He has toured with Cher, Ellie Goulding, and John Grant, and toured and recorded with Sir Elton John, Erasure and Scissor Sisters. Aside from making music, Rod is a DJ who has remixed Erasure and Bananarama and has composed for many independent film and TV projects. 

Kaleena Zanders 

a singer, songwriter, and producer earning comparisons to ’90s House vocalists like CeCe Peniston and Robin S. Her talent brings the genre back to its queer, Black origins. She has taken the mic at major festivals including Coachella, EDC, and Snow Globe, and recently released her debut EP, everything we have is misaligned.

Jujubee

a singer, songwriter, drag performer, makeup artist, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. Jujubee is one of America’s most beloved fashion Drag Queens best known for being a contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Seasons 1 and 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and RuPaul’s Drag U. Jujubee is also one of four hosts on the hit TLC makeover series Dragnificent.

 

 

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