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As of press time. Please note: Time windows are approximate. Performers are listed in alphabetical order in their time windows. Performers subject to change without notice.’
DJ Steve Henderson returns for his fifth year to spin between acts on the Mainstage. Although now a resident of Chicago, the Baltimore native still spins regularly on the East Coast, including monthly at the Ziegfeld’s/Secrets complex.
American Veterans for Equal Rights
The gay veterans service organization, celebrating 20 years of working for LGBT equality in the armed forces, presents a ”taps” ceremony, at which all World War II veterans will be invited onto the Mainstage to be recognized for their service.
A 21-year-old with a pistol tattoo on his arm, Lacore is as sexually charged as the next hip-hopper — except he’s gay. ”Give It Boy,” the Los Angeles resident sings and raps on a current single.
The Zen Monkeys
A female trio from Salisbury, Md., the Zen Monkeys take pride in blurring the lines between musical genres, incorporating funk and rock alongside folk and bluegrass. Suzanna Mallow leads the group, with Angie Travers and guitarist Colleen Clark adding sweet harmony.
Michelle Raymond Band
Raymond, also known as M-Ray, won Gay Pride Virginia’s 2008 Battle of the Bands. The Richmond native now resides in D.C. and is winning locals over to her ”acoustic folk with a little funk and jam.”
Rain Must Fall
A rock band from central Pennsylvania — Altoona, to be exact — Rain Must Fall makes alternative rock music with catchy pop hooks. The quartet includes guitarist Jarrett Bickel, vocalist Michael Kensinger, guitarist Bree Gearhart and bass player Hunter Karns.
An alternative hip-hop artist, this New Jersey native returns to the area after graduating from American University. The queer renaissance artist is touring in support of her new EP Nerd Swag in a Dime Bag.
Recently featured as a member of Patti Labelle’s choir on NBC’s Clash of the Choirs, the young Philadelphia-based ”alternative soul” singer is on the verge of the big time.
One of the Ladies of Town, the Bowie, Md., native has been donning a dress in D.C. for nearly three decades now and is sometimes referred to as the Queen of Charity for all her volunteer work and appearances.
This all-volunteer GLBT cheer squad cheers for various area sports teams and other community events. They’ll give festivalgoers an early afternoon pep boost.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. is regarded as one of the finest gay men’s chorus in the country as well as one of Washington’s best choral groups. The Chorus is a local social institution that often takes a cheeky approach to its choral repertoire, and extravagantly dresses the part.
This Pittsburgh party promoter with a musical theater degree is an emerging dance music singer planning to move to New York in his quest to make ”delicious, consumable, universal pop music.”
This New Orleans singer says he’s ”not your typical wannabe pop star.” He’s had several hits on Sirius OutQ’s countdown over the past few years.
The fiercest drag queens in Northern Virginia step out of the beach bar and travel across the river to perform at Pride, led by show creator Destiny B Childs, a 2010 Capital Pride Hero.
Ladies of Town and X-Faction
Town Danceboutique’s drag queens and dance troupe perform choreographed, lip-synched routines to dance-pop numbers that would make Britney Spears and Kei$ha jealous.
Creator of the ”Ladies of Illusion” at Ziegfeld’s, Fitzgerald is the first lady of drag. She’s always crass, always funny and always soul-stirring, and the peacock-inspired drag queen proves that sometimes the smallest big mouth in town can impart the biggest treasure.
Mama B Sacks
Returning to Capital Pride for a second year in a row, the New York-based Philadelphia-native powerhouse singer offers sassy electro-pop music with a little Broadway thrown in for good measure.
Maryland-born actor Jonathan Jackson has several titles under his drag tiara, including Miss Gay Maryland America. He’s also the reigning Miss Ziegfeld’s 2010. And he’s only 26!
Formerly a performer with the DC Drag Kings and ROCKETT, Ebone Bell’s male alter-ego will perform a Michael Jackson tribute for Pride. The popular entertainer energizes everyone in the crowd, but ”it’s always for the ladies!”
Kitten on Capitol Hill
Vocalist and guitarist Eva Blackmer from Odd Girl Out fronts this hard-charging local band combining punk guitar riffs, a driving back beat, melodic vocals and strong lyrics. Blackmer is joined by drummer JR Cook, bassist Ed Stachyra and lead guitarist Jason Reigle.
Splitting her time between the New York area in which she grew up and Miami, the Dominican-American singer is classically trained, but is focused on making a career in dance music, like many big, bold-voiced women before her.
Though she first garnered attention in the late-’90s with several country hits, Wright has been especially in the news over the past month. In promoting a new album and an autobiography, she came out in People magazine. She’ll show off her pride by headlining Pride’s Mainstage.
DC Cowboys Dance Company
The cowboy boot-wearing dance troupe kicks up a choreographed Broadway-tinged, country-western storm. But it’s their often-shirtless performances and suggestive moves that really get the crowd swooning.
A Brooklyn native and ”Fame Academy” graduate, Day has scored a string of dance hits in the past 15 years or so, from ”Keep Pushin”’ to ”Movin’ Up” to ”Horny” to ”Nasty Girl.” She’s among dance music’s best vocalists, and definitely one of the liveliest performers you’ll see.
Located inside the Nellie’s Beverage Garden at the juncture of 6th Street and Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW. Subject to change. For approximate times, visit capitalpride.org.
Dance Music by DJ Frenchie B. Couture
Big Daddy, Mr. Capital Pride 2009
Mr. Capital Pride 2010
Miss Capital Pride 2010
Talulha Foxx Deverreoux
Lady Egypt Zaire
Angel B. Chalet
Regina Jozet Adams
Kuriosity Lee Adams
Ashley Jozet Adams
Anjelika Jozet Adams
Anne T. Roginous
Bambi Jozet Adams
Elektra B. Voche
Jessica Spaulding Deverreoux
Coco L. Blackwell
Tiffany Nicole Blackwell
Gucci Rene Blackwell
Phoenix Amber Bloomingdale
Tina Tuna Adams
Mercedes Monroe Cassadine
South West Tracy
Sarah Lee Garrett
Located on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue. Scheduled to perform. Subject to change.
DC Different Drummers Marching Band
DC Lambda Squares
Special Agent Galactica
Arthur Loves Plastic
Tiik w/ G. U. T. S.
For updates, please visit capitalpride.org.
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