Six Must-Do Indy Pride Festival Events
Grammy nominee Mary Lambert will sing, as will Indy’s own Men’s Chorus. And there will be pets.
About 85,000 attendees took in the day’s events, including the entertainment on three stages—DJs, drag queens, and song-and-dance acts. The week-long festival’s main day of events attracted about 15,000 more comers than in its previous two years, a sizable gain.
This just in: Stage and screen actress and singer Ana Gasteyer will star in a cabaret-style event on the evening of Friday, June 7, at The Columbia Club on Indianapolis’s Monument Circle. The Saturday Night Live alumnae will headline Pride Night at The Cabaret. Ticket information will be released soon.
Circle City IN Pride Festival has announced by way of its new mobile app that the organization will welcome multi-hyphenate artist Mýa to its stage on Saturday, June 8, 2013, as the main event’s headliner. The singer-actress-dancer has released such hit tracks as “Case of the Ex,” “My Love Is Like Wo,” and—with Christina Aguilera, Pink, and others—a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, among other songs. She has also starred in the movie musical Chicago and appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars program. “Lady Marmalade” won her a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration in 2001.
The Circle City IN Pride Festival saw a spike in attendance in 2012, both in terms of volunteer manpower and goers at every one of a week’s worth of events from June 2 through 9. Here, Stephanie Swanson, 2012 Indy Pride chair, shares her thoughts on the successes, shortcomings, and opportunities that Indy Pride, Inc., and the Indianapolis LGBT community have both now and moving forward.
Tens of thousands came out for the annual Circle City IN Pride Festival on June 9, and the organizers’ final numbers are in. Per Indy Pride’s own by-the-numbers Facebook post on June 26 and Stephanie Swanson, chair of Circle City IN Pride, here are some figures from that Saturday festival and the week of events leading up to it: