Just like the majority of major public events, many hardships have been faced head on over the past two or so years. With rescheduling and cancellations continuously providing false hope, it finally looks like Atlanta Pride is back on track, ready to serve us up one of the best Pride celebrations in the South. They have just announced this year’s star-studded line-up, and it’s looking fierce y’all!
Big Freedia, Flo Rida, and Betty Who have been announced as the headliners for Atlanta Pride’s free music festival in Piedmont Park. Big Freedia was set to perform at last year’s festivities which unfortunately got cancelled, so you already knoooow (sorry) we’re so excited to see the undisputed bounce queen from New Orleans return to this year’s line-up.
If those major three superstar musicians aren’t enough, expect a plethora of queer and queer-loving performers, including Jax, Brooke Eden, Trinidad Cardona, Chrissy Chlapecka, Neriah, Nouri, Exquisite Gender, along with many more.
Another exciting element is the Shooting Stars Cabaret. This show gives the opportunity for up and coming drag entertainers in the Atlanta Metro area the opportunity to be showcased during the Festival. The Shooting Stars Cabaret, will take place late Saturday afternoon, and will feature a cast of 20-25 drag entertainers.
“Each year, we strive to include talent from across the community that provide a wide range of entertainment for Festival goers. 2022’s lineup will not disappoint! We are so excited to gather again with our community after two years of virtual celebrations. Despite two challenging years, we are pleased to deliver our biggest lineup ever – still free of charge thanks to the support of our sponsors and partners,” stated APC Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson.
Atlanta Pride is the largest Pride event in the United States South East Region, with an average of over 300,000 individual attendees over the weekend. There’s a lot that goes on during those two days (and the days leading into it), including parades, parties, and more! So keep your eyes peeled on Secret Atlanta for all your Atlanta Pride needs.
To find out more information as it’s released, follow Atlanta Pride on Instagram, or download their app.