Saturday July 13th - Sunday July 14th
Sat, Jul 13
Sun, Jul 14
San Diego Pride Festival 2013
La Toya Jackson, Morgan Page, Monica, Luciana, Marisela, Amanda Lepore, Pandora Boxx, Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Myndset, Vassy, Justin Utley, Marilyn Odessa
El Prado & Balboa Drive
San Diego, California
This event is all ages
San Diego Pride Festival 2014
San Diego Pride's famous Music Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 200 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food!
Highlights include: 9 entertainment Zones, Beverage Gardens, Cool Zone for those 55+, Leather Realm, Wedding Expo, Art of Pride (LGBT local artists), Youth Zone, Children's Garden, and over 300 vendors. We invite singles, couples, friends, families, youth, and people of all ages to participate in the annual Pride Festival.
We welcome all ages to the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival!
La Toya Jackson
La Toya was born into America’s Royal Family of Music, the Jackson’s. As one of the younger children, she was exposed to music, and the business of music, all of her life. La Toya made her debut at the MGM grand hotel in Las Vegas, tap dancing and singing with her brothers, The Jackson Five. Having come from an extraordinarily talented family La Toya decided to make show business a part of her life as well and has extensively traveled the world, performing in more than 90 countries.
Most recently in March 2010, La Toya has tapped into her entrepreneurial side launching a luxurious hand cream entitled, Dream Cream; a hand cream from German cosmetics firm Alessandro International. La Toya plans to announce many other ventures in 2011.
La Toya is consistently sought after by International media outlets and has been featured on several major interviews including Barbara Walters, ABC News, as well as international television and print interviews. Jackson’s appearance on Larry King Live in March of 2003 caused CNN's phone lines to stay busy for hours and was King's highest-rated show in three years.
Headlining the Main Stage on Saturday
Morgan Page was best known in the underground for his
bootleg Cease & Desist album – a collection of unauthorized
remixes of artists like Coldplay, Imogen Heap, and David
Bowie. The album drew rave reviews online and with DJs;
becoming an instant underground classic. Ironically, rather
than receive the expected cease and desist letters, the
album provided the majors with a solid showcase of Page's
work, and it wasn't long before they began hiring Morgan to
legitimately remix artists like Stevie Nicks, Nelly Furtado, and
Now, established as a sought after remixer, Morgan Page
has signed with Nettwerk Records to release his debut
album, ELEVATE. It's a unique 12-song collection of
remixes and original songs that seamlessly weaves
highlights of Morgan's prolific production career with his
organic, melody-driven tracks. The single, "The Longest
Road" charted on US, UK, and German dance charts, and
has been supported by some of the world's highest-profile
Headlining the Main Stage on Sunday
Monica is a multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning artist, 20-million- plus-selling singer, actress and entrepreneur. The young music veteran returned to the scene in 2010 after a four-year hiatus with her album “Still Standing” which garnered two Grammy nominations for Best R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her hit single “Everything to Me.” "Still Standing” also received two Billboard Music Award nominations for Best R&B Artist & Top R&B Album. She began her career at the age of 15 with her hit singles “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out of My Life.” As a result, she became the youngest female ever to have two #1 back - to- back hits on Billboard’s R&B chart from her 1995 debut album “Miss Thang.”
Her sophomore album, “The Boy Is Mine,” garnered Monica pop success when she paired with Brandy to record the Rodney Jerkins-produced first single of the same name. Spending a record- breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, the duet earned a Grammy Award to add to Monica’s existing collection of American Music, Soul Train and Billboard Awards. The album boasted two more #1 hits (“The First Night” and “Angel of Mine”). In 2003, Monica’s chart-topping success continued when her third album, “After the Storm,” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and spawned her sixth #1 single “So Gone.” Monica’s follow-up album, “The Makings of Me,” entered at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and added yet another achievement to the songstress’ extraordinary career.
She is the first artist ever to have #1 Billboard singles in 3 consecutive decades, which puts her in the elite company of history making superstars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, James Brown and Marvin Gaye who also had similar accomplishments. In 2010, Billboard listed Monica at #24 on its list of the Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists of the past 25 years.
Monica's latest album, New Life (RCA), debuted #2 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan in April 2012.
Leading the way to the album’s chart-topping debut is the single “It All Belongs To Me,” the female anthem which reunited Monica with Brandy after 14 years since their Grammy Award winning duet “The Boy Is Mine.” The “It All Belongs To Me” exclusive video premiered on VH1 with over 1.4 Million viewers.
Receiving praise from press including USA Today’s and Yahoo!, New Life rings in as the fifth consecutive top ten chart debut from the songstress, further solidifying her extraordinary and long-standing career.
Performing on the Main Stage Saturday
Luciana’s got the power to shock and seduce.
Her smash hit singles I’m Still Hot” and “I Like That” pulsate with a sexy electro energy that’s as infectious as it is incendiary.
Simultaneously electrifying and eclectic, the music drips European panache and gutter punk attitude. Throwing caution to the wind, she creates the perfect soundtrack for any tryst on the dance floor. “I Like That” is dirty, dangerous and daring, “I’m Still Hot” is cheeky and teasing—just like everything Luciana does.
Performing Sunday on the Main Stage
Marisela with her unique voice has participated and achieved the top charts of popularity. She is one of the most beautiful voices in the Spanish-speaking community; she began her career at an early age. At the age of 15 she made her first commercial album titled, "SIN EL".
Marisela is an artist of immeasurable artistic talent, who has shared her musical talents with great Latin artists like: Joan Sebastian, Los Humildes, Guardianes Del Amor, among many others. For her delicate voice and interpretive extreme sensitivity, Marisela was baptized by her audience as "The Iron Lady." Now she joins the company where she was born as an artist, IM Records and with the tenacity and perseverance to continue establishing herself as one of the great Latina performers.
Performing on the Main Stage Saturday
The world’s most famous transsexual and an effervescent fixture on the New York scene, Amanda Lepore has been at the cutting edge of culture since the club kid era, breaking and re-making the rules for music, marketing, and gender.
Performing Saturday on the Main Stage
Pandora Boxx has been internationally entertaining the masses for more than a decade. Pandora is best known as a contestant on the smash hit RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 2) on Logo and VH1. Despite not winning, Pandora proved to be the break-out star and was named by Entertainment Weekly "as their America's Next Drag Superstar." EW.com also called Pandora's "the most controversial elimination of the season."
In 2011, Pandora released a debut single called "Cooter!" The single rocketed to number 56 on the Dance Singles Chart of iTunes as well as reaching the number two position on Amazon's Dance & DJ/Dance Pop Hot New Releases Chart right behind Adele.
Pandora continues to tour the world spreading glitter, humor and fabulosity to the masses.
Performing on the Main Stage Sunday
Rock 'n' roll is built on a foundation of great vocalists, and Beverly McClellan is quickly becoming its newest cornerstone. NBC-TV's The Voice introduced her to the world as a singer of stunning power and range with the presence and ability to draw comparisons to Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge, to name just a few of the great torchbearers whose legacies she evokes. Now McClellan's debut international release Fear Nothing presents her as a true and original artist — a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dynamic presence with the ability, authority and desire to carve her own place in music history.
"I believe that I have a message," says McClellan. "It's simple: be yourself, love yourself, always be honest, and let the rest come naturally. That's the way I live my life and make my music."
Performing on the Main Stage
Vicci Martinez isn't worried about the rules. The singer-songwriter continually goes against the grain both musically and lyrically. She doesn't adhere to guidelines of what pop music is supposed to be or how it should be presented. Given her penchant for writing honest, heartfelt songs, she doesn't have to either. When she hits the studio or the stage, she nods to soulful folk and classic rock with an immortal R&B groove beneath everything. On her forthcoming debut album for Universal Republic Records, VICCI, the world will get to see Vicci for who she is, and it might just be a better place because of it. Her genuine spirit courses through the fabric of every song she writes on the album. Whether it's a revealing autobiographical ballad or a groove-driven rocker, the music ebbs and flows with a raw and real fire from the energy of "Come Along" to the honesty of "Let Go." Vicci's been working toward this for her whole life.
For as long as she can remember, she knew that she would play music. After her older sister gave up violin, she picked it up at six-years-old, taking proper lessons for five years. Eventually, she traded the violin for a guitar and began writing songs driven by diverse influences ranging from Led Zeppelin and The Beatles to Sarah McLachlan and Gloria Estefan. Impressed by the first song she wrote, her dad decided it was time for his daughter to pursue music more seriously. He'd bring the young Vicci to local Tacoma, Washington farmer's markets in order to play impromptu. She'd open up her case or put a hat out, and audiences would watch stunned by her powerful voice and presence.
After spending high school honing her talents, she began releasing music independently in 2003. Touring the country for almost a decade, she released seven independent albums culminating with 2011's Live from Jazzbones. Along the way, she shared stages with everyone from Sting and Annie Lennox to The Supersuckers and Jonny Lang. However, NBC's television show The Voice came calling in early 2011, and that opened doors for the next phase of her career. "They asked me to try out, and I really didn't want to do it at first," the artist reveals. "I did Star Search in 2003 and had tried out for American Idol. I decided to give it a chance though. The fact that the show is called The Voice was so much deeper to me. It wasn't simply about my singing voice but what I have to say. I was in the right place at the right time. I took every song on the show and made it my own, and I didn't let myself get pulled in any direction. I did what came naturally."
That's precisely why she landed in the show's top four after riveting and roaring performances of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and an explosive duet with coach Cee Lo Green of Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield". However, it was her stunning live performances of "Jolene" and "Dog Days Are Over" as well as the original song that was written for her, "Afraid To Sleep," where she shined the brightest. Vicci's robust delivery of these tune's made the tracks instant hits online.. She also began to resonate with listeners everywhere as a group of young female fans banded together to assemble the Vicci Martinez Army in honor of her. On VICCI, she does exactly that. "Come Along" sees Martinez engaged in an unforgettable and undeniable duet with Voice coach Cee Lo Green. About the song she says, "I think the lyrics are really important for people today, especially for our generation. I feel this is a step that I've been trying to take and by singing this song. I'm asking everyone else to come along with me and take a stand." "I Can Love" delivers a positive declaration of feeling. In many ways, the song encapsulates her personal ethos. "Everything I do is based on love," observes Martinez. This song is about empowerment and to remind us that we do have hearts and we should use them." Her heart beats loudly on the album closer "Little Faith".
It's intimately infectious as Martinez assures a friend, "I´ll catch you if you fall. So, please have a little faith in me." A centerpiece of the album is the ballad to her father "Let Go". She gives him a fitting remembrance that's bound to reverberate in the hearts of listeners everywhere. "Right when someone dies, there's a lot of sadness," she goes on. "You can live in it for a long time; some people live there forever. There comes a point to let go of the sadness and embrace the fact that I'm living here without my father, yet I never let go because he is always a part of me. I wanted to let go of the pain so I could remember the love. For everyone that leaves us, we have a responsibility to liver harder and live for them." There's a deeper message to her writing. "I'm writing about really honest subjects," she continues. "I did The Voice so I could trigger that fire in people to pursue their dreams." Ultimately, that honesty hits the hardest, even if it breaks a couple rules in the process. "I hope people realize they can heal themselves and their hearts," concludes Vicci.
Performing on the Main Stage Saturday
Myndset is a Los Angeles based Producer/DJ making noise in the electronic dance music scene. His sound, a mix of electro and progressive, is best described as heavy hitting yet melodic. With three Hype Machine #1 remixes in addition to several other tracks making a showing in the Top 10, listeners and bloggers are taking note to Myndset's music. His eclectic remix roster includes the likes of Avicii, Deadmau5, Drake, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's, Foster The People, Gotye, Nervo, Skrillex and The Knocks. His production work today can now be found on over hundreds of different blogs worldwide.
With 14 years of DJing under his belt, Myndset is an avid turntablist who started out with vinyl in 1998 and to this day still performs on the classic Technic 1200's. Myndset has shared the stage with world renown talents such as Steve Angello, Morgan Page, Porter Robinson, Congorock, Cedric Gervais and Bassjackers.
Headlining the Garden Party Stage on Saturday
You probably know Greek-Australian indie-pop dynamo Vassy’s soulful and exotic voice from TV campaigns such as Chevy, Target, Victoria Secret, Sketchers and Hilton Hotels or shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Human Target. That’s if it isn’t from catching her music in feature films such as The Cabin in the Woods or games like The Sims. Her music has even been featured in webformercials by Dr. Pepper and Youtube!
If that wasn’t enough, the Australian singer/songwriter recently teamed up with Grammy-nominated Dave Audé for her new Billboard Chart release, “We Are Young”. The pop-tastic tune features big room floor filling remixes from Dave Audé, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Dirty Freqs, Ivan Gomez & Reidiculous.
Performing on the Main Stage Sunday
New York City singer/songwriter Justin Utley is quickly gaining momentum as a sought-after national performer and icon within the LGBT community. As an 'out' Ex-Morman, and survivor of ex-gay therapy, Justin speaks candidly about his life and experiences through his inspiring storytelling and powerful, entertaining music.
Performing on the Main Stage Sunday
Marilyn Odessa empezó a cantar cuando tenía solamente 5 años. Desde chiquita a llevado la música en sus venas.. Con padres cantantes y familiares también en la música. La vida de Marilyn a florecido a historia de música muy bonita.
Marilyn a lado de su abuela estudio muchos instrumentos musicales como el Violín, el Arpa, la Flauta, y el Piano. También bailo Ballet Folklórico, Flamenco, Jazz, ballet, Hip Hop, y la Danza Azteca.
EN Octubre del ano 2012 Marilyn Lanzo su primer sencillo titulado "Please Mr. Postman". Con esta cancion Marilyn promociono por todo Los Angeles y sus alrededores, ahora a unos meses despues Marilyn lanza su segundo sencillo "Quisiera Saber". Escrito por ella, su primera cancion.
Marilyn ahora se encuentra promocionando y viajando. Muy pronto estara por Mexico y Chile!!