Pride 2012

Guide to Pride

Friday, June 1

7 p.m.

Grand Marshal Reception

The official start to this year’s Pride festivities includes Dustin Lance Black as the grand marshal and the winners of the Kristen Ries Community Service Award and the Pete Suazo Political Action Award. Tickets are $40.

Saturday, June 2

9 a.m.

Pride Day 5K

State Capitol Building

Run, walk or jog your way to the third annual Pride Day 5K. The course begins to the east of the State Capitol Building and will wind through City Creek Canyon. The trail ends in Memory Grove. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.

2 p.m.

Pride Interfaith Service

First United Methodist Church

203 S. 200 East

Join more than 15 faith groups as Pride and diversity is celebrated through song and words. The event is open to the public and will lead right up to the equality marches.

3 p.m.

Dyke /Transgender Marches

State Capitol Building

The march routes have changed in order to provide a greater distinction between the groups. The lesbians and supporters will begin at the State Capitol. The location of the Trans March is still being determined. The two marches will join together, along with the interfaith group on 200 South and 200 East as everyone continues into the festival grounds.

3:30 p.m.

Junior Hubrich

Junior Hubrich has been playing the accordion for 18 years and is now a true musical wizard. 

4 p.m.

DJ Nick James

North Main Stage

DJ Nick James has been spinning and remixing for more than 10 years. He’s been a featured performer at past festivals and the Sundance Film Festival. He’s also an award-winning disc jockey on KRCL 90.9.

4:30 p.m.

SLAPercussion

East Café Stage

SLAPercussion has been jamming on buckets, pots and pans and the like just for fun for several years and has turned into a fan favorite at all of the places you see them play, including the Utah Arts Festival, Urban Arts Festival and Powellapalooza. 

5 p.m.

Four Leaves Left

North Main Stage

Four Leaves Left is a melodic, heart-pumping rock band from Salt Lake City that’s really starting to gain notice and traction on local radio stations and at local clubs.

6 p.m.

Under the Covers

North Main Stage

Hosted by Kate Burkart, the musical experience follows as three musicians cover three famous artists:  Tom Petty, Davis Jones and Lucinda Williams.

7:15 p.m.

ROTC

North Main Stage

The Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps of Salt Lake City is a spectacular modern-day color guard. Twirling flags, spinning rifles and batons, the group is made up of gays and lesbians.

Grand Marshal Dustin Lance Black

North Main Stage

The fabulous Academy Award-winning screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black will address festivalgoers.

7:30 p.m.

Prince Poppycock

North Main Stage

The roguish operatic dandy Prince Poppycock made his way into the public sphere in 2010 as a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Prince Poppycock’s look and sound combines elements of glam rock, light opera, synthetic pop and Western art music in a way that is fresh, sometimes startling and always entertaining. Prince Poppycock was inspired by a love in a wide range of musical styles and artists like David Bowie, Depeche Mode, opera, madrigals, Gregorian chant, The Smiths and many others. 

8 p.m.

Frenchie Davis

North Main Stage

Davis is a Grammy-award nominee, Broadway star, and was a top finalist on both The Voice and American Idol. Her career includes Billboard Dance Chart hits, a four-year run in Broadway’s Rent, and a national tour of Dreamgirls, where she played the role of the formidable and talented Effie White.

9 p.m.

Latin Dance Party

North Main Stage

Local DJs and a sexy, fun crowd will focus on Latin music and influences.

Sunday

10 a.m.

Utah Pride Parade

The most fabulous parade in Utah with dozens of floats and thousands of participants.

12 p.m.

DJ Harry Cross Jr.

North Main Stage

The local and Fabby award-winning Club JAM resident DJ, Harry Cross Jr. will be spinning some of the top hits with his own fabulous flair.

Club Karamba

South Dance Stage

12:30 p.m.

3113

East Café Stage

Rachel and Candice have both performed with several local projects, but their latest adventure is all acoustic and all fabulous.

The Klezbros

The West International Stage

Klezmer music was originally associated with instrumental music of the Eastern European Jewish community. The Klezbros have been continuing that traditional music in Utah for nearly two decades.

1 p.m.

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch’

North Main Stage

Plan-B Theatre’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch gets a special reboot and the incomparable Aaron Swenson will be performing a three-song set from the show.

1:20 p.m.

Salt Lake Taiko Drummers

North Main Stage

The Salt Lake City based group of musicians shows not just the drumming, but also the Japanese culture. 

1:30 p.m.

Melody & Tyler

East Café Stage

Melody & Tyler began performing together after many years of solo work about five years ago in Logan, Utah. Soon after they moved to Salt Lake City they began building their own version of acoustic music that they describe as a country-infused acoustic rock.

Samba Fogo

West International Stage

Drawing on rich Afro-Brazilian traditions and mythology, Samba Fogo fuses Brazilian dance and the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, all choreographed to live music, creating a unique, exciting and culturally rich choreographic style.

1:50 p.m.

North Main Stage

Club JAM Idol

The exciting conclusion to a karaoke competition held at the local club throughout the month.

Club Pure

South Dance Stage

2:10 p.m.
Saturday’s Voyeur

North Main Stage

The Salt Lake Acting Company’s satirical look at life in Utah is always fresh, hilarious and fabulous. Watch an excerpt from the musical comedy preview.

2:20 p.m.

Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire

North Main Stage

The oldest and most prestigious drag and queer charity group in Utah is sure to impress as they strut their stuff on the main stage. Stop by for the best sequins and glitterific outfits in the state.

2:30 p.m.

Folk Hogan

East Café Stage

Folk Hogan is a high velocity, folk, punk, gypsy music experience that is high energy. With a six-piece lineup, consisting of accordion, mandolin, banjo, bass, guitar and drums, Folk Hogan brings a mix of experienced entertainers, humor and energy that will keep a crowd dancing.

Stonecircle

West International Stage

Stonecircle has enchanted music-lovers throughout its 17-year history, with driving rhythms and haunting melodies unique to their Celtic-fusion style.

3 p.m.

The Saliva Sisters

North Main Stage

These raucous and outrageous performers are Utah Pride Festival regulars. After performing for groups as varied as the gay rodeo and the Western Republican Governors, they know how to please a crowd.

3:30 p.m.

Swedish-Ish Fish

East Café Stage

Swedish-Ish Fish is a multi-instrumentalist out of Portland, Ore. and Salt Lake City. She has played in several queer core bands from the Northwest, touring all around the country and in Canada.

The Red Desert Ramblers

West International Stage

The Red Desert Ramblers play bluegrass, classic country and swing music blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks.

4 p.m.

Kristine W

North Main Stage

Iconic dance diva Kristine W is a true record holder with nine consecutive Billboard No. 1 club hits and an astounding 16 No. 1 dance songs to date.

Metro Bar

South Dance Stage

4:30 p.m.

The Sister Wives

East Café Stage

Ranging from soulful blues to fiery rock to all-out dance, the Sister Wives defy the conventional norms typically set for all-women bands with the range and depth of their musical energy and virtuosity.

Juana Ghani

West International Stage

The lively and dark gypsy-infused rock band is a gathering of incredibly talented musicians.

4:45 p.m.

DJ Dances With Wolves

North Main Stage

Local, electronica house DJ  Dances With Wolves is a fixture in the Utah trance scene.

6 p.m.

DJ Panama

North Main Stage

With more than 20 years of spinning experience, DJ Panama has rocked some of the hottest nightclubs in Utah, Curacao, Panama, China and many other major metropolitan areas around the world.

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