Seattle PrideFest 2014 just released the news: Out country/western singers CHELY WRIGHT and STEVE GRAND will headline the brand new 2014 PrideFest Closing Concert which will close out PrideFest festivities on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm. It will be the first time that a PrideFest event will feature a cover charge but the proceeds will benefit marriage equality campaigns nationwide.
More from the announcement:
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 5/9
First 100 tix – $20, Pre-sale: $25, at the door: $30
PrideFest is thrilled to announce our closing concert for this year’s Pride: Steve Grand and Chely Wright. Steve is a (quickly) rising singer-songwriter and Chely is a well-established country star. Both are out artists and we are thrilled to host them for our closing concert for Pride weekend at the Delta Stage at Mural Amphitheatre at the Seattle Center. 100% of proceeds to benefit marriage equality non-profits.
Steve Grand: 7:45
Chely Wright: 8:30
Both will have their full band with them.
Check out their Facebook invite on Friday, May 9, 2014 for the ticket link to purchase tickets.
Steve Grand became a star and an Internet sensation after coming out in July of last year. The attractive singer/songwriter garnered nationwide attention for being a pioneering out male country western star. It also didn’t hurt that the singer isn’t shy when it comes to beefcake photos and videos…
Ms Wright probably has the right to call herself the first pioneer in C/W music as the first major female star to come out in May of 2010. The multi million selling artist was praised for her coming out, a move that cost her many conservative fans (and thousands of dollars in lost revenue) but earned her many more new fans in the LGBTQ community. Since then, Wright was the star of her documentary, WISH ME AWAY which played in Seattle in 2011 at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.