Spring has just sprung but the folks at Northern Nevada Pride have been busy organizing and arranging this years Northern Nevada Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, July 22. Northern Nevada Pride is the biggest fundraiser for OUR Center, the western Nevada GLBTQIA Community Center.
Betty Who, who is best known for her song I Love You Always Forever, which has been downloaded more than 26 million times on Spotify, will be featured on the Main Stage in the east island section in Winfield Park, according to Northern Nevada Pride Marketing Director YeVonne Allen. The song was featured in a Home Depot flash mob marriage proposal that went viral. Born in Australia, the singer songwriter currently lives in New York City. The Valley, Betty Who’s second album was just released by Sony Records on March 24.
DJ Citizen Jane, just recently hosted pool parties at the Dianh Shore Weekend in Palm Springs. Her philosophy is simple – Life is a party so get up and dance! DJ Citizen Jane will be featured in the dance tent located on the west island section of Wingfield Park.
There will be special guest(s) that the organization is still in negotiation with to be at the festival announced soon according to Ms. Allen.
The Community Pride Parade will again be along California Avenue to Arlington and into the park on the Arlington Street Bridge. Parade entry check-in is at Hill and Liberty. Staging will be on Hill Street with the parade beginning at 11 am from the corner of Humboldt and California.
Last year over 7,000 attended the day long celebration of community pride and diversity, one of the largest crowds ever at a Pride celebration in Reno which date back to 1987 when the first Reno “Pride” celebration was held in Rock Park in Sparks. The festival is free with a $5 donation requested in support of the Center.
Applications for vendor space and parade entries are available on the NorthernNevadapride.com website.