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    Each year on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville, the Kentuckiana Pride Foundation holds the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, a place where the LGBT community and its allies can meet and celebrate, enjoying a variety of food, entertainment, and showcases from local and regional businesses and organizations.

    Kentuckiana Pride Festival

     is the premier pride festival in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where thousands come to celebrate divserity with entertainment, food, drink, and a community marketplace full of vendors and organizations who share an appreciation for diversity. This year's festival features a mix of music and entertainment 

    presented by UAW/Ford and UAW Local 862

    . Enjoy performances by Justin Utley, Laura Bell Bundy, and Krinstine W, as well as Alexis Mateo and Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul's Drag Race. Watch as comedy hypnotist Jon Simon mesmorizes members of the audience.

    This

     year the festival runs Friday, June 20th through Saturday, June 21st. 

    General admission is free on Friday and $5 at the gate on Saturday. Must have ID to drink. A VIP viewing area is also available, tickets for that are available for purchase on their Eventbrite page. 

    The festival kicks off with a parade that heads down Main Street and ends at the Belvedere, where Friday Night Fest begins. The parade begins at 7:30 PM. Line ups for Friday night after the parade as well as Saturday are listed below.

    Friday Line-Up

    • 9:00 p.m., Boyzz By Knight
    • 9:30 p.m., Comedy Hypnotist Jon Simon
    • 10:30 p.m., Laura Bell Bundy
    • 11:15 p.m., Ban She

    Saturday Line-Up

    • noon, DJ Syimone
    • 2:00 p.m., Louisville Gay Men's Chorus
    • 2:25 p.m., Mindy B
    • 3:00 p.m., CenterStage, Jewish Community Center
    • 3:30 p.m., Josiah Carr
    • 4:15 p.m., Justin Utley
    • 5:00 p.m., Bridge 19
    • 5:45 p.m., Stereo Empire
    • 6:25 p.m., Derby City Sisters
    • 6:50 p.m., LaBoy LeFemme
    • 7:15 p.m., Play's Playmates
    • 7:40 p.m., Comedy Hypnotist Jon Simon
    • 8:45 p.m., Drag
      • With special guests Alexis Mateo and Alyssa Edwards, from RuPaul's Drage Race
    • 9:15 p.m., Ariana and The Rose
    • 9:30 p.m., Kristine W
    • 10:00 p.m., Drag
      • With special guests Alexis Mateo and Alyssa Edwards, from RuPaul's Drage Race

    Spend your weekend showing your Pride for our lovely city with people from all walks of life on the Belvedere.

    Photo courtesy of Kentuckiana Pride Foundation

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