12 Concerts That Celebrate Pride This Month

Get your pride on.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Alice Baxley • June 10, 2017

Pride Month is upon us, and all around the U.S., each major city is holding parades, festivals, concerts, protests, rallies, worship events, 5Ks and dances in order to celebrate the LGBT community. And with celebration comes music. Lots of music! 

From Brandy to En Vogue to Betty Who, here are all the artists teaming up with your city to help spread Pride far and wide.

Brandy

 

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Where: Los Angeles

When: June 11

How to attend: Get tickets here

Brandy will headline L.A. Pride, the largest ticketed Pride festival in the United States. She'll be taking the stage on Sunday, while Chromeo will headline on Saturday night.

 

Brooke Candy

 

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Where: Los Angeles

When: June 10 - 11

How to attend: Get tickets here

Brooke Candy takes many forms, and it's possible that she'll bring them all out at L.A. Pride. Candy is used to bringing us that underground gothy sweet flair, but who knows? Maybe she's bring a darker side. Or something way more colorful.

 

Young M.A

 

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Where: Los Angeles

When: June 10 - 11

How to attend: Get tickets here

Young M.A will also be at the action-packed Pride, which also features sets from Erika Jayne, Aaron Carter and Kat Dahlia. An up-and-coming rapper no more, she's captivated hip-hop audiences with the ever-so singable "OOOUUU" and "Hot Sauce."

 

ILoveMakonnen

Where: Los Angeles

When: June 10 - 11

How to attend: Get tickets here

Makonnen will get the club goin' up when he comes from Toronto to the States in the name of Pride. The oddball R&B sing-rapper is one of the many featured performers for the L.A. event and isn't one to miss.

 

Nelly Furtado

 

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Where: New York -- Pier 26 (Pride Island)

When: Sunday, June 25

How to attend: Get tickets here

Nelly Furtado is riding that blissful indie wave after her mainstream beginnings, and die-hard fans have never left her. Her live show has turned into an R&B paradise lifted with the soul that lingers in and around her -- no matter how much edge she adds to it.

 

Patti LaBelle

 

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Where: New York -- Pier 26 (Pride Island)

When: Friday, June 23

How to attend: Get tickets here

Don't pass up the chance to see Patti LaBelle in person! The vocal powerhouse has been a constant in the LGBT community, and celebrating with her is an honor.

 

Tegan and Sara

 

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Where: New York -- Pier 26 (Pride Island)

When: Saturday, June 24

How to attend: Get tickets here

The musicial component of New York's Pride is called Pride Island -- and if that doesn't sound appealing, I don't know what would. Pier 26 will have a ton of acts, but Tegan and Sara have signed on to headline.

 

Miley Cyrus

 

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Where: Washington, D.C. (2017 Pride Concert)

When: Sunday, June 11

How to attend: Get tickets here

Miley Cyrus, a staunch supporter of Pride, will be visiting the Pride Concert in D.C. Get down to the National Mall area and catch Miley on Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street NW for a good time.

 

Tinashe

 

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Where: Washington, D.C. (2017 Pride Concert)

When: Sunday, June 11

How to attend: Get tickets here

Tell me that you've still got the flame for Tinashe, who will no doubt play "Flame" when she takes the stage at D.C.'s Pride event. Don't pass up an opportunity to get in touch with your spirit and body with this concert.

 

Betty Who

 

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Where: San Francisco

When: Sunday, June 25

How to attend: Tickets to grandstand seating

Betty Who isn't just playing at San Francisco's Pride event; she's also performing at sister events in Buffalo, Albany, Des Moines, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Columbus, Knoxville, Provincetown and Reno. Betty Who is unofficially the Pride Queen!

 

En Vogue

 

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Where: San Diego

When: July 15 - 16

How to attend: Get tickets here

Free your mind and head to En Vogue's Pride concert in San Diego, where the classic R&B trio will bring hits both new and old to the epic celebration.

 

Estelle 

 

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Where: Houston

When: July 15 - 16

How to attend: Get tickets here

Estelle always wants to come kick it with American boys and girls. The singer will grace the Houston Pride event, along with Big Freedia and Neon Hitch.