This year’s L.A. Pride stretches beyond a weekend, with events starting June 5 up through the 11. The various events will be at Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios and Staples Center and culminate with the annual L.A. Pride Festival in West Hollywood.
Next week’s activities:
The Los Angeles Sparks will host Pride Night on June 6 in partnership with L.A. Pride’s annual Women’s Party, which will be an event for those 21 and older taking place after the game inside the Staples Center. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $30 with entrance to the post-game Women’s Party included. Tickets just for the Women’s Party are $10. To purchase tickets visit: https://LASparks.formstack.com/forms/la_sparks_pride_night_2017
Universal Studios Hollywood will also host its “Pride is Universal” event on June 9. Each $95 ticket to this event provides all day access to the theme park starting at 9 a.m., plus an exclusive after-hours full park experience from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring all rides and attractions, DJ entertainment, dance venues, cash bars, character meet and greets and more. For tickets, visit https://ushtix.com/lapride
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their own LGBT Night on June 9 in collaboration with L.A. Pride. This event will take place at Dodger’s Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. The special event package includes a game ticket for June 9, and an exclusive Dodger LGBT tee shirt is available for purchase now at www.dodgers.com/LGBT. LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium will feature a ceremonial first pitch by actor Matt Bomer. Other scheduled special guests include Dustin Lance Black, Noah Galvin, Guillermo Diaz and Lance Bass, with Dot Marie Jones singing the National Anthem.
Latino, Hip Hop and R&B Performers
In addition to its previously announced talent lineup, featuring headliners Chromeo and Brandy, at this year’s Park Stage in West Hollywood Park, L.A. Pride has announced its Latino and hip hop and R&B artists.
On the Plaza Stage, the lineup Ninel Conde and Valentina from VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9.” Ninel Conde is a Mexican singer, actress and television host. She is known for roles on popular television novellas “Rebelde” and “Fuego En la Sangre” as well as for her music career, with hits like “El Bombón Asesino,” which peaked at the number two spot on the Mexican charts. Valentina, from the runway of RuPaul’s Drag Race, also will appear on the L.A. Pride Plaza Stage. The Los Angeles native will celebrate her Latina roots in her drag performance to the crowds of the festival. Graciela Beltran, Ana Victoria and sexy go-go dancers also will also be on stage all weekend. The fiery Plaza Stage lineup is produced by Club Papi and also will include Carmen Jara, Mariachi Arcoiris, a Selena Tribute Band and DJs Oscar and Edgar Velasquez.
The Boulevard Stage, produced by B.A.S.H. LA., will feature hip hop and R&B artists Sevyn Streeter and Lil Mo on the Boulevard Stage. Streeter, is an American singer and songwriter. Her own debut album, “Girl Disrupted,” is being released soon, Streeter also has written songs for artists such as Chris Brown, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Ariana Grande and headliner, Brandy, the L.A,]. Pride 2017 Park Stage headliner on Sunday night. Lil Mo began her career in the music industry as Missy Elliott’s protégée and later collaborated with the Elliot on songs like the record-breaking “Hot Boyz.” She has since released multiple solo projects like her 2014 album, “The SCARlet Letter,” and contributed background vocals to songs by Tamar Braxton, Faith Evans and many others. The Boulevard Stage will see the likes of many other established and rising hip hop and R&B artists including Bre – Z from the Fox television show “Empire,” Serayah J, Kristii, Rob.B, Kandie, Hym the Rapper, Kevioyn, Micahblu and Georgia Reign.
L.A. Pride also is offering a “Delta Backstage Boarding Pass” for $225, which offers backstage access to the Festival’s Park Stage. Priced at $225, this pass includes drink tickets and complimentary food. Only 100 tickets are offered each day. More information on ticketing is available at www.lapride.org.