Mid-South Pride has dazzled the city with a multi-day festival to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community for 15 years now, and each year has drawn a bigger crowd and promised more fun than the last. This year is no exception with an entire week of events and festivities, and a location change for the festival that ups the ante.
Come as you are, and shake it (break it, if you must)
Due to the last year’s record-breaking turnout of over 15,000 people, Mid-South Pride has moved the actual festival to Tom Lee Park this year.
“There will be lots of features at the festival this year,” said Vanessa Rodley, Mid-South Pride President. “We’re bringing wrestling, drag queens, all kinds of live entertainment, and the parade will be twice as long, going all the way down Beale Street and ending on Riverside Drive.”
This year’s festival also boasts more booths and a better stage than the last, but that’s not all! Club Spectrum on Marshall Avenue, is excitedly reopening to host the festival’s after-party at 9:00pm on the 29th.
VIP passes ($50) are available for purchase and they include free unlimited drinks, Chipotle all day, and a swag bag.
Check out the lineup of events:
- 9/24 – Movie Night at the Pumping Station
- 9/25 – Pride Trivia & Game Night at Midtown Crossing
- 9/26 – The Official 2018 Memphis Pride Fest Poetry Slam & Open Mic Night
- 9/27 – Pride Kickoff Drag Show at Dru’s Place
- 9/28 – Big Gay Dance Party: Pride Kickoff at The New Daisy
- 9/29 – Pride Fest
- 9/29 – Pride Parade on Beale, 1pm – 2pm
- 9/29 – Club Spectrum Pride Fest After Party
- 9/30 – Brunchin’ it at Dru’s Place
- 9/30 – Pride T-Dance at the Pumping Station
- 10/1 – Vincent Astor presents “Tom of Finland” at Studio on the Square