Sunday’s Bud Light Stage
Kyron Leslie: Leslie may have been born in Tennessee but this soul singer ha established roots in Atlanta. “Disease” featuring Kari Epps and Big Rube already sounds like it should be playing on radio. Leslie has grabbed the attention of Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins and worked with Christopher “Tricky” Stewart- some of the biggest names in pop/r&b production. This is definitely one guy to watch out for and check out during Atlanta Pride. Check out “Disease” below. Performs at 3:00
Maria Gabriella Band: Self-described as “folky pop-rock with a Latin flair” the Maria Gabriella Band are staples of the Atlanta local music scene. From My Sister’s Room (which they will play a Pride After-Party Saturday night with God-Des and She) to their Breast Cancer activism with the annual Tatapalooza, the band has a devoted set of fans that follows them everywhere. Haven’t heard Maria Gabriella Band? Check out a video below and make sure you catch them this weekend. Performs at 3:50
Jamie Charoen: This Orlando, FL singer has some major pop pipes. Earlier this year Charoen released the bouncy kiss-off “The Puppeteer” and she’s headed up to Atlanta to cut her strings and get loud on the Bud Light Stage. Charoen has gained a internet following with her acoustic covers of pop songs including JoJo’s (who played at Savannah Pride this year) “Disaster”. Check out the video below. Performs at 4:40.
Dylan Michael: After warming up the crowd during Savannah Pride earlier this year, Dylan Michael is set for an all-out assault on Atlanta when he caps off Sunday’s performances on the Bud Light Stage. With strong pop sensibilities and daring fashion statements, Michael rocks his audiences with with covers such as Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and original tracks including “Never Been Touched”, the latters’ video features RuPaul’S Drag Race’s Mariah Paris and was shot at the iconic Brushstrokes.
Having released his AfterLove Ep earlier this year, Michel is currently in the studio working on his full album Vandalized, which he describes as a “fun, clubby album”. Aiming for a winter release, Michel may just tease us this weekend with lead single “Play By Myself”. Check out “Never Been Touched” below. Performs at 5:25
Sunday’s Coca-Cola Stage
Leslie Christian: If you’re headed out to the park on sunday make sure you’re wearing your boots and cowboy hat because Leslie Christian is sure to make ya say “Yee-Haw”. This talented country music singer-songwriter has created buzz herself with her indie released album My Life as a Country Song and after you hear strong tracks like “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” you’ll be in love with Christian. Check out the video for “Do You Ever think of Me” below. Performs at 4:25
Gurufish: Described as “a funkalicious pop explosion that’s fun for girls and boys”, Gurufish has shared stages with gay-fave Nikka Costa, The Spin Doctors and The White Stripes (just to name a few). Their blend of funk, soul and pop will inject the Piedmont Park crowds with a boost of energy leading into the final stretches of the Pride celebration. You can check out a video for their track “Touch Your Body” below. Performs at 5:15
Amy Ray: The music closes out with Atlanta’s own Amy Ray. Ray’s musical journey has been marked with both collaborative and solo success. As one-half of the Indigo Girls, Ray found success with Epic Records in the late 80s and early 90s. The Indigo Girls were eventually nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy losing to the lip-synching embarrassment Milli Vanilli. In 2007, the Indigo Girls left major labels behind and returned to their independent roots.
Over the years, Ray started her own record label, Daemon Records and has released four solo studio albums- the most recent 2012′s Lung of Love. Check out “I Didn’t” from Ray’s latest record below. Performs at 6:10
Starlight Cabaret: The entertainment doesn’t end when Amy Ray leaves the stage because Atlanta Pride staple (and crowd-pleaser) Starlight Cabaret takes the Coca-Cola stage. Atlanta’s fiercest drag performers take the stage and kill it every year. It’s definitely worth sticking around for (or making your way back to the park for) as 2012 is guaranteed to be a showstopper.Show starts at 7:15
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