PrideFest Milwaukee will feature Lisa Lampanelli, Sandra Bernhard, Macy Gray, Chad Michaels, Steve Grand, Mary Lambert, Bruce Vilanch, Big Freedia and more, according to an announcement from organizers released on March 10.
The event will take place June 6-8 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park — the Summerfest grounds — on the Milwaukee lakefront.
PrideFest is nation's largest showcase of LGBT talent, according to organizers, who are promising headliners joined by nearly 100 national, regional and local performers on eight stages.
"We truly believe PrideFest Milwaukee offers something for every visitor," Kate Sherry, festival co-producer, said in a news release. "This year, we're thrilled to host a dynamic mix of musical, comedy, and drag performances that reflects the diversity of LGBT culture and community. We're honored to have access to such stunning talent — and our showcase continues to grow every day."
The schedule includes:
• June 6: Bruce Vilanch, Chad Michaels.
• June 7: Steve Grand, Mary Lambert, Big Freedia, Macy Gray.
• June 8: Lisa Lampanelli, Sandra Bernhard.
Tickets for PrideFest Milwaukee go on sale March 14, with an option for festivalgoers to add $1 to the purchase price to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, which has sued the state to overturn the constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.
Tickets are: $30 for a weekend pass, $13 per day in advance and $16 at the gate. VIP passes are $100 per day or $225 for the weekend.
Organizers also are planning a design contest for the annual PrideFest Milwaukee T-shirt — rules will be announced on April 1.
On the Web…
A link to the Miller MainStage line-up.