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PrideFest is Wisconsin’s largest LGBT festival and the one that kicks off the “summer of festivals” on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Plenty of shows, activities, food, a marketplace, a parade, and entertainment including a variety of comedy and music acts. The 2018 Pridefest will run June 7th-10th at Maier Festival Park, a.k.a. the Summerfest Grounds – the first time ever Pridefest has extended to a four-day event.
The Thursday night Kickoff Party includes Cash Cash, the EDM trio who had the hit “Take Me Home” with Bebe Rexha, along with a variety of local entertainment like DJs, dancers, drag artists, and more. The Kickoff Party is on the Dance Stage and costs $10.
Friday night includes music headliner Daya, along with Comedy Night, featuring Fortune Feimster, Kathleen Dunbar, and Kaitlin Colombo. There’s the Dance Pavilion, the Miller Lite Main Stage, Milwaukee Record Stage, the Stonewall Stage, the Children & Family Stage, the PrideFest History Building, and a lot more to see and enjoy.
Saturday evening’s headlining act will be Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon on Fox’s TV show, “Empire”, among other things) who has several songs from “Empire,” plus his album, “Sum of My Music,” which was released in early March.
Sunday night finishes with a bang: the B-52s, will bring their “Love Shack”, “Rock Lobster”s, and more to the party, “Roam”ing wherever they want to (our attempt at puns.)
Other announced musical acts include D’Amato, DJ X-Tasy, Tigernite, The Fatty Acids, AUTOMtic, and more. We’ll update as more acts are announced, check back here for details!
The Summerfest Grounds & Henry Maier Festival Park can be reached via I-794 and U.S. 18, right where it ends at Lake Michigan. Highway 32 is within blocks; also coming close are I-43/94 and Highways 38, 57, 59, 145, and 175.
Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds/Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202