Jessie J to Headline ‘Pride on the Shore’ for Pittsburgh Pride Month

Event to benefit Proud Haven for LGBTQ+ youth

Pride on the Shore headliner Jessie J. Photo courtesy of Pride on the Shore.

Today, Pride on the Shore announced their long-anticipated headliners and lineup for the event this June for Pride.

Headlining the main stage will be Grammy award nominee Jessie J, a global vocal powerhouse sensation and songwriter, selling more than 20 million singles and 3 million albums worldwide. Supporting Jessie J on the main stage will be RAYE, VINCINT, Mo Heart, and DJ Pennywild.

Headlining the official after-party at Stage AE will be Trixie Mattel, American drag queen royalty, reality television personality, musician, and entrepreneur. Mattel competed on the 7th season of Rupaul’s Drag Race and went on to win the third season of Rupaul’s Drag Race all-stars. Also performing will be Dave Audé and Joe Gauthreaux. A separate ticket must be purchased for the after-party.

Luna Skye and Indi Skies with S&S Productions will host a free pre-show party featuring local talent including Akasha L Van Cartier, October, Paris Young Boutte, Dynasty, Dixie Surewood, Ser, Miss V, Venus Doom, Cindy Crotchford, Eddie Alabaster, Annasteezia, Alexa Van Cartier, Cherri Baum, Kat De Lac, Calipso, Leia Way Lestat, Apothic Said, Maxi Pad, Pissy Mattress, House of Khan, Tootsie Snyder, Alora Chateaux, Soft Boy, Phoenix Fatale, Scarlet Fairweather, and Lola LeCroix. 

Nick Staples, “Pride on the Shore” producer and founder of Imagination Entertainment said, “To say I’m excited to bring these talented artists to the stage is an understatement. My goal was to select a diverse group of talented individuals to show that we’re all so much more alike than different, the true essence of Pride. These legendary artists come to the stage with a list of awards from near and far and are all allies and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. We’re kicking off Pride month to remind us of our history, achievements, and progress.”

Pride on the Shore is sponsored by Zenergy Cycling, Sequence, Coldwell Banker, Voltage, Made in PGH, and QBurgh.

“Pride on the Shore” also announced their commitment to upholding equality, equity, and inclusion in Pittsburgh by naming Proud Haven their official charity partner — donating a portion of ticket sales and providing in-kind tickets to ensure LGBTQ+, and underprivileged youth may participate, feel welcomed, and celebrate their pride openly.

Jim Sheppard is a resident of Downtown Pittsburgh. Jim served as a Commissioner on the City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission which investigates instances of discrimination in the City of Pittsburgh and recommends necessary protections in our City Code to provide all people in Pittsburgh with equal opportunities. He has worked for Pittsburgh City Council, the Pittsburgh Mayor, and the Allegheny County Controller. For five years he was the President of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (He / Him / His)