Pride on the Shore Music Festival to Feature Chappell Roan, Jess Glynne, Slayyyter, Keke Palmer, Natasha Bedingfield and More

Pride on the Shore Music Festival rocks the North Shore Friday, May 31 and Sunday, June 2 at Stage AE

Chappell Roan. Photo courtesy of Pride on the Shore.

Pride on the Shore, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ Pop Music Festival, is scheduled to return to Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, now on two days Friday, May 31, and Sunday, June 2, 2024. This year, the festival, presented by Nick Staples and PromoWest North Shore, promises a lineup featuring a diverse array of artists including Chappell Roan, Jess Glynne, Slayyyter, Keke Palmer, Natasha Bedingfield, G FLIP, Hannah Rad, Jessica Wild, Kaleena Zanders, Kitty Glitter, Matt Suave, The Scarlet Opera, Xunami Muse, among others.

Photo courtesy of Keke Palmer.

Nick Staples, founder and Executive Producer, reflects on the growth of the festival since 2022: “I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with Pride on the Shore over the past few years. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to bring this event to life. Each year, we aim to enhance our offerings to provide an experience that stands out in Western Pennsylvania. We’re looking forward to showcasing what’s new this year to all attendees.”

The festival is not just about national acts; it also aims to highlight local and community talent. Starting Monday, February 26th, the public is invited to participate in polling to select the top six local acts to perform at the festival. This initiative encourages community involvement in shaping the festival’s lineup. Votes can be cast by visiting the festival’s website at PrideOnTheShorePGH.com.

Jess Glynne. Photo courtesy of Pride on the Shore.

A commitment to community support is at the heart of the festival. Each year, a portion of the net proceeds benefit a local non-profit organization, reinforcing the music festival’s dedication to making a positive impact. Pride on the Shore also extends the opportunity for members of the LGBTQ+ community who may not have the financial means to attend, by donating tickets. This ensures that everyone has the chance to be part of the celebration, regardless of economic situation.

Where do I get tickets?

Pride on the Shore begins on Friday, May 31, with the second day of performances scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2024. Pre-sale registration is currently available, offering the earliest access to festival tickets. For additional details and registration, visit PrideOnTheShorePGH.com.

The Growth of a New Pride in Pittsburgh

Since 2021, Pride celebrations in Pittsburgh have embarked on a transformative journey, adapting to the changing times while steadfastly celebrating the city’s LGBTQ+ community. Moving away from a single-entity model that plagued the community for a decade, multiple organizations have stepped up to host various events, reflecting the wide range of interests, identities, and expressions within the LGBTQ+ community. This decentralized approach has allowed for more targeted and representative programming, catering to the unique and varied facets of queer life in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pride 2024 weekend is Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2. Keep an eye on QBurgh for details about Pittsburgh Pride and all the community Prides happening throughout June. Pre-order the Pittsburgh Pride Guide to stay in the know.

Information and registration for other Pittsburgh Pride events, including the Pittsburgh Pride March & Parade, can be found at PittsburghPride.com.

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)