TWO GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL SUPERSTARS WILL EACH HEADLINE
ONE NIGHT AT LA PRIDE IN THE PARK
The Highly Anticipated Pride festival expands to two days: June 9 & 10 at LA State Historic Park
Early Bird Tickets are now SOLD OUT. General Admission and VIP Passes Now Available
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 28, 2023) – Christopher Street West Association (CSW) – the 501(c)3 nonprofit that’s produced the iconic LA Pride celebration for more than 50 years – announced today that multi-award winning global superstars Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey will headline LA Pride in the Park, with additional artists to be announced. Following last year’s overwhelming success and demand, the multi-stage event will expand to a two-day concert experience with headliners Megan Thee Stallion on June 9 and Mariah Carey on June 10 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Across 32 acres and with a capacity for 25,000, LA Pride in the Park is one of the most sought after and largest Official Pride concerts in the country. Additionally, the official theme for this year’s Pride season is “All Out with Pride,” which celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community’s diversity, resilience, and joy.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of LA Pride 2023,” exclaimed Carey. “I am happy to be back in person celebrating with the LGBTQIA+ community here in Southern California and throughout all of the lands!!! Let’s come together to celebrate love, inclusion, and Pride.”
“I can’t wait to headline LA Pride in the Park and celebrate the phenomenal LGBTQIA+ community,” said Megan. “This incredible event advocates for diversity, inclusivity and equality, so I’m honored to perform and have a blast with all of the Hotties in attendance.”
“Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion are the perfect artists to headline LA Pride in the Park this year as we expand to two days,” shared Gerald Garth, board president of LA Pride. “These empowering and iconic women are sure to take the stage by storm to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and will undoubtedly make this year’s LA Pride in the Park an unforgettable experience.”
Early Bird Single Day and Weekend passes are sold out. General Single Day ($69) and Weekend ($119) as well as VIP Single Day ($299) and VIP Weekend ($549) are now available to purchase at lapride.org.
Mariah Carey is a multi-hyphenate force, achieving success as a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and a New York Times bestselling author. Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, improvisation skills, her signature use of the whistle register, and songwriting. Carey has been credited with helping to revitalize the music industry in the 1990s and is considered one of the most influential female singers of all time. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Carey has won five GRAMMY Awards, 19 World Music Awards, and 14 American Music Awards. She is also the first artist to have a number-one single in the United States in each of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Carey has been a longtime ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and has spoken out in support of equality and acceptance. In 2016, she received the Ally Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work to advance LGBTQIA+ rights. In addition to her advocacy work, Carey has also been a vocal supporter of LGBTQIA+ artists and creatives.
Megan Thee Stallion is a three-time GRAMMY-winning recording artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur. From earning two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits with the “Savage (Remix)” featuring Beyoncé, and “WAP” with Cardi B to releasing her dynamic album “Traumazine,” Megan has proven unstoppable. Megan has been recognized for her musical achievements, including three GRAMMY wins, nine BET Awards and back-to-back Billboard Music Awards for Top Rap Female Artist. Additionally, she has been honored for her advocacy efforts, having received the 2022 Special Achievement Award at The Webby Awards and the Trailblazer Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Most recently, Megan made history in Nov. 2022, becoming the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Forbes’ prestigious Under 30 issue. She was previously recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 after publishing her monumental “Why I Speak Up For Black Women” op-ed for The New York Times. Megan’s philanthropic work was heralded by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who presented her with the key to the city of Houston and a proclamation that officially designated May 2, 2022 as Megan Thee Stallion Day in her hometown. In 2021, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee awarded Megan the 18th Congressional District Hero Award in Houston for her humanitarian initiatives. out against the intolerance of the LGBTQIA+ community within the hip-hop genre. She told People magazine in a 2021 interview that, “Representation is important, and it is really crucial for us all to have compassion and acceptance of every human.”
LA Pride is proud to announce its first round of sponsors which include Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of LA Pride, SVEDKA Vodka, Corona Extra, Corona Hard Seltzer, Toyota Mirai, Coca-Cola, Kim Crawford Wines, Splat Hair Color, Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions, California Cryobank by CooperSurgical, LADWP, Rare Beauty, Starbucks, One Medical, L.A. Care Health Plan, Nordstrom and AEG, including LA Kings, LA Galaxy, and AEG Presents with many more to be announced over the coming months. A&CO (www.aubryandco.com) serves as LA Pride’s official partnership agency of record.
Information about parking, transportation, safety, security, medical support, participating vendors, and further programming will be available soon. For sponsorship and other talent inquiries, contact LA Pride at [email protected]. For more information, follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
About Christopher Street West (CSW)/LA Pride:
Christopher Street West Association (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the iconic LA Pride Parade celebration & Pride in the Park (the largest Pride music event in the country), they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit lapride.org for more information.
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