The highly anticipated announcement marks the global superstar’s first-ever headliner Pride performance

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LOS ANGELES, CA (April 26, 2024) Christopher Street West Association (CSW), the 501(c)3 nonprofit that has produced the iconic LA Pride celebration for more than 50 years, announced today that global icon Ricky Martin will headline LA Pride in the Park, with additional artists to be unveiled. As the first openly gay Latin artist to take center stage at LA Pride, this also marks Martin’s first-ever headliner Pride performance, anywhere.

LA Pride in the Park will return to LA State Historic Park on Saturday, June 8. Across 20 acres and with a capacity for 25,000, LA Pride in the Park is one of the most sought-after and largest Pride concerts in the country. Additionally, the official theme for this year’s Pride season is “Power in Pride” to celebrates the LGBTQ+ community’s ability to live authentically through strength and resilience.

“I am thrilled to be headlining LA Pride in the Park because it’s an incredible opportunity to celebrate love, diversity, and equality,” said Martin. “LA Pride is a testament to the power of community, the power of visibility, and the power of standing up for our rights. Being part of this vibrant community fills me with pride and purpose.”

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“With his electrifying stage presence and chart-topping hits, Ricky Martin has long been an inspiration to millions around the world,” said Gerald Garth, board president of CSW/LA Pride. “His participation in LA Pride in the Park goes beyond mere entertainment; it symbolizes a powerful affirmation of queer Latin identity and a celebration of diversity within the LGBTQ+ community. We cannot wait to be ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ while beaming with Pride!”

 Ricky Martin is a multi-talented artist known for his accomplishments as a singer, songwriter, actor and author. He has won multiple GRAMMY® Awards and is considered one of the most influential superstars in history, often referred to as the “King of Latin Pop.” Throughout his nearly four-decade career, Martin brought Latin music and culture to the mainstream, paving the way for crossover talent. 

Martin gained fame as a member of the popular Latin American band Menudo, before embarking on a successful solo career that has garnered over 180 awards, including two GRAMMY® and four Latin GRAMMY® Awards. Also an accomplished actor, Martin was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He can currently be seen in the hit Apple TV series, Palm Royale, with co-stars Laura Dern, Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney and Carol Burnett.

LA Pride is proud of the generous support from our sponsors including Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of LA Pride, LA Metro, the Official Transit Partner of LA Pride, NYX Professional Makeup, Toyota, Corona, ​​Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Coca-Cola, Paul Mitchell®, UCLA Health, Yahoo, Hotel Bel-Air, Beverly Hills Hotel,, National Football League, Los Angeles Dodgers, L.A. Care Health Plan, Bella Canvas, Splat Hair Color, Optum, Bigo Live, Univision, Bavarian Nordic, Orangetheory Fitness, Starbucks; Official Television Broadcast & Streaming Partner KABC/ABC7, and Official Radio and Media Partner iHeartMedia Los Angeles. A&CO serves as LA Pride’s official partnership agency of record.  

Information about LA Pride in the Park hours, attractions, participating sponsors and vendors, and further programming will be available soon. For more information about all LA Pride events, follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X. 

About Christopher Street West (CSW)/LA Pride: While best known for producing the LA Pride Parade & Festival™, one of the largest Pride celebrations in the country, we also organize or support other community events in and around Los Angeles, and work with our nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to celebrate the entire LGBTQ+ community of LA.

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