Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Get Ready for Motor City Pride with The Gator! (VIDEO)

June 7th and 8th Motor City Pride will be taking over 1 Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, also known as Hart Plaza. Thousands of people will gather to enjoy music, food, fun, and acceptance. This is the largest LBGT gathering in Michigan and is volunteer driven. It is not only a chance to celebrate and have a good time, but it is also a great way to raise awareness and remind people that we have come a long way, and we still have a long way to go.

This year there are five stages and some great acts that will be performing on them. A full schedule of performers and stage lineups can be found here.We recommend that you make sure that you are there from at least 2:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. because you do not want to miss these four acts.

3:00 p.m. Little Animal (Pride Stage)
4:15 p.m. The Infatuations (Pride Stage)
4:30 p.m. The Gator (Festival Stage)
5:45 p.m. Matt Wixson's Flying Circus (Festival Stage)
6:45 p.m. Tunde Olaniran (Pride Stage)

The festival goes from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. There are two entrances to the festival, one off of Jefferson and Woodward and one off the Riverwalk. It costs $5 to get into the festival for 21 and over. They do not allow any food or drinks to be brought in, this includes water. They also do not allow bikes or skateboards into the festival.

We had a chance to check out Ferndale Pride, which was last weekend, and caught up with The Gator who is performing this weekend. Allison Hanna a.k.a. The Gator talked to us about her music and gave us a history of what Pride is all about and what it personally means to her. Check out the video, come out and see her this weekend, and if you like what you hear follow her on Facebook to keep up with her upcoming shows this summer or purchase a copy of her last album called Amateur Cartography here.


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