San Diego Pride 2019

San Diego’s 45th Annual Pride Celebration was upon the city and according to San Diego Pride, the two-day festival draws in over 45,000 people each year with four stages featuring more than 100 musical acts. Singer, producer, instrumentalist King Princess headlined the festival Saturday, performing songs from her unreleased album and hits like “1950” and “Cheap Queen”. Opening for King Princess were very notable acts including RuPaul Drag Performers Aquaria, Asia O’Hara and Kim Chi who brought a head-turning performance, riling up the crowd and Kim Chi even getting in it. Vassy, an Australian EDM singer and producer, performed with her world-renowned hits “Bad” (a collaboration with David Guetta), and “Lost”. Greyson Chance was another outstanding act in the day, performing songs from his new full-length album Portraits, in addition to a heartfelt cover of “I Heard Love Is Blind” by Amy Winehouse.

San Diego Pride, the two-day festival draws in over 45,000 people each year with four stages featuring more than 100 musical acts.

In addition to the many musical talents performing, the Pride festivities also included entertainment zones, community organizations, free community resources, youth organizations, dance areas, beverage gardens, visual art, vendor booths, educational and art exhibits, cultural presentations, free HIV testing and more food vendor options than you could imagine. The festival continued strong into Sunday with LGBTQ advocate singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge headlining, performing her emotional hits “I Want to Come On Over” and “Come to My Window”. While Melissa rocked the Stonewall main stage, on the other side of the festival Snow Tha Product brought down the house at the Mundo Latino stage. She brought an energetic performance together with fellow artist Jandro, both successfully surfing the crowd.

Sunday’s Pride also saw twitter sensation Slayyyter, who popped her way around the stage to fan-favorites like “Hello Kitty” and “Mine”. Breakout band Perta also appeared on the main stage, with powerful genre-bending ballads, followed by singer Jarina De Marco, a Dominican-Brazilian artist known for her catch hit “Tigre”. Until next year, stay colorful San Diego!

Photography by Franny Kovacs

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