2020 Festival Cancelled

We are sad to report the cancellation of the 2020 Blue Ridge Pride Festival.  

Public safety is our #1 priority.   We will provie additional updates shortly.  Stay safe!

Are you interested in performing at the Festival?

We are looking for musicians, singer-songwriters, dance acts, and more! We want to feature a variety of entertainment and entertainers that will appeal to diverse audiences and that reflect multiple cultures.  We strongly favor local artists and performers, but are open to featuring others whose style and content are particularly suited to our events.  All performances must be family-friendly.

If you have an act that you think might be a good fit, please let us know. We would love to hear from you! We are particularly interested in the following:

  • Main Stage: We generally feature performers who …
  • Café Stage: We chiefly use this stage for accoustic artists. But we have also featured karate demonstrations, weddings, poets, and political activists.
  • Roving / Stationary Performers: This category can include almost anything: instrumentalists, face painters, balloon artists, clowns … even street poets.

If you have an idea that doesn’t seem to fit these categories, we still want to hear from you!  Email us.  This might include anything … a wedding, a karate demonstration, a photography studio, or a climbing wall.


Thank you for your interest!
Nancy Sue Ellyson,
Festival Entertainment Director

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Entertainer Application

Welcome!  We are looking forward to another record-breaking festival this year.  We have set up this online form to make it easier for entertainers to share performance links and promotional information.  If you have difficulties with this application, contact [email protected]

Please complete this information or contact us by June 1, 2020.  We will finalize our lineup by July 1, 2020.

Thanks!

Nancy Sue Ellyson, Festival Entertainment Director

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