Hayley Sulfridge | NowPlayingNashville.com
This year, the quarantine has got us all down. Among continuous health concerns, many summer events were forced to be cancelled or postponed. June is Pride month, and Nashville Pride Festival is among the many festivals to be moved. That doesn’t mean there aren’t dozens of way to celebrate!
Nashville alone has come up with many virtual events, including those by Nashville PRIDE and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Here are Ways to Celebrate PRIDE this Month:
Each Wednesday evening at 8:15 PM, local and regional singer/songwriters perform 3-5 songs on Nashville Pride’s Facebook and YouTube.
Each Thursday during the month of June a local LGBTQI+ bartender will show you how to make a simple yet stunning cocktail to enjoy at home.
Each Friday night Nashville Pride presents Pride Live. The weekly variety hour focuses on live entertainment, interviews, cooking and much more. Opportunities are available to present one or all of the segments in June.
June 19 – 20. The Drag Drive-In is a drive-in style drag show series featuring two stages, a live DJ, entertaining emcees, and multiple performers per show.
Each year over 200 vendors are featured at the annual festival. While plans for a fall celebration are in the works Nashville Pride will feature an online marketplace during the month of June to support vendors and artists that had planned on participating in the June Festival. Online Vendor marketplace is presented by Dollar General.
In celebration of #PrideAtHome and in partnership with Batch, Nashville LGBT Chamber and Nashville Pride, the Nashville Scene presents our special edition PRIDE BOX. By purchasing one of our three boxes specially created to celebrate Pride, you’ll be supporting local makers and LGBT chamber members with 10% of proceeds benefiting Nashville Pride! From sweet treats to brunch bites, hand towels to honey, there’s a PRIDE BOX with items for every occasion and celebration. Snag one now and treat yo’ self, a friend or colleagues- we’ll ship anywhere!
Show Your Pride
Throughout the month of June Nashville Pride will be encouraging individuals to show pride by flying a pride flag, decorating a home, apartment or storefront and sharing those photos to Nashville Pride’s social platforms. #NashvillePride • #WeAreStillProud • #StrongerTogether
Anyone can join in building a miniature pride parade float, Nashville Pride will provide instructions and inspiration for people to use shoe boxes or other household items to construct a miniature Pride float. Finished floats can be shared to Nashville Pride’s social platforms the week of June 22nd with prizes given to the most creative and inspirational.
Make sure and tag us. You can also email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#NashvillePride • #WeAreStillProud • #StrongerTogether
Download and print Pride-themed coloring pages.
There are many events offered virtually by other major cities as well: