Boise Pride Announces Headliners
It's one of the biggest parades and festivals to hit downtown Boise and CERTAINLY Capitol Park all year-- Boise Pride Festival. Celebrating it's 30th year this June, Boise Pride is a staple event for many in our community and what I love watching, is its growth. The first time I ever attended a pride festival was in 2010--my, what 9 years has done for the growth of it. I love even more how much this event, while a celebration of the LGBTQ community, has grown into a safe place for anyone. It's an event that simply encourages acceptance--for everyone. That to me, is powerful.
The festival's main stage has over the years been home to a ton of entertainers but this year, festival organizers have taken it to a whole new level, announcing just this past week that there will be 3 main stage headlining acts! You can see all three below, with their bios as provided by Boise Pride!
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Betty Who, known for hits like Somebody Loves You and I Love You Always Forever, Betty is an internationally-renowned Australian singer/songwriter. Betty has worked with the Human Rights Campaign and won the NewNowNext Award in 2014 for Best New Musician. Her music has appeared in films like Pitch Perfect 2 and was featured in Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot theme song.
Jaimie Wilson is an FTM (transgender male) singer/songwriter with recent viral music releases and the attention of many online publications, interviewing him about his transition and documenting his experience as an emerging trans male artist. His most recent single and accompanying music video, Everything is New, is a duet with himself, featuring vocals pre and post-transition.
Aquaria RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 contestant and season’s crowned winner, Aquaria is an energetic live performer. Known for serving fashion on the runway (on and off the show), we know she’ll be serving looks! Aquaria is the first contestant in RPDR history to win both the Ball Challenge and Snatch Game in their season, and was never in the bottom/up for elimination her entire run. She is the youngest winner of Drag Race in all of its 10 regular seasons and 4 All-Stars seasons. We’re stoked to have her tear up the stage with our local drag artists on Saturday!