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Gulfport Peace, Love & Pride Festival 2020
February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Great live Music, Vendors, and the Beach … What else do you need for a fabulous Pride celebration?
This year’s Festival is benefitting the local Gulfport non-profit organization, ProjectFREE.
Guest speakers will include Gulfport Vice Mayor Paul Ray and Pinellas School Board Member Rene Flowers. Rev. Kimberley Harrell, of the First Unity Spiritual Campus will give the invocation.
The main sponsor for the Festival is ProSisters Radio, along with the City of Gulfport. Other generous sponsors that have signed on including Compassionate Care Clinics and the Gulfport Gabber. Metro Inclusive Health will offer free rapid HIV and Hep C testing and prevention education resources at its mobile testing center at the event. D3 Design Studios, LLC & Green Screen Printing generously donated their time and expertise with the posters and custom hand-crafted silk-screen t-shirts that will be available for all attendees to add to their festival collections.
Attendees will have an opportunity to shop inside for pride merchandise for themselves and their fur babies. Many of Tampa Bay’s top non-profit & political groups will also be on hand to educate attendees.
LGBTQ owned and friendly businesses showcasing their products will include home and health vendors, pet services and products, rainbow crafts, sweet treats, and more. There will be a cash bar inside the beautiful Historic Casino and other refreshments outside near the stage.
A march down Beach Boulevard by the infamous Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band will start off the festivities and ending up at the Pride stage next to the Casino, following up with a powerful lineup of guest speakers. Gulfport’s own Solar Flair rock band, representing Festival beneficiary ProjectFREE, will kick off this fantastic live music lineup.
The awesome lineup will be showcasing some of Gulfport’s local favorites – the Gulfport Troubadours w/ Mike Thomas and Special Appearances from Ron Clausnitzer & Jay Kiernan (Art House Goons), Award winning Singer-Songwriter Colleen Clark, Zach & Juno, and Bluesmama Lynn DiVenuti.
For the rest of the afternoon, the music continues to raise your consciousness and get your feet moving with the beautifully, funky & hot blend of music of the The Mystic Voices, Collette & C-Fire, Divine AF, and Gulfport’s local Elysian Sex Drive, who won the Songwriters Showcases of America 2019 Music Award for Song of the Year, will be performing their funkalicious, sassy and soulful set.
The Festival music lineup will wrap up with powerhouse headliner Tony da band Rock & Soul Revival featuring, the soulful songbird, Julie Van Loan-Bivetto.
For information or to volunteer, call Festival headquarters @ 727-289-9365.