2016 Northern Virginia Pride Festival Entertainment
Join us for a great lineup of entertainment on the main stage from 12pm-9pm.
Drag Performances by NOVA Pride Royalty Shammy Wilson (King), Carrie Monroe (Queen), Coco Wilson (Princess), and many more!
For the first time ever at the NOVA Pride Festival, we will have an Interfaith Celebration organized by People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, featuring leaders including Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling; Rev. Emma Chattin, Metropolitan Community Church NOVA, Fairfax; Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, Burke; Paul Roche, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling; David Farmer, Ravensworth Baptist Church, Annandale; Rev. Debra Haffner, Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston; and Rev. Michelle Nickens, Washington Plaza Baptist Church, Reston
Check out our bands, comedians and DJs below:
The Grey A is a politipop band outta Washington DC who released an 11 song debut LP "My Country" this past September. It was followed up with a single and video for a track "Dumb Fool" and this August they put out their 2nd single "Swimming New Orleans" on limited edition 7" with an acoustic performance video to match. The band is the brainchild of songwriter and Texas native Grey Jacks, who is best known for his work on three full length albums with the Nashville indie-rock band Glossary. the Grey A seamlessly blends upbeat social commentary with infectious hooks, with nods to influences of Big Star, Crowded House, Neil Young and more. With local chef Andrew Holden on drums and Arlington, VA studio owner Howard Rabach on bass and vocals, the Grey A has just completed a six city tour on the heals of their most recent release. Their album "My Country" has been reviewed by No Depression and NPR and was recorded in Nashville, TN, featuring some of the cites most talented indie players.
Seán Barna is a musician living in Washington, D.C.
Seán has toured nationally and internationally, as a songwriter and as the drummer/percussionist for The Chris Walker Band and The Producers: a Mel Brooks Musical. He has become a regular performer with The Outlaw Roadshow, a music showcase curated by Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and Ryan Spaulding of music blog Ryan's Smashing Life, and was featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's performance series at the Luce Center.
Music from his debut EP, Cutter Street, has been featured by Ryan's Smashing Life, as well as the world-famous 9:30 Club, Church Night, DCist, and Washington City Paper.
His most recent single, "Straight Motherfuckers and Their Famous Friends," was released in July of 2015.
Two dreamers came together not knowing quite what would happen. They came together with a shared love for music that moved them, music that helped them through the dark times, and celebrated life and all of its mysteries. From the beginning, the music has been accessible and powerful. Their voices blended together like they had been singing with each other forever. After a few open mics in a dark lit bar, a commitment was made to their friendship, and to the music. The duo would call themselves Goodnite Neverland, and chase the dream as far as it led them.
Comic, Writer, Storyteller, Actor, Host/Emcee, Drag Performer and Host
Dr. Robinson's Fiasco is an Alt Rock Indie Pop band from the Northern Virginia area. DRF was originally formed in 2012 by friends Ian Robinson (Vocals, Guitar) and Adam Ashforth (Drums). The band performed as a duo until 2013 when bassist Robert Espiritu was added. After the departure of Adam in 2016, DRF gained Markus Gerhard (Drums). DRF's music features memorable guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks fueled by unique and captivating lyrics. They have a tight rhythmic chemistry between members, which creates a relentless groove in their songs.
Hailing from VA, Lady Taij has been writing/rapping since age 8. She first found the inspiration for writing from reading poetry from artists such as Maya Angelou. That passion for lyricism and her ear for music, combined with her favorite music artists such as Eve, Lauren Hill, Escape, Lil Wayne, and Mary J. Blige grew into an amazing talent to produce her own art. She continues to write music that she hopes will spread and change lives.
Remy St.Clair is a consciouship-hop artist/social activist/radio personality from Charlottesville Va. Hip-hop/singing/song writing and performinghave been a big partof him since the age of 11. Mr StClair has a unique style of word play and delivery not to mention stage presence that makes for an awesome high energy show that very few (if any)will forget. He is out spoken, fresh, focused and unafraid too voice his opinions no matter the subject. The music he puts together is for those who see life for its truths and a guide for those how are blind to the facts.