SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 – 12noon to 7pm – RAIN OR SHINE!
Boston Pride is delighted to announce the 2017 lineup of the free Pride Concert to be held at City Hall Plaza, during the annual Boston Pride Festival.
Lillie McCloud is an American dance and R&B singer. She has recorded four studio albums, What About Me (1986), Jam Packed (1988) (aka Rock the House), Love Town (1998), and So What? (2002). Her single “Don’t You Want My Love” became an international hit. Other US singles include “Runnin’ Away” and “Search’n”. In the late 1990s, she was also part of a house music project Voices of Freedom. In 2013, she competed in season 3 of the American singing competition The X Factor. In 2014, McCloud signed with the Spectra Music Group and released a single entitled “What About The Beautiful Children” and later “The Other Part of Me”. Her latest album, “Red Apples” was released in May 2015.
Carlito Olivero is an American singer and actor of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent. From 2007–09, he was part of the Latin boy band Menudo after taking part in MTV’s Making Menudo. Moving to Los Angeles in 2009, he appeared in various singing and acting events and in 2012 appeared in the film We the Party directed by Mario Van Peebles. In 2013, he auditioned for season 3 of the American singing competition series The X Factor and finished 3rd in the competition. He was mentored by Paulina Rubio.
Adrian A – Bootie Mashup – San Francisco
Whether it’s mashing up music, parties, culture, or gender, ADRIAN A ROBERTS is a Mx. As the co-creator and DJ of Bootie Mashup, the world’s biggest all-mashup bootleg party, Adrian performs in front of thousands of people each week, spinning (and singing) an unparalleled collection of 100% genre-busting mashups at their Bootie events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, and Berlin. Winning various nightlife awards for the past 13 years, Adrian celebrates pop culture both past and present, keeping your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations, providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation. Their annual “Best of Bootie” compilations are internet sensations each year, and their monthly Bootie Top 10 is anxiously downloaded not just by fans … but by other DJs as well! On top of all that, as documented on their YouTube channel, Adrian recently became only the 14th person in the United States to legally change their gender to non-binary, proving that even they themselves are a “mashup!”
Fantine is a Russian-born Australian multilingual singer/songwriter of Russian and Dominican descent. She made her musical debut on the Australian indie music scene in 2010 as a featured artist in a collaboration with Space Invadas (Katalyst and Steve Spacek) resulting in the soulful, jazz-inspired single, Super Sweet. In 2011, Fantine announced Rubberoom (2011) as her first solo release. In 2013, Fantine began working on her debut album, I Am Fantine (2015), with 19-time Grammy Award-winning producer, Emilio Estefan, and seven-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Gloria Estefan, who also co-wrote two of her songs. The Estefans curated and helped develop Fantine’s Bachata de Rosa (2014) and Reservation for Two (2014), which landed the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Dance Song Chart. In March 2015, Fantine joined three-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and producer, Wyclef Jean, at the Miami Beach Centennial Celebration Concert to perform a rendition of Killing Me Softly.
Lyric Rachae is an entertainer/singer-songwriter born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. At the age of 10, Lyric took the stage in Musical Theatre performances all around the city of Atlanta in major venues such as The Fox Theatre, The Rialto, Alliance, Variety Playhouse, and Atlantic Station. With a passion for music, dance, and drama she decided to further her studies by attending DeKalb School of the Arts in Decatur. There she studied Voice, Drama and Dance while laying the basis of her own career as a performing artist. Lyric has worked with Grammy Award winners Anthony Dent, Christal Nicole, and music/entertainment executive Ron “Tricky” Montgomery. In 2012 Lyric opened for the Southeast Emmy Awards along-side Jasmine Guy and shortly after wrote the theme song to a short film entitled “What About Us” starring Jasmine Guy. Today, Lyric is attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music as a full tuition City Music Scholar and full-time student while budding into her own sound.
The Burgeoning’s name represents their musical M.O.; they are a fresh take on what rock means in this generation’s musical landscape. The Bensalem, Pennsylvania-based band’s never-ending pursuit of adventure and self-discovery drives their signature brand of poppy yet inventive indie rock. The four-piece is made up of brothers Logan and Alex Thierjung on vocals and bass respectively, lead guitarist Mark Menkevich, and drummer Brandon Bradley. Born from the early songwriting sessions of Logan and Alex in 2011, The Burgeoning’s sound is a combination of the various musical influences of its members. Logan’s admiration of trailblazing British indie rock manifests in his crunchy guitar riffs and, at times, delicate vocals while Brandon’s propulsive drumming is a result of his tenure performing with church groups at an early age. Mark’s sugary guitar melodies reveal his love of all things Beatles, and Alex’s rumbling bass lines pay homage to the 90’s alt-rock giants who formed the genre. Their debut EP, Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm, showcases The Burgeoning’s captivating melodies and haunting lyrics across six tracks of raw, millennial angst.
Connor Street, an Electro-Pop recording artist with silky smooth vocals and stage ready dance moves, is one of Boston’s hottest new rising talents. Connor exploded into the entertainment scene as the youngest dancer and
choreographer for one of Boston’s biggest dance groups: “DanceWorks Boston”. He made a name for himself performing in some of the biggest LGBT night clubs around New England while posting cover videos on youtube, leading to over 200k views and thousands of fans. Last June he released his debut EP Love Like Me. He is currently working hard in the studio writing and recording new material prior to his move to Hollywood in August.
Girls Nite Out
GNO is a US based girl group consisting of five girls from the Boston area who are infusing attitude and style back into the pop landscape of America. Their infectious sound is a mix of pop laden hooks with a touch of soul and the beat driven sounds of UK Garage and urban dance. Having worked with multi platinum chart topping producers both Stateside and as far away as London, Sweden and Germany the girls are looking forward to bringing their fresh new sound to the masses in the Spring of 2016 with the release of their first single. Having already performed with top artists such as Ke$ha, Big Time Rush, & JLS. The girls are looking forward to continuing to bring their high energy packed show on the road early next year. We think you will fall in love with the girls, their dynamic performances, and fresh sound, just as much as we have.