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2018 Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall

Fun for the Whole Family!

Head down to Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Saturday, June 2, for an energetic day of free family-friendly entertainment, featuring local artists, youth acts, drag performances, and more.

Entertainment Lineup

  • Boston’s largest annual outdoor Zumba classes, led by “Zumba with Jess”
  • The Genki Spark, Japanese taiko drumming by the local pan-Asian women’s arts organization
  • Queens with a Mission, this great performance troupe is back by popular demand
  • SueVee, a multi-instrument vocalist
  • Tammy & Jeana, a Providence-based acoustic duo
  • The Hawkettes, University of Massachusetts Lowell’s female a cappella group
  • Boston’s top drag queens will make appearances on stage all day-long
  • DJ Moxie will be spinning upbeat music

Also on-site

  • Face painting, courtesy of GigiLand Face Painting
  • Boston Pride merchandise, available for sale – get your rainbow gear now!
  • The Boston Pride Guide‘s 2018 volume, available for free!

More about our artists


Zumba with Jess
Jess Perkins and her crew are back for one of the largest outdoor Zumba events to hit the plaza at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Back by popular demand, Zumba with Jess offers one of the largest free outdoor Zumba classes designed to get attendees’ blood pumping. Jess Perkins is the owner and founder of Shape Up Personal Training in Cambridge MA. Through a variety of innovative fitness techniques that combine physical as well as mental stimulation, Jess is recognized for her expertise in functional training and creating a look that is more tone and trim than bulk and build. Come get your Bollywood X and Pound the floor as we turn the plaza into an International workout session.


Queens With A Mission
Queens With A Mission
Established in 2016, Queens with a Mission (QWAM) champions those who identify as part of the LGBTQ community in the Boston community and the Boston Dance Scene. As a diverse all male dance crew, we are a group of friends who want to express and experience dance in all aspects; masculinity, femininity, and reality. Through a collective and collaborative movement, we are bringing freshness, fun and spontaneity to venues across the East Coast.


The Hawkettes
The Hawkettes
Formed in the Spring of 2014 and founded by Becca Crivello, The Hawkettes are an all-female a cappella group at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that is making waves as the newest a cappella group on campus. We are a tight-knit group of fun-loving and hard-working women from all majors and class years with each of us adding our own personality and voice to our ensemble. The group’s focus is on sharing our love of music with the community and creating a welcoming, supportive environment for all members, including those who are LGBTQIA+. The annual Women’s Empowerment Event put on by the group is a great way to share this mission with all of UMass Lowell as well as show case how together, women can do anything. We perform at a variety of events throughout the year and are the most recorded group on campus, with a recently released EP, Lavandula. Our arrangements are entirely student-created, emphasize the power of all female a cappella, and are a fresh take on popular and lesser-known artists alike.


The Genki Spark
The Genki Spark
Based in Boston, The Genki spark is a multigenerational, pan-Asian, women’s arts and advocacy organization that uses the art of Japanese taiko drumming, creativity, and personal stories to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all. Since their debut at the 2010 Boston Asian American Film Festival, The Genki Spark has conducted workshops, panel presentations, and performances at universities and schools, community events, and cultural celebrations such as: Northeastern University, Outside the Box, TEDX Beacon Street, TEDX MassArt, Rosie’s Place, AARW, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Pride Festival, Stonehill College, Rutgers University, Boston Children’s Museum, the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Boston Women’s March, DC Cherry Blossom Festival, and the UK Taiko Festival.


Tammy & Jeana
Tammy & Jeana
Singer-songwriters Tammy Laforest and Jeana DeLaire come together in this emerging Providence based acoustic duo. Featuring a multi-genre blend of classic pop and top charts, as well as original music, the two seasoned players produce a memorable and dynamic sound, sprinkled with comedic stage banter. Discover more of their music through their individual acts known as The Dust Ruffles, Great Gale, and Tammy’s self-titled solo project.


SueVee
SueVee
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and writer SueVee is a bluesy Boston native. She has musical background in violin, piano, drums and bass guitar. At the tender age of five SueVee started singing at her church in the children’s gospel choir, and throughout her adolescence she sang in the National Center of Afro-American Artists’ production of Black Nativity. And she hasn’t stopped since.
In 2013, SueVee joined forces with renowned Los Angeles producer & keyboardist for KC and the Sunshine Band, Robert E. Lee to bring to life the Vintage Soul Project. The project being an unapologetic love letter to Motown with the majority of songs written by SueVee herself. She has also played in experimental rock bands Elixir No. 6 and The Serotonin Experiment of San Diego.
SueVee has performed all over the country including residencies in Los Angeles at the House of Blues and The Smoke House. She has performed at music festivals such as Serenity Gathering in California and Mile of Music in Wisconsin. Her local gigs have included Alibi in the Liberty Hotel, Sam Adams Brewery, Lizard Lounge, and Burren Bar.

About this event

  Rain or
Shine
  Free and
Open to the public
  Boston Pride merchandise available
Or buy online now!
  Wheelchair
accessible
  ASL interpretation
available
  Government Center (Blue and Green lines)
Haymarket (Green and Orange lines)
State (Blue line)