Kristen Porter Presents (Dyke Night® & The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda) teams up with Boston Pride once again to host the outdoor JP Block party featuring a full 6 hours of entertainment. What can you expect? 1,500 LBT women, queer and trans* folk and friends of all ages take over Perkins Street for a fun filled outdoor afternoon with vendors, food, cash bar (all ages, 21+ to drink).
The schedule of events:
2-3pm: Face painting and games for kids,
and Live music by Zili Misik: an all female acoustic & electronic fusion of roots music of the African diaspora. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz, and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own: New World Soul.
3-4pm: 4th Annual Divas, Dogs & Drag Show
Featuring available for adoption rescue dogs showcased by some of Boston’s most celebrity drag queens and kings including the newly crowned Mr. & Mrs. Boston Pride. We welcome back emcee Sapphira Cristal, former queen of Boston Pride and Miss Gay NY.
4pm-8pm: DJ LeahV
After the show, the street morphs into one giant dance floor with DJ LeahV aka ‘The People’s DJ’. Her signature open format mixing and seamless genre-blending sets have won her the Boston Music Awards “DJ Artist of the Year,” Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best DJ” and a feature at the Dinah Shore Weekend.
6:30 pm: Adrienne Mack-Davis with feleciacruz
Special guest performance. Blending hip-hop, soul, pop, r&b and dance music with her roots in the fundamentals of classical opera she figures why not have fun creatively and deliver art that the world truly needs beyond the superficiality that dominates the majority of mainstream popular music.
Perkins Ave, between South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA, All ages.
$10 Donation before 5 pm/ $15 donation after 5 pm
($5 additional will go directly to the Boston Pride Community Fund)
(Weather Advisory: This is rain or shine, but in case of storm forecast check here for details)