49th Annual Pride Festival Featuring Todrick Hall, Robin S. and Beth Sacks
Saturday June 8, 2019
City Hall Plaza
Rain or Shine
Free and Open to the public
ASL interpretation available
Government Center (Blue and Green lines)
Haymarket (Green and Orange lines)
State (Blue line)
Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet with Beth Sacks, Robin S and Todrick Hall
Saturday June 8th @ 1:30pm
The Meet & Greet will allows for one professional photo with the three headliners.
The VIP Meet and Greet includes a professional photo as well as, for the first time ever, a guaranteed spot in front of the stage during the performances of all three headliners.
Proceeds from the Meet and Greet will help fund the Boston Pride Community Fund.
Stage Line up Schedule:
Boston Pride is #wickedproud to announce that Amanda Playwith will be this year Boston Pride Concert Host.
Hailing from Somerville, Amanda Playwith is one of Boston’s rising drag superstars and can be found performing at Jacques multiple times a week – so be sure to follow her on social media to stay up-to-date on her shows!
Join us at noon at the Boston City Hall stage for the free, all ages Pride Concert featuring American Idol contestant Todrick Hall, Queens native Robin S., International House Artist Beth Sacks who will bring the crowd to their feet with their exciting mix of pop, rap, R&B and house music.
Todrick Hall, this year’s main headliner for the Boston Pride Festival, is a multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer and YouTube personality. Hall rose to prominence on American Idol. His popular YouTube channel has over 2.7 million subscribers and 510 million channel views consisting notably for original songs, choreographed flash mobs for Beyoncé, musical collaborations, and appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge. Hall distinguished himself as Broadway star completing a successful run of Kinky Boots and two successful tours of Straight Outta Oz, both of which were highly acclaimed by fans and critics alike. Recently, he appeared as a backup dancer in Taylor Swift’s video Look What You Made Me Do. Hall recently toured all of the US and Europe on his Forbidden Tour.
Robin S. is a singer songwriter best known for her single “Show Me Love,” her debut single and a number-one hit. The diverse sounds of the record, which changes between beautiful lush ballads like “What I Do Best,” “Who’s Goina’ Raise The Child,” and bold toe-tapping rhythms, were created by a variety of producers, including Junior Vasquez, Nick Martinelli, and David Morales. “Love For Love,” another chart-topping track from Robin’s debut is a fiercely hypnotic track filled with syncopated beats, added her to the elite list of dance diva. She is currently still touring and performing internationally and her new music just debuted in January.
Beth Sacks, International House Artist, has been working with International Circuit Remizer and Producer DJ Aron since 2012. Hit tracks that continue to play around the world at many major circuit parties include “Let’s Burn It Out,” “I Came To Work,” “Let the Music Use You Up 2K14 remix,” “Move Ur Mind,” “That’s What I Want,” “I Wanna Feel Your Body,” “WE Party Around The World,” “Body to Body,” “Satisfaction” and so much more. Her current hit with Dj Aron, “Hey Hey Hey” is currently sweeping the dance floors around the world.
The Spots, All Eyes On Me, Taija New, Kat Kennedy, First Lady Sarita and QWAM will also perform
The Spots is a predominantly female queer band, comprised of teachers from Boston who are committed to social change and making people smile! The band donates all proceeds from their bi annual “Rock Out With Your Cause Out” concerts to different organizations in and around Boston. They play a range of music from rockabilly originals to pop cover sing-along songs. Think Springsteen meets Dolly meets Paula Abdul… something for everyone to dance to!
Taija New, a.k.a. the Newbian King, is an all-around Rhythmic Pop entertainer from Massachusetts. In 2016 Taija embarked on a short tour called “The Pride Tour” where she performed at three major Pride Festivals in the U.S. She is currently on her second tour named after her sophomore album, “The Heart on the Stage Tour”, which kicked off in Toronto, ON, Canada. The second single off the album “Headstrong” was also featured on Zachary Campbell’s “Bop or Flop Friday”.