Coming this June 27th and 28th is Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival, a celebration of LGBTQ+ pickers, fans and allies coming together around the usual Pride celebrations that have been cancelled in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Started as a side project of the California Bluegrass Association in 2017, Bluegrass Pride is now an internationally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to letting the world know that bluegrass and old-time music are for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, orientation, nationality, upbringing, or politics. The goal of Porch Pride is to highlight and showcase LGBTQ+ Roots musicians while also generating financial support as they navigate a new, nearly non-existent performance landscape.
Tune in here for the streams next month.
Full Porch Pride Schedule
(All Times Are Pacific PST)
Saturday, June 27th
1:00 – Rachel Eddy
1:30 – Karen Pittelman
2:00 – Rachel Baiman & George Jackson
2:30 – Tyler Hughes
3:00 – Cameron DeWhitt
3:30 – Jake Blount & The Vox Hunters
4:00 – Nic Gareiss
4:30 – Joe Troop
5:00 – Alice Gerrard
5:30 – Allison de Groot & Patrick M’Gonigle
6:00 – Front Country
6:30 – Molly Tuttle
Sunday, June 28th
1:00 – Noa Laniakea
1:30 – Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose
2:00 – Brandon Godman
2:30 – Grace Van’t Hof
3:00 – Tatiana Hargreaves & Reed Stutz
3:30 – Justin Hiltner
4:00 – Maddie Witler
4:30 – Sam Gleaves
5:00 – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
5:30 – Kimber Ludiker & Avril Smith
6:00 – Amythyst Kiah
More About Bluegrass Pride: Our mission is to recruit, encourage, and support LGBTQ+ bluegrassers of all levels, promoting their advancement and acceptance within all areas of the bluegrass music industry and musical community. We aim to uplift the genre of bluegrass as a whole to receive LGBTQ+ folks openly, and to promote allyship with all marginalized peoples within the industry and musical community. We do so by creating opportunities for community building and resources for musical skill development, such as concerts, jam sessions, showcases, festivals, parades, tutorials, recording, and more!