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Bluegrass Pride Announces Porch Pride

By Zoe Hodges

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Bluegrass Pride has announced Porch Pride - a month-long queer-antine festival.

The program is to run virtually throughout June and will feature artists including Lavender Country, Rainbow Girls, Gangstagrass, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Sunny War, Luisa Lopez, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Maddie Witler, and many more.

In 2020, after the pandemic forced Bluegrass Pride to cancel their in-person Pride Parade programming, the organization made the pivot online, hosting a two-day livestream festival featuring upwards of 12 hours of music. They raised more than $23,000 for the LGBTQ+ and ally artists on the lineup.

This year, the Bluegrass Pride Board of Directors has expanded that two-day festival into a month-long event, kicking off on June 6th with Lavender Country Live. Bluegrass Pride will be hosted by critically acclaimed musician, scholar, and Bluegrass Pride board member Jake Blount.

On the weekend of June 12, join BGP for their ever-popular, informal brunch gathering, open house, and information session – followed by a beginner-friendly jam-along featuring protest songs and movement music led by Nashville based queer singer-songwriter Luisa Lopez on June 13.

All of the event’s virtual programs are free to view and attend – and will be available to view on the BGP website and channels after air – but organisers are encouraging viewers to donate to support the musicians on the lineup and the ongoing work of Bluegrass Pride.

A full schedule can be found on their website.