2012 Pride Stage
Saturday August 18, 2012
Tipperary Park 1 - 5pm
The Festival in the Park Pride Stage will feature Emcee Barb Snelgrove and performances by Kate Reid, Sugar Beach, Neptune at Night, Kiki Lawhore and more.
Everyone is welcome this is a free family friendly event.
Pride Stage MC - Barb Snelgrove
A long time fixture in Vancouver’s LGTB community, Barb Snelgrove has been a Board member or volunteered for various charitable organizations such as the Vancouver Pride Society, Qmunity & the DMS. She currently sits on the Vancouver City Hall LGTBQ Advisory Committee (Chair of the Sub-committee on Creative Capital) sits on the Vancouver Police Dept. Diversity Advisory Committee and is a member of the Positive Living BC Red Ribbon Advisory Panel and The Diversity Project Advisory Committee.
Better known as “megamouthmedia” you know her as the MC of many well known community events such as The Pride Festival stage, Numbers IDOL, Diorama, The annual Gathering Place block party and The Feud.
New West Pride - Royal City Pride Society New Westminster, BC, Canada
Pride Stage Feature Entertainers
Given the all-persuasions crowds drawn to her shows, Reid is doing it for the ladies and everyone else with a yen for her fiery performances and rare ability to glide from laughaloud sing-alongs to intense tales about the price some pay in staying true to their own trailblazing sexual identities. Critics have been cheering her on as much as her diehard fans and the new album follows the wave of acclaim that greeted 2009's "I’m Just Warming Up". Indeed, Reid was voted Favourite New Discovery of 2009 by Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada's Folk, Roots and World magazine) critics, received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Best New/Emerging Artist of the Year (2009), a Toronto Independent Music Award nomination for Best Acoustic Album (2010). In the interim she has toured like a flame-haired banshee while nurturing a grassroots audience that now stretches east across Canada and south into the U.S.
Kate will be unapologetically flying the flag whether performing for large festival audiences, in clubs, house concerts or Pride events across the country. Says Reid, “I definitely like shaking up opinions and perceptions. And yet, it seems that my lyrics resonate with people from all walks of life, because the songs aren't really about being queer, they are about being human. I also love seeing people howl, tap their feet and respond to what I am singing about, whether they get teary or they bust a gut laughing. That’s when I know I am doing my job right.”
"In a world where girl-loves-boy lyrics permeate pop, Sugarbeach is an exciting discovery for the lesbian pop-loving community. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Sugarbeach consists of Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender, two out artists who bring queer issues into the limelight through ear-catching tracks." Eleni Stephanides - Curve Magazine
Winners of 3 Pride In the Arts Awards in the U.S. including Favorite Group of the Year and nominated for an Outmusic Award in 2009 in New York City.
Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender of Sugarbeach are known worldwide for their anthem, "Living Out Proud" which they wrote for the 30th Anniversary of Vancouver Pride and also launched both Whistler and Vancouver Pride houses for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Last year they wrote and performed the theme song for the 2011 North American Outgames "Come On Out," which can also be heard in the film "Eating Out-The Open Weekend" and was the #1 Song of the Year on the Outvoice 2011 Top Ten Countdown in the U.S.
Sugarbeach are also the creators of the internets first LGBT Music Video Channel, promotional site and Global Awards, RightOutTV.com which promotes over 100 Out artists and also features "The Sugarbeach Show."