Written by Sina Watson
Another live-stream? YES! And this one is for a great cause and celebration! On June 27th, Levitate Events, a concert production company that specializes in electronic and fusions of electronic music, will be presenting their second annual “PrideFest” to celebrate LGBTQ+ representation in music. Last year, their first “PrideFest” in Brooklyn brought together over 20 tri-state local LGBTQ+ electronic artists and 1,500 attendees throughout a 12-hour free experience to donate nearly $1,000 to organizations that support LGBTQ+ youth wellbeing.
This year’s “PrideFest” is returning as a free live-streamed event on Saturday June 27th and will feature over 40 performers across 2 virtual stages. While the event will be free, attendees will have the opportunity to donate with 20% of the donations made during the festival going directly to each performer with the option to forfeit their share for the overall donation while retaining only 5% to cover operation costs. The remaining 75% of proceeds will be donated between “OutRight International’s COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund”, which provides emergency financial resources to organizations around the world who are assisting LGBTQ+ people, and “Black Lives Matter” which supports people of color during this difficult time.
As a digital experience, the team has taken a global approach by including LGBTQ+ artists from around the world, who create and perform music beyond EDM. The stream will exist exclusively on Twitch with the option to join a Zoom Watch Party for attendees to connect and celebrate with people around the world. There will be featured themes sections hosted by co-presenters, artists, influencers, and more.
Abysso @Ailow, Ben Alessi, BVDxBEAR, Ducka Shan, Ｄ３ｖｉｎｉｔｙ, Frida K Rodriguez, GhostDragon, Glass Battles, Inukshuk, Joey William Suarez & Jaki Nelson, Kaleena Zanders, Longer Days, Mikel Ho, NotLö, DJ Nuzzles, Paige, Steff da Campo, Vaance, Vibe Tribe NY, Von, Vybrant Vibes, Xeno
Autumn Leilani DJ/Producer, Baths (DJ Set), Biianco, Bobby Newberry, Courtney Paige Nelson, Drinker, D-Nice, Empath Eyes, Fab the Duo, Gia Woods, Jesediah, KTJ & CARLY, Lucy Daydream, DJ Nela, REYNA, Somaya Gupta, Spencer Ludwig, Zee Machine
The stream starts at 1pm ET on next Saturday June 27th. RSVP here for chances to win 1-on-1 digital meet & greets with artists, shoutouts, merch, and shwag during the festival!