The 37th annual PrideFest South Florida runs noon to 7 p.m., March 1and 2 at Holiday Park, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive Fort Lauderdale. This year’s event will have a decidedly 80s feel. Headliners include Sheena Easton, Lisa Lisa and Tiffany.
Organizers anticipate a huge crowd. “We are expecting anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 people to be there,” said Marc Hansen of Pride South Florida.
That big crowd will see some big talent. The weekend kicks off with a special comedy show on Friday February 28starring Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold. The show, called “Big and Tall,” takes place at the Parker Playhouse. Tickets are available here.
On Saturday, the entertainment kicks off at Holiday Park with actress/stand-up comedian/love goddess Judy Tenuta. Also on Saturday’s agenda, former teen sensation Tiffany, whose hits include “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “I Saw Him Standing There.”
The fun doesn’t stop there. The Ms. Pride South Florida contest will be held once again in the War Memorial Auditorium. The preliminary rounds are will be held on Saturday and the finals take place on Sunday.
Also on Sunday, freestyle sensation Lisa Lisa takes the stage. She one of the biggest Freestyle artists of the 80s with hits that included “Head to Toe,” and ‘Lost in Emotion.”
Then, headliner Sheena Easton will wow the crowd. She rose to fame in the 1980’s with hits like “Morning Train,” and “For Your Eyes Only.”
Easton remains the only recording artist to score Top-10 singles on the five major U.S. Billboard singles charts, including pop, country, dance, adult contemporary and R&B.
There will be non-stop entertainment throughout the weekend including:
The Ladies from Lipps, Church Holy Spirit of Song, Shadina, The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus.
Swinging Richards, South Florida’s only all nude gay strip club, will host the official Pride kick-off party Friday Feb 28 with a reduced cover before 10 p.m.
One day Tickets are $15; 2 day Tickets $25. Parking is included. Visit PrideSouthFlorida.org for more information.