Stonewall festival offers multiple entertainment on multiple stages
Over the years, En Vogue has performed on many prominent stages over the years. Now, the R&B group will perform during the Wilton Manors Stonewall festival on June 20.
Starting at about 9:30 p.m., the R&B group will headline Stonewall’s entertainment lineup, performing on the Center Stage, located at Wilton Drive and Northeast 6 Avenue across the street from the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. Rumors, The Manor and Progress Bar are also sponsoring stages in front of their businesses.
Onstage before En Vogue starting at 1 p.m. are “Gypsy Woman” singer Crystal Waters, “Right Back Where We Started From” singer Maxine Nightingale, singer-songwriter Shemuwel, Madonna impersonator Venus D'Lite and singer-songwriter Pris Maverick.
Along with floats entered by local businesses and organizations, the 6 p.m. parade will include Billy Bean as the grand marshal. Bean, who came out as gay in 1999, is a former Major League Baseball player and was chosen as MLB’s first Ambassador of Inclusion in 2014.
In addition to the parade entertainment, there will be over 100 vendors stretched across two flea markets – north and south on Wilton Drive. A collection of antique cars will also be on display.
The Kids Zone, with games and activities, will be at Jaycee Park, located at the corner of Wilton Drive and Northeast 21 Court.
Parking is available at Northeast 8 Terrace and Northeast 26 Street, city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive; Fort Lauderdale High School, 1600 NE 4 Ave.; Iberia Bank, 2465 Wilton Drive; municipal complex, 2100 Dixie Hwy. and Richardson Park, 1937 Wilton Drive. The cost is $15. Special reserved parking is available at city hall for $40. Special handicap parking will be at the Iberia Bank, near Five Points.
Drink tickets will be $4 per ticket. Beer, water and soda are one ticket. Wine and mixed drinks are two tickets. Food trucks and bar stations will also be located at various points on Wilton Drive.
For those who don’t want to wait for Stonewall, the Dixie Village People's Pride Celebration will hold Dripping with Pride on Friday, June 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Many of the businesses in Antique Alley, just south of Five Points on Dixie Highway, will open their doors and offer art viewings and special entertainment. Participating businesses, which will display rainbow umbrellas outside their doors, are Tedds ART Works, Retro Video, Divine Concepts, Decor & Design Inc., Abyss Theatre, It's A Mid, Mod, Mad World, STUDIO 2408, Art & Design Gallery, Sculpture by Sylvie and Studio 2101.
Visit WiltonManorsStonewall.com for more information.