Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced today that Sonia Leigh will headline Sunday’s Coca-Cola Stage line-up at the 2013 Atlanta Pride Festival.
Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “Since she grew up in Atlanta and started her career here, Sonia is no stranger to local fans. It was a thrill for me to watch Sonia as she opened for Loretta Lynn last year on Loretta’s tour. I was so excited to have an out artist from Atlanta on that tour opening for the queen of country music. That was great exposure for her as an artist and we are happy to feature this rising star during our festival.”
This musician/singer-songwriter has been a part of Atlanta’s music scene for some time and has been signed to Zach Brown’s, “Southern Ground,” label. Whether she is opening for Loretta Lynn, collaborating with the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray, or touring with her mentor, Zach Brown- this artist is one to watch!
Fans are sure to be treated to several songs from Leigh’s Southern Ground debut album, “1978 December” during her Pride performance. From soulful ballads to rockin’-country sing-alongs, the depth of this artist is impressive. Her performance will be a must-see event of the weekend!
Cooke added, “While we love bringing talent from across the nation and even across the globe, Atlanta Pride also loves to spotlight homegrown Atlanta artists, whether they are just starting out or have a lengthy career or anywhere in between. Sonia Leigh is a self-described ‘Atlanta girl’ and we are delighted to have her return to our festival as the Sunday headliner on the Coca-Cola Stage.”
More exciting announcements will follow from the Atlanta Pride Committee regarding additional talent in the coming weeks! The complete 2013 entertainment line-up is scheduled to be released in September.
For information about Atlanta Pride, please visit: www.atlantapride.org.
2013 Atlanta Pride Sponsors: Rainbow: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Bud Light, Smirnoff, Cox Enterprises, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment; Diamond: David Atlanta, Grady Health System; Platinum: The Georgia Aquarium, The Georgia Voice, Wolfgang Puck Catering, MailChimp, Chevrolet, PNC Bank, MINI; Gold: Gayborhood. Silver: W Atlanta Midtown, Project Q Atlanta, InterContinental Hotels Group, Celebrity Cruises; Bronze: Frito Lay, Geico
About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the APC is to promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer persons and to promote a positive image in the Atlanta area and throughout the Southeastern United States through community activities and services.
The main mission of the APC is to provide lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender and queer persons with cultural and educational programs and activities, which enhance mental and physical health, provide social support, and foster an awareness of the past and present contributions of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer persons, through community activities and services, including an annual Pride event.