2014 ATLANTA PRIDE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT CEREMONY DETAILS

Atlanta, Georgia. – Today The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the details for the 2014 Commitment Ceremony, set to take place at the W Atlanta-Midtown hotel on Saturday, Oct 11 from 11a-Noon.

 

This is always a popular program within the Atlanta Pride Festival, and this year is shaping up to be no exception!  The non-denomination ceremony gives couples that wish to do so, the opportunity to pledge their commitment to each other in front of friends and family.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “Amid all of the hustle and bustle of the festival weekend, I love that there are couples who choose to exchange vows during Atlanta Pride at our annual Commitment Ceremony. Our host hotel, the W Atlanta Midtown, does an amazing job rolling out a grand welcome for the couples in their gorgeous Altitude ballroom on the 27th floor of the hotel, giving the couples beautiful views of Buckhead, Midtown, and downtown as they say ‘I do.’”

 

Cooke added, “We want to thank the W Atlanta Midtown, Seasons Sensations, Familiar Roots Photography, Burly Bakers, and DJ Pat Scott for sponsoring this event.”

 

To participate, couples need to register via the Atlanta Pride website at: http://atlantapride.org/event/atlanta-pride-commitment-ceremony/before the Oct. 1 deadline.  New this year is that there will be no on-site registration; so registering in advance is key to be able to take part in this moving ceremony.

 

There are 2 registration levels available.  It is $30/couple without a photo package and $90/couple if you wish to add the photo package.

 

For more information about Atlanta Pride, please visit:www.AtlantaPride.org.

 

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About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC,) a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keurig/Green Mountain, Motrin, Wells Fargo

 

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2014 ATLANTA PRIDE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES COMPLETE TALENT LINE UP

Atlanta, Georgia. – Today the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the Official Entertainment Lineup for the 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Weekend.  Performances will take place on the Coca-Cola Stage and the Bud Light Stage throughout the entire weekend, providing plenty of entertainment along with the parade, marketplace, and a full schedule of activities.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “We’ve already announced some exciting talent for the festival this year, but we have more tricks up our collective sleeves. The full talent roster includes many Atlanta favorites and tons of local talent on both stages. As always, our Entertainment Committee works hard to find a diverse array of musical styles and genres to ensure that there is something for everyone going on during the Bud Light Stage and Coca-Cola Stage line-ups.”

 

Cooke added, “We received many requests from all over our LGBTQ community last year and this year for more dance music, so we listened. We are bringing DJ Canvas, DJ Ree de la Vega, and DJ Citizen Jane to the festival to give you what you wanted. In addition to DJs spinning at the festival, we’re also happy to have a show from Fabrefaction Theatre and Legendary Children Atlanta included in the schedule.”

 

Below is a list of the complete 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Entertainment line up.  Please note that all talent and times are subject to change without notice.  For more details, please download the Official Atlanta Pride Mobile App or visit: www.atlantapride.org.

 

2014 Entertainment Schedule:

 

Bud Light Stage

Saturday                                                                                  

 

Febrefaction Theatre

Legendary Children Atlanta

Ricky Simone

Michael Powers

Monica Mason

Wesley Cook

Neil Cribbs

Queer Your Gender Dance Party with DJ Ree de la Vega

 

Sunday

DJ Canvas

 

Coca-Cola Stage

Saturday                                                                                  

Maria Gabriella Band

Cousin Dan

Symphony Crack Orchestra

Gurufish

Kick the Robot

Meghan Trainor, sponsored by Power 96.1

Amber

Headliner- Colbie Caillat, sponsored by Power 96.1

 

Sunday

Michele Jon Band

DJ Citizen Jane

Yacht Rock Review

Lea DeLaria, sponsored by David Atlanta

Starlight Cabaret

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About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC,) a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keurig/Green Mountain, Motrin, Wells Fargo

 

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APC ANNOUNCED: LEA DELARIA TAPPED AS HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL AND WILL PERFORM AT THE 2014 ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL

Lea DeLaria - credit Sophy HollandAtlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) is pleased to announce that wildly popular actress, singer, and comedian, Lea DeLaria will serve as the 2014 Atlanta Pride Parade Honorary Grand Marshal! Her appearance will include a performance on the Coca-Cola Stage during the festival, sponsored by David Atlanta Magazine.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “Lea DeLaria has been an out, loud, and proud artist during her entire career, tackling comedy, music, and acting all while confronting stereotypes surrounding butch lesbians and educating audiences about the LGBTQ experience. Because of her groundbreaking work as the first openly gay stand-up comedian to perform on television in the US and for her continued activism, we are delighted to recognize her as the Honorary Grand Marshal for the 2014 Atlanta Pride Parade.”

 

Honorary Grand Marshals are individuals with a national or international reach who are engaged in activism that advances the cause of LGBTQ equality and live outside of Georgia.

 

Cooke added, “She is fantastic as Big Boo on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and brings her nuanced character to life in a way that embraces the ‘sex’ in ‘homosexual’ but at the same time portrays Big Boo with a great deal of intellect and heart.”

 

In response to being selected to serve as this year’s Honorary Grand Marshal, DeLaria, ever the comedian, quipped, “It is an honor to be selected as an Honorary Grand Marshal for the Atlanta Pride Parade. I cannot wait to get back to Atlanta! The girls there are really hot.”

 

Read more of our interview with DeLaria in the Official Atlanta Pride Guide, which will be distributed at the end of September.

 

Lea Delaria’s performance on Sunday, October 12, will be on the Coca-Cola Stage and is sponsored by David Atlanta Magazine.  DeLaria previously performed at Atlanta Pride in both 1992 and 1997.

 

Regarding DeLaria’s stage performance, Cooke continued, “We are thrilled to have Lea perform at our festival for the third time and want to thank David Atlanta for making this possible as the sponsor of her performance.”

 

For detailed show times, download the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available for iPhone and Android users and visitatlantapride.org for the most up-to-date details on all of our performers.  Atlanta Pride will also release the full schedule next week.

 

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About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC,) a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Keurig/Green Mountain, Wells Fargo

 

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2014 ATLANTA PRIDE COLBIE CAILLAT PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED

varietyAtlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) is pleased to announce that Colbie Caillat will be headlining the Coca-Cola stage Saturday night during the 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival!  This performance is sponsored by Power 96.1.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “We are thrilled to announce Colbie Caillat as our headliner for Saturday night of the festival. She is a gifted singer and songwriter and her new material on ‘Gypsy Heart’ is fantastic. Colbie is an excellent live performer and I look forward to hearing her new songs in addition to some of her hits during her performance.”

 

Cooke added, “I want to express my gratitude to Power 96.1 and everyone in the Clear Channel family for making this possible. We are so thankful for their sponsorship of Colbie’s performance.”

 

Caillat is a Grammy-winning, multiplatinum artist that has sold over six million albums and ten million singles worldwide.  Her breakthrough hit “Bubbly” remains one of the best-selling digital tracks in history. She has played sold-out venues everywhere and has performed with everyone from John Mayer and Babyface to Sheryl Crow and Gavin DeGraw.

 

Her fourth album, “Gypsy Heart” on Republic Records, drops onSeptember 30, so Atlanta Pride attendees will get to hear fresh songs from that new release along with her mega-hits “Falling For You,” “Just Like That,” “Never Gonna Let You Down,” and more!

 

Colbie Caillat is scheduled to perform on the Coca-Cola Stage onSaturday, October 11.  Power 96.1 sponsors the performance. For detailed show times, download the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available for iPhone and Android users and visit atlantapride.org for the most up-to-date details on all of our performers.  Atlanta Pride will also release the full schedule and line-up later in September.

 

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About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC,) a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Keurig/Green Mountain, Wells Fargo

 

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2014 ATLANTA PRIDE AMBER PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED

8FBAtlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) is pleased to announce that dance music icon Amber will be performing at the 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival!

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “Amber has one of the most outstanding catalogues in dance music with a slew of songs that topped the Billboard dance charts. We are glad she is joining us for Pride and we are excited to hear her perform her biggest hits.”

 

Waxing nostalgic, Cooke continued, “For many of us, Amber’s music was the soundtrack of our coming out process, and that certainly is the case for me. I am looking forward to hearing ‘Above the Clouds’ and ‘One More Night’ among her other hits.”

 

A native of the Netherlands and raised in Germany, Amber’s almost two-decade successful US career came as a surprise to the humble artist.  When speaking about the smash hit that catapulted her to the top of the US dance charts, making her an instant star in the states, she noted, “I was very excited, but also very shocked as I did not expect anything with a simple dance tune such as ‘This is Your Night.’”

 

Pride attendees will be treated to that recognizable tune along with a host of others from her four full length albums that will include “If You Could Read My Mind,”  “Love One Another,” “Anyway” and “You Move Me.”

 

Amber is scheduled to perform on the Coca-Cola Stage on Saturday, October 11.  For detailed show times, download the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available for iPhone and Android users and visitatlantapride.org for the most up-to-date details on all of our performers.  Atlanta Pride will also release additional talent announcements over the next few weeks and the full schedule and line-up will be published later in September.

 

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About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC,) a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Keurig/Green Mountain, Wells Fargo

 

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