On Sunday, June 5, 10,000 are expected at Out In The Park in Hampton Roads. This is the first time the area’s pride event will be held at Town Point Park after being held in smaller parks for 22 years.
DJ Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite headlines the festival that celebrates the LGBT community in Hampton Roads. Deee-Lite is best known for their 90s hit “Groove Is In the Heart.”
“This is amazing opportunity for the GLBT community to showcase who we are at Hampton Roads’ premiere outdoor event space,” said James Hermansen-Parker, president of the sponsoring group, Hampton Roads Pride. “We are extremely grateful to FestEvents and the City of Norfolk for showing the GLBT community they care by helping make this event happen.”
Over the past three months, Hampton Roads Pride has raised $70,000 to produce the event.
In addition to Kier, dance troop DC Cowboys and openly gay comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer make appearances. Also performing will be Narissa Bond, Julie Clark, Hampton Roads Men’s Chorus, Naomi Black, Jennifer Warner, Wicked Jezebel, Rah Element, female impersonator Diana Ross, and the King and Queen of Pride.
Out in the Park will be using the Elizabeth River for a Pride Boat Parade in lieu of a traditional pride parade. All boats will be decorated with the theme “We Are One.”