Downtown Pittsburgh,

Pride Rocks PGH

Jun 7, 2019  —  Jun 8, 2019

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that WALK THE MOON and Toni Braxton will headline the Pride Rocks PGH weekend concerts for Pittsburgh Pride 2019.
 
When you buy your tickets, be sure to add on our Weekend Drink Package which includes complimentary beverages the entire weekend from our partners at Jack Daniel’s and Tito’s Handmade Vodka at the following events:
 
–Pride Rocks PGH with Walk the Moon on Friday, June 7
–PrideFest on Saturday, June 8
–Pride Rocks PGH with Toni Braxton on Saturday, June 8
–PrideFest on Sunday, June 9
–Dance Party with DJ Tony Moran on Sunday, June 9
 
Walk the Moon will perform the evening of Friday, June 7 and Toni Braxton will perform the evening on Saturday, June 8 on the Pennsylvania Lottery Stage located at 9th & Ft. Duquesne Blvd.. It will be the first time either act has ever performed at a Pride event. Tickets are on sale at PittsburghPride.org/Tickets or at 888-45-TICKETS.

Doors open at 6PM on Friday, June 7 and 7PM on Saturday, June 8.

 
In 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio alt-rockers Walk the Moon took over the pop world with their single “Shut Up and Dance,” which brought huge success as well as a feeling of being misunderstood that eventually lead to the group taking some time off. Bassist Kevin Ray got married, and frontman Nicholas Petricca struggled with grief from losing his father, as well as an examination of his sexuality. “Coming back together,” Petricca said, “we had to navigate a lot of that stuff.” In January, the band released their new single “Timebomb” and joined Muse as their opening act during their Simulation Theory North American Tour which wraps up this month.
 
Over the course of her career, Toni Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums worldwide, won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, and seven American Music Awards, among numerous other accolades. It’s been her distinctive, sultry vocals and her androgynous look that led her to a huge LGBTQ following. “It’s very easy to emulate Toni Braxton on both sides. Over the years I think that might be one of the reasons my LGBTQ fans have connected with me. I am who I am. I’m an androgynous artist and I’m comfortable in my own skin.”
 
Opening for Toni Braxton is Rina Sawayama, a Japanese-British singer/songwriter and model who identifies as pansexual. She has quickly become an important figure in the LGBTQ community, unapologetically embracing her queer identity with empowering ferocity. Her 2018 track “Cherry” explores her sexual identity and “features several people of color queer dancers fully embracing their femininity as that’s something you don’t see. The movement is based around the struggle of coming to terms with what society has told you is wrong, but in the end is a justified feeling.”

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION:
There will be several full-service bars available serving all the popular libations (so be sure to bring your ID), as well as numerous food options to satisfy your every food craving.

To attend the event, you must be 18 or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 25. The concert is standing room only.

BAG POLICY:  In recent years the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh has enhanced its comprehensive safety plans with additional measures such as pat downs and bag checks.  We have consulted with our local, state and national law-enforcement partners as well as industry experts to develop these plans and these public safety measures are being successfully used at other large venues/events with much success.  These guidelines have been prepared to make sure that the Delta Foundation’s events continue to be safe and secure for everyone.

All attendees will be required to enter the event at the ticket gate located at 7th & Ft. Duquesne Blvd. and must adhere to the following bag restrictions:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into the event with one of the clear plastic bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at ticket gate.
  • Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, outside beverages, chairs, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Smaller items that CAN be carried into the event include binoculars, cameras, and smartphones.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter our events through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect for our events.

PROHIBITED ITEMS:  Attendees are NOT PERMITTED to carry-in the following items:

  • Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size, including purses, handbags, camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, briefcases, luggage and computer bags.
  • Apparel or signage displaying culturally sensitive, profane or abusive language
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Balls of any kind
  • Banners/signs on poles
  • Battery operated items
  • Cans, coolers of any type, glass bottles or thermoses
  • Laser pointers
  • Noisemakers
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Single purpose video cameras or still-photography cameras with a lens longer than 6”
  • Strollers or seat cushions
  • Weapons/any item that may be deemed to be a projective
  • Any other item deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Any item not permitted must be disposed of by the attendee or returned to vehicles as the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is NOT responsible for items left at the gate.

Pittsburgh Pride 2019 takes place June 7-9 For a full list of events, dates and times, please visit PittsburghPride.org



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