LeAnn Rimes to Headline PrideFest 2017
The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter will take center stage at NYC Pride’s annual LGBT street festival on June 25.
Topping the Billboard charts in 1996 with “Blue,” the multi-platinum selling artist scored her first national hit at the tender age of 13. With over 40 songs released in her impressive career, LeAnn’s magnetic hits such as “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” in addition to new fan favorites such as her #1 Billboard Dance Club hit “Long Live Love” from her new album Remnants, will be sure to dazzle the crowd at this year’s festivities.
LeAnn’s lengthy history of charitable support to anti-bullying and LGBT organizations highlight her commitment to the community. “The LGBTQ community is family to me. We have been so supportive of each other over my entire career and my music wouldn't be the same without their love and quite frankly, their inspiration,” said Rimes. “I am so honored and excited to perform at PrideFest. Get ready, it's going to be epic!”
“There is no other free event during NYC Pride quite like PrideFest, and LeAnn’s performance is sure to bring things to a whole new level,” said Lori Roberto Fine, PrideFest Director. “We can’t wait to have her and our roster of performers join with hundreds of non-profits and businesses, along with hundreds of thousands of revelers on Hudson Street.”
Located at Hudson Street between Abingdon Square & West 14th Street, PrideFest welcomes more than 350,000 local residents and visitors from across the country and world, combined with local business owners, LGBT-serving non- profits, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and friends of all ages.
To date, LeAnn has sold more than 44 million units and she most recently received the ‘Ally of Equality’ Award by the Human Rights Campaign, this spring.
PrideFest is free and open to the public. For more information about PrideFest or to register as a vendor this year, visit: http://www.nycpride.org/.