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Pride Night Out

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Tuesday | 19 June 2018 | 7:00 PM | Solé

Solé Augusta Grill and Sushi Bar, 1033 Broad Street

Join your Augusta Pride family for dinner to kick off Pride Week!

President's Soiree

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Invitation Only Sponsor Event | Thursday | 21 June 2018 | 7:00 PM | Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Sacred Heart Cultural CenterThe President's Soiree is a very special thank you to our devoted Augusta Pride Sponsors and Honorees.

This year's event will feature hors d'oeuvres by Berry's Catering and Floral,a hosted bar including wines from Barefoot Wine, and entertainment by Preston and Weston.

A donation at the Pearl Level or greater, by June 16, will land you on the guest list.

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Beats on Broad - The Yellow Party

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Friday | 22 June 2018 | 6:00 PM | Augusta Common

Augusta Pride is proud to announce our 2018 Beats on Broad headlining performer Natalie La Rose! Originally from the Netherlands, Natalie broke out with her smash hit “Somebody” featuring Jeremih. She entered the top 10 “Billboard Hot 100” and hit top-notch spots on charts globally, while also accumulating over 130 million YouTube views. With her silky smooth vocals and sensational dance moves, we look forward to having her on our stage and putting on a great performance!

Beats on Broad 2018
No tents, canopies, coolers, or pets. All bags are subject to search.

Augusta Pride Parade

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Saturday | 23 June 2018 | 10:30 AM | Broad Street

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Grand Marshals

Jennifer and Sean Rahner

Sean and Jennifer Rahner

Sean and Jennifer Rahner are the creators of The Shepard Project. After moving from Aiken where they were members of the local PFLAG organization, they were dismayed to learn there were no Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in Richmond County. After some urging from Richmond County parents, the Rahners decided to create a safe space for LGBT youth (ages 13-20) to meet weekly outside of school hours. Currently holding meetings at the Augusta University Summerville campus, the Rahners and several mentors give local LGBT youth an outlet to socialize freely. While both Sean and Jennifer had limited support growing up, they are being honored for helping a new generation discover there are new opportunities and support for LGBT youth now. They hope that the organization will continue to grow and look forward to any help from individuals that would like to assist in donating items or mentoring.

Rowan Feldhaus

Rowan Feldhaus

Melissa FeldhausMelissa Feldhaus is a transgender rights advocate in hornor of her son, Rowan. Melissa serves on the Augusta University Diversity and Inclusion board, and is a member of the Augusta Trans Support group. She is a cross fit enthusiast, avid pet lover and mother of five. She imbued her son Rowan Feldhaus with grace, quiet dignity, strength and self-assurance; qualities he used in his successful Georgia Court of Appeals battle to legally change his name to reflect his gender identity. Our ability to stand up to injustice and pursue our best lives is not possible without our allies. The strength of Melissa helped Rowan fight for equality for himself and others.

Ms. and Mr. Augusta Pride

Petite Dejonville

Petite Dejonville

Ms. Augusta Pride 2018

Nytes Deville

Nytes Deville

Mr. Augusta Pride 2018
photo - Austin Ray Photography

Parade Route

The parade will line up on Jones Street, betwen 10th and 11th Streets, and start promptly at 10:30 a.m. We will march from Jones Street; south on 11th Street to Broad Street; east on Broad Street; north on 8th Street. Marchers should continue on to the the Festival grounds from Reynolds Street while floats can return to Jones Street for cleanup.

Parade Route

Augusta Pride Festival

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Saturday | 23 June 2018 | 11:00 AM| Augusta Common

No tents, canopies, coolers, or pets. All bags are subject to search.

On Stage

11:30Welcome with MC Jay Jefferies
Francys Johnson (Democratic nominee for GA's 12th Congressional District)
DJ Honey
NoonStacey Abrams (Democratic gubernatorial nominee)
Ryan Abel
12:50 PMMr. Augusta Pride, Nytes Deville
1:00 PMTed Metz (Libertarian gubernatorial nominee)
Mr. Augusta Pride, Nytes Deville
1:50 PMMs. Augusta Pride, Petite Dejonville
2:00 PMSynergy Twins
3:00 PMRainbow Review with Carla Cox

Featuring

Synergy Twins

Synergy Twins

Internationally acclaimed performed, Jeff and Stephen Neil, the Synergy Twins is the music industry's hottest up and coming electric string act. Fusing classical instruments with modern rock, the twins captivate audiences with their high energy performances and innovative musical arrangements.

Dawn Tallman

Dawn Tallman

Dawn's voice and style have been compared to those of many great vocalists, like Chaka Khan, Karen Wheeler and Oleta Adams, yet her style is completely & audibly her own. Dawn has recently performed at South by Southwest and Apollo Music Cafe.

Ryan Abel

Ryan Abel

Ryan Abel is a singer/songwriter from Augusta with a background in gospel and southern rock. Ryan has a powerhouse voice that was made to sing Soul/Blues music! Recently his writing has fallen into the genre of Americana/Country.

DJ Honey

DJ Honey

DJ Honey is passionate about the art, culture and feeling of all things music which is why she began deejaying at the age of 17. This rising star's talent and personality caught the attention of fellow DJs and venues in the Philadelphia and Washington, DC regions and has provided her an opportunity to showcase her skills throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

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Pride Festival

Photo - Chris Bannochie

Ain't Misbehavin' & Foamalicious Pool Partys

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Sunday | 24 June 2018

Round out your Pride Weekend poolside at the Metropolis Complex.

Parliament Resort Pool

The Parliament Resort pool is open to all for the day (21+), with a $10 cover. Coolers welcome. No glass, tanning oil, or pets. Clothing flexible.

Cpri Lounge Pool

The Capri Lounge pool is open to all for the day (21+), with a $10 ($20 premium) cover. No coolers, glass, tanning oil, pets, or nudity.

Chairs may be scarce at both pools, so consider bringing your own.


2018 Sponsors

DIAMOND Sponsors

Augusta Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Barefoot Wine
CSRA Leather Bears
Edge Media Network
Beasley Media/ HD 98.3
Metropolis Entertainment Complex
Vintage Ooollee
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OPAL Sponsors

Adept Imaging
Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of Augusta
Matthew James Duncan Attorney at Law
Epic Health
Fifth Third Bank
Flowers on Broad
Georgia Equality
Miller-Motte Technical College
Sally's
Sleeping Bear Kitchen
T-Mobile
X Mart Adult Supercenter
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SAPPHIRE Sponsors

ADP
Miller Theater
Wells Fargo
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RUBY Sponsors

Bill Beazley Homes
Georgia Military College
James Brown Arena
MCC of Our Redeemer
Sunglass Hut
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EMERALD Sponsors

Atlanta SEO
AU Ryan White Outreach
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Friends of Pride

DIAMOND

Randy Elvidge & Steve Cruise
David Stepp
Dennis Winkle

SAPPHIRE

Terence Leegan & Richard Justice

RUBY

Jeff Pullium & Roy Lewis
Robert Swingle