On September 26, Blue Ridge Pride moved its annual festival indoors and onto the internet. A handful of performers and technicians gathered at the LEAF Global Arts Center to host a two-hour community gathering. The event had an audience reach of 17,000 and engaged two thousand viewers in the community.
Lots of Entertainment
Kirby Winner served as our Master of Ceremonies. Local drag performers Viktor Grimm, Ida Carolina, Jasmine Summers, Katarina Synclaire, Alexis Black showcased their art, together with two rising talents, Chick P. and Marceline Mashic. LatinX sensation
Mar just released his new EP called “I am I.” Fusing indie, pop, and folk elements from North and South America across English and Spanish lyrics, Mar’s song craft sheds light on the beauty of his two languages
The event also offered a platform to many local organizations, seeking to mobilize and reassure our community. Getting out the vote and staying healthy were dominant themes. Participating groups included Tranzmission, Our Voice, Campaign for Southern Equality, Youth OUTRight, WNCAP, WNCCHS, Democracy NC, Miss Gay Latina, Loving Food Resources, Helpmate, Beer City Sisters, PFLAG, Buncombe County, and the Hive.