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Kalamazoo Pride Returns in 2014

by Matt Buck

Kalamazoo Pride is returning in 2014 with a combination of familiar favorites as well as some new flair.

Bells Brewerythe presenting sponsor of 2014 Kalamazoo Pridewill once again be featuring its Sparkleberry Ale, which first made its debut at last years Kalamazoo Pride. The beer is a combination of the brewerys Sparkling Ale and Raspberry Ale.

Kalamazoo Pride will feature over 14 hours of entertainment, headlined by Lady Bunny on Friday, June 13, and ABBA Salute on Saturday, June 14.

Other acts include DJ Matt Downey, the Miss or Mister Kalamazoo Pride 2014 local drag competition, Chicago-based party band Dj vu, the Chicago Cheer Brigade, local favorite Carrie McFerrin, GR-based Americana/folk band The Crane Wives and Niki Harris, a Benton-Harbor native and former back-up singer for Madonna. Featured on RuPauls Drag Race, Manila Luzon will return this year to emcee and perform.

Two-day admission to Kalamazoo Pride can only be purchased advance and costs $10. Single-day passes can be purchased in advance or at the gate.

For more information about Kalamazoo Pride, visit them online at www.kglrc.org/pride .

The Kalamazoo Pride page is brought to you by Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center.