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Mid-South Pride hosts its 12th Annual Festival and Parade on September 26th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Historic Robert Church Park on the corner of 4th and Beale. The Parade will step off at 5pm from the corner of 4th and Beale.

The Theme

The 2015 Mid-South Festival and Parade Theme is Love Equals Love. This theme expresses the idea that there is love in diversity and we are excited to celebrate all Love! Our theme is expressed throughout our Festival and Parade and we encourage all of our sponsors, festival and parade entries along with patrons to participate in expressing how Love Equals Love to them.


The Emcee’s for this year’s Festival are our very own Phillis M. Lewis and Bella DuBalle. Coming back this year will be the kids area with games and events, The VIP area with special guest hosts Gina Lola Jupiter and Allysun Wunderland, and of course the car show presented by the Lambda Car Group.

Happening on Stage

Confirmed Entertainment for this year’s Festival as follows:

Thomas Prunier (Comedian)
Blackberry Wednesday (Performer Band)
Jerred Price as ‘Almost Elton’ (Performer Music)
Tori WhoDat (Performer Music)
★ Inner City South (Spoken Word)
ARTISTIK APPROACH (Performance Art/Music)
Q & A from Playhouse on the Square(Theater Performance)

Bridging Souls Productions (Dance)
Mary Robyn (Performer Music)
Miss Mid-South Pride
Mister Mid-South Pride
Miss Gay America
 Miss Gay Tennessee – Bella DuBalle

Featured Artists:

Blackberry Wednesday at Mid-South Pride

Blackberry Wednesday is made up of 3 Memphis music veterans. Frontman and keys player Rod Henson has been playing and writing music in Memphis for the last 10 years. Lucien Croy ,guitar player and

Tori WhoDat coming to you live from the main stage

Tori WhoDat comes to us from the heart of New Orleans and streets of Memphis to help enlighten the youth while offering a sanctuary from social stigmas through her infectious beats and unique sound.

Bridging Soul Productions at this years Festival

Bridging Souls Productions is a company of performance artist united together to share their love for dance and other performance arts media in the surrounding community of the mid-south through dance

Almost Elton at this years Festival!

Jerred Price has been a mega-fan of Sir Elton John since the age of 5. Since that early age, he has been "performing as" Elton for friends and family. Now at the age of 27, after attending 30+

Thomas Prunier at this years Festival!

If you're looking for entertainment, humor and a reliable performer that is professional, look no further than Thomas Prunier.

Inner City South brings spoken word to this years Festival

Inner City South is a performing arts production company, comprised of husband and wife duo Dee "Ms. Dee-Lite" Dotson and Tim "T-Remedi" Dotson. As a resident theater company at Evergreen Theater in

Artistik Approach at this years Festival

Artistik Approach is a multi-talented duo whose a cappella based music incorporates elelments of various musical style and genres. Members Brandon "Eso" Tolson, from East St. Louis and Siphne "Siphne

Meet Ladi Ashlee

Hello I am Ladi Ashlee and I am you current Miss Mid-South Pride. Open this blog to read more about me.

Queen of Beale St. Barbara Blue

Barbara Blue personifies the female blues vocalist. Referred to as "The Reigning Queen of Beale Street" by the Memphis Music Elite, Ms. Blue respectfully takes her rightful place in the musical mecca

Q & A from Playhouse coming to the 2nd stage

This group uses theatre to explore and express what life is like as an LGBTQ+ or straight allied teen in Memphis and the surrounding area. Q&A is proud to perform selections of their inaugural product

Mary Robyn Opening the 2nd Stage!

Her style is acoustic folk with soul. Her influences include, but are not limited to, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Ed Sheeran, and John Legend.

VIP Passes

Some Pride goers make it an all day affair, so we offer VIP Pride Passes with extra perks and amenities to make the Pride experience even more fun and enjoyable for those that like that extra special treatment. VIP pass holders are entitled to:

Exclusive VIP Area Access
Great view of the stage,
Open Bar
Lounge Seating
Free Food
Meet & Greet with entertainers

VIP Lanyard
Private Bartender
Private Bathroom
Fully Covered
Swag Bag (For first 50 pass orders)