Festival Entertainment

Lexington Pride festival Entertainment

The Lexington Pride Festival offers a variety of entertainment, from live bands, drag shows, theatre troupes, and DJ battles.

If you’re interested in being one of our entertainers for the 2018 festival, please email entertainment@lexpridefest.org.

2017 entertainers

Ginger Minj

Long before she ever held court as a finalist on season 7 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Ginger reigned as the Comedy Queen of the South from her home base in Orlando, FL. The self-professed "nicest bitch you'll ever meet" cites classic funny ladies Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball as her idols.

The Paisley Fields

The Paisley Fields are a Brooklyn based queer country band, unapologetic about pushing boundaries and seeking inspiration in the unexpected. Though lead singer James Wilson is inspired by country musicians like Dolly Parton and Gram Parsons, he wanted The Paisley Fields lyrics to reflect a modern world. Pittsburgh City Paper writes, "While The Paisley Fields have a good bit in common with contemporary country — rich production, songs with pop bones and twangy accents — the band probably won't be touring with Toby Keith anytime soon. They're a refreshing change from country radio." The band tours frequently, and their latest album, Oh These Urban Fences, is described by No Depression as "a labor of love that demands your attention.” The Paisley Fields are James Wilson on keyboard and lead vocals, Anna Volpe on tambourine and vocals, James Steiner on drums and mandolin, Rob Fernandez on bass and Alex Feigin on drums and guitar. Renowned Brooklyn country artist Aron Blue will be joining The Paisley Fields for the first leg of their Paisley Pride tour this summer.

Synergy Violins

Internationally proclaimed performers, Synergy Violins is the industry's hottest up and coming electronic string act. Fusing classical instruments with modern rock, Synergy captivates audiences with their high energy performances and innovative arrangements. From NBC's Today Show to major national, corporate, and cultural events, Synergy rocks the stage with sheer talent and intensity.

Sam Tolson

Sam Tolson is a twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter from Toledo, Ohio. Being a part of the music industry for four years, Sam has released an album, an EP and three singles on iTunes. Sam has more than three million streams with her music and videos, with the numbers growing every day. Sam is currently setting to release an EP in 2017 titled 'Paradox' - which she envisions as an EP telling her personal stories through out her life as an artist and as a young adult.

Merle G

[Naked on the floor] is not just a state of being, it is the title of Merle G’s new highly anticipated single released November 2016, just 5 months after the release of his single titled [God Bless Orlando], an LGBTQ anthem which addresses the deadly shooting at Pulse night club.

Merle G knows just how to get the party started with his booty popping compositions. With a mixture of Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, and Dance, Merle G created his own genre referred to as Hip Pop.

Merle G is an Advocate for HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Domestic Violence, and Drug Abuse, all which are important issues that affect our community. He also works with various LGBTQ centers throughout the world to help keep homeless LGBTQ teens safe. While touring North America promoting his brand and spreading awareness on these important issues, Merle G has no plans of slowing down in 2017.

Sister Sound

Central Kentucky’s premier women’s chorus is a non-audition group of women who love to sing. SisterSound seeks to provide a musically creative atmosphere for women. Their diversity and love of sound inspires them to create harmonies and joys of celebration.

They welcome all women interested in accepting this philosophy.

March Madness Marching Band

March Madness Marching Band was launched in 2008, in the tradition of… nothing this town has ever seen!

A symphony of mismatched musical instruments; a kaleidoscope of band-inspired costumes; a choreographed gaggle of hoop dancers; an array of unconventional, unpredictable dancers and spinners. Each of us a piece of authentic Lexington, a delicious concoction from our quirky ingredients.

“Stuff brass, reeds, percussion, hula hoops and a plentiful dose of performance zeal in a blender, then turn that sucker on high. What you have will be the celebratory local sounds of the March Madness Marching Band.”, Walter Tunis (Lexington Herald-Leader Contributing Music Author).

New Song in the Bluegrass

New Song in the Bluegrass is a a community chorus for LGBT and LGBT- friendly singers in Lexington, KY. The group seeks to provide outstanding music and fellowship for the LGBT community. Come be a part of this fun and friendly group!The non-auditioned group rehearses once a week and has concerts 2-3 times a year.