Heartland Pride 2021

Youth Pride
July 9, 6-10PM
FREE
Baxter Arena
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Parade
July 10, 10AM
Old Market (see map below)

Festival
July 10
12:00-4PM Outdoor Activities
1:30 PM Doors Open
4-10PM Entertainment on the Main Stage

2021 FAQs

2021 Parade Route

Outdoor Activities & Beer Tent

$ FREE

no ticket requiredOutdoor festival grounds includes:
beer tent, food trucks, karaoke, outdoor games, and more.

General AdmissionMost Popular

$ 14

per ticket
Festival tickets includes indoor arena access to vendor exhibitions, kids corner, 18+ only area, all shows in the arena and more.

Tickets can be purchased  online.

$20 at the door.

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VIP Tickets

$ 45

Per TicketSkip the long lines with a separate VIP entrance. VIP ticket also includes VIP seating in Baxter Arena, Meet-and-Greet with artists performing at Pride, VIP lounge access, and 2 free drink tickets.

$50 at the door.

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2021 Festival Line-up

OneUp Duo

OneUp Duo is a Detroit-based pop/soul vocal combo comprised of  husbands Adam and Jerome Bell-Bastien. The Duo was featured on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice and made history as the show’s first ever same-sex duo and secured a spot on Team Kelly. Since performing on The Voice, OneUp Duo has traveled extensively across America and headlined various Pride Festivals, sang the National Anthem for the Brooklyn Nets and NY Yankees, and lit up stages as lead singers for ‘The Disco Nights,’ NYC’s premiere disco experience.

David Hernandez

David Hernandez gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol finalist.

In addition to American Idol, David has showcased his talents on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, MTV’s TRL, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Teen Choice Awards, TV Guides’ Sexiest Stars 2008, Idol Tonight, Idol Gives Back and FOX-TV.

Frenchie Davis

Frenchie Davis is an American Broadway performer and a soul, dance/electronica, and pop singer. She first came to public attention in 2003 as a contestant on the singing competition show American Idol. Davis began performing in Rent on Broadway soon afterward, and was a member of the cast for four years. In 2011 Davis reached the top 8 on the first season of singing competition The Voice.

ANT

Legendary Out & Proud Comic

Hyper, irreverent, and just downright fabulous, ANT (spelled in caps) has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one of the most successful comedians of our time. A regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tyra Banks show, ANT is the only comedian to appear on all five seasons of NBC’s hit series Last Comic Standing. He is recognized as the host VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and in the LOGO series, “U.S. of ANT.” ANT ventured out of his comfort zone, appearing in “Celebri-Cadabra.” a competition show featuring magic and celebrities. His hit stand-up DVD, “ANT: America’s Ready” and comedy CD “Follow my ass!” have sold tens of thousands of copies. ANT’s daily video blog, “The ANT Colony,” has taken the web by storm.

Ada Vox

AMERICAN IDOL-18 (TOP 8 FINALIST)

A San Antonio based drag queen who sang her heart out on ABC’s “American Idol,” Ada became a Semi-finalist, something that would have been unheard of several years ago. Her appearance marks a first for the show, and people still talk about her performance of The Animals “House of the Rising Sun” as one of the stand-out auditions of the season.

Rewind five years to 2013 when Ada Vox auditioned for Fox’s American Idol back when she was known as Adam Sanders. In one of his Season 12 performances, he got a standing ovation from three of the four judges with his performance of Etta James’s “I’d Rather Go Blind.”

Chad Michaels

Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

Chad Michaels’ career as one of the world’s premier Cher Impersonators now spans over two decades! Chad has collaborated with and entertained for Industry favorites such as David Foster, Bruce Roberts, Michael Patrick King, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Gene Simmons, RuPaul, and even the Diva Herself, Cher. For Chad Michaels, the “Beat Goes On”, and on!

In 2011, Chad competed in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 and achieved a Top 3 position in the Race. Chad was praised by RuPual for “…elevating this competition forever…”  and was cast as Professor Chad Michaels in RuPual’s Drag U Season 3! In 2012, Chad ultimately took the title of “Queen of Queens” in the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, winning the competition and earning the first spot in The Rupaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame.

CeCe Peniston

2021 Co-Headliner

In the 1990s, CeCe became an international sensation and was considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Charts. Peniston was successful at scoring five major number one hits within three years. Her signature Dance hit “Finally” was #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #2 on the UK Top 75. It became one of the biggest dance records in history to sell over 3 million copies worldwide.

Dev

2021 Co-Headliner

Dev, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter who was discovered on MySpace by the production team The Cataracs after a friend posted her singing to some beat. In 2010, the Cataracs produced “Like a G6” with Far East Movement and decided to use a verse from Dev’s single “Booty Bounce” as the chorus. In October 2010, Dev was signed to Universal Republic and released the hit singles, “Bass Down Low” and “In the Dark”. So far Dev’s music videos have generated nearly 100 million views on YouTube with 67 million for the “In the Dark” video alone.

Dev has worked as a guest vocalist on tracks for such superstars as 50 Cent, Travis Barker, Flo Rida, Ludacris, Tinie Tempah, Snoop Dogg, New Boyz, Demi Lovato, JLS, David Guetta, Timbaland, Afrojack, Eric Saade, and Static Revenger.

2021 Theme

Let’s Get Back 2gether. 

The last year has been hard. 

Coming together as a community is one of the cornerstones of Pride—helping us know that we are not alone and providing a safe and welcoming space to celebrate freedoms gained and those yet to be won.

Sadly, over the past year, we’ve had to find ways to deal with canceled plans, the loss and isolation of a global pandemic, experienced a turbulent election, and saw social injustices come to the forefront of people’s minds; all while trying to stay virtually connected with those we love.

That’s why, while Pride is a movement and not just a single event, we are so excited to be able to bring the community back together to celebrate and promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the LGBTQ+ community of the Heartland at this year’s Heartland Pride Parade and Festival on July 10th.