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2024 Heartland Pride Festival

July 13, 2024

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Saturday, July 13 @ The Chi Health Center

This year’s Pride Festival will be at the CHI Health Center in Omaha on Saturday, July 13. The celebration will begin shortly after the conclusion of the Pride Parade—doors will open around noon. The festival will feature dozens of LGBTQIA+-friendly vendors and local artisans, an 18+ area, food, beverages, a star-studded entertainment lineup, and much more!

Last year was one of the largest festivals in Heartland Pride history, and this year promises to be even bigger! Keep an eye on our socials and check back frequently, as more details are coming soon!

General Admission

Festival & Show
$ 25 per person
  • Over 200 Vendors
  • Karaoke in The Grand Ballroom
  • Local & National Entertainment
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VIP Tickets

Festival, Show, & VIP Lounge Access
$ 95 per person
  • Markel VIP Lounge Access
  • Meet & Greet with Select Artists
  • Complimentary Appetizers & Desserts
  • Great Reserved Seats in Sections 103-106
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Discounted tickets for attendees 11-17 years old can be purchased at the gate the day of the festival. 10 and under are free admission.

What does buying a ticket support?

Scholarship Program: Heartland Pride is committed to empowering LGBTQ+ youth through education. Each ticket sold helps fund scholarships that support deserving students in pursuing their academic goals and dreams.

Grant Program for Local LGBT+ Related Groups: We believe in uplifting local organizations that advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and support the community. Every ticket sold helps us provide grants to these groups, enabling them to continue their invaluable work.

Local Groups & Artisans: Ticket sales subsidize festival spaces for local nonprofits and artists  to showcase their missions and sell their creations.

Local LGBT+ Entertainment: Ticket sales help us fund and promote performances by local drag artists and entertainers at both the Heartland Pride Festival and throughout the year.

National Acts: Buying a ticket allows Heartland Pride to Bring in renowned performers from across the country to Omaha. Buying this year’s national acts ticket’s separately would normally cost over $200!

Local Vendors: Ticket sales support contracting with Omaha businesses to provide services that make Heartland Pride happen.

2024 Platinum Sponsor

A State-of-the-Art Infertility Clinic Offering Quality Care Learn more at: www.heartlandfertility.com

2024 Entertainment

Adam

Emcee 

Adam hosts Karaoke at the Maxx every Wednesday at 9pm. His favorite things are his husband, music, tequila and beer in that order lol. Also, his gay awakening was Whitney Houston in the bodyguard and he loves to BBQ. His ideal evening is spent with his family BBQing and throwing shade!

Tig Notaro

Comedian | 5 pm

VIP Lounge Meet & Greet 6 pm
 

Tig Notaro is a critically acclaimed American comedian, writer, and actress known for her deadpan delivery and incisive wit. She gained widespread recognition with her 2012 stand-up performance discussing her cancer diagnosis. Notaro’s work spans stand-up specials, such as “Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted,” and TV roles in series like Community, Bob’s Burgers, and Star Trek: Discovery. She uses humor to tackle personal and societal issues, cementing her status as a beloved figure in contemporary comedy.

Adore Delano

Adore Delano

Drag Queen & Musician | 6:15 PM

VIP Lounge Meet & Greet 7 pm
 

Adore Delano is a talented drag performer, singer, and television personality. Rising to fame as a contestant on “American Idol” and later “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Adore captivated audiences with her unique style and charismatic performances. With successful albums like “Till Death Do Us Party,” she has established herself as a significant figure in the drag and music scenes, beloved for her authenticity and vibrant energy.

Local Artists & Parade Awards

6:45 PM

See Omaha’s finest local drag artists dazzle with extraordinary performances, celebrating the vibrant drag culture of the city. Plus a brief  award ceremony, honoring the best entries from the parade.

Amanda Lapore

Performance Artist | 7:30 pm

VIP Lounge Meet & Greet 8 PM
 

Amanda Lepore is an iconic American model, singer, and performance artist known for her striking appearance and vibrant personality. She became a prominent figure in New York City’s nightlife and fashion scenes. Lepore has worked with renowned photographers like David LaChapelle and appeared in numerous fashion campaigns and music videos. As a transgender icon and advocate, she uses her platform to promote LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance.

Local Artists

7:45 PM

More of the Best-of-the-Best in local drag including reigning Heartland Pride Royalty and the winners of the Main Stage Rumble competition. 

Princess Nokia

Singer | 8:15 pm 

Princess Nokia is a dynamic rapper, singer, and cultural icon. Known for her genre-blending music and bold lyrics, she gained acclaim with albums like “1992 Deluxe” and “Everything Sucks.” Princess Nokia’s work often explores themes of identity, feminism, and urban culture. As a proud Afro-Indigenous woman, she uses her platform to advocate for social justice and empowerment, making her a powerful voice in contemporary music and activism.