With all due respect to earlier-occuring newcomers Riverwest FemFest, Arte Para Todos, Gloss Weekend, and Tasty Fest, Milwaukee’s festival season truly and officially begins with PrideFest. The first fest to hit Henry Maier Festival Park offers attendees a wide array of entertainment over the course of three days. Performers range from musicians, comedians, DJs, drag performers, poets, and more. PrideFest Milwaukee 2016 (June 10-12) is no exception.

We’d previously announced that comic Sarah Silverman (& Friends) would headline Pride’s opening night, with GGOOLLDD and Blondie closing out the final night. Despite being the city’s first festival, its entire list of entertainers is one of the last to be revealed. Within three weeks of opening night, here’s the full PrideFest Milwaukee 2016 lineup—including the debut of the Milwaukee Record Stage, which we booked ourselves. (Check PrideFest’s official website for set times and more information)

Friday, June 10

Miller Lite Mainstage
Sarah Silverman & Friends (Todd Glass, Dwayne Kennedy, Lizz Winstead)
Gabriel Sanchez Prince Experience
Jason Maek & Zaena
Abby Of The Brew City Sisters

Dance Pavilion
Jump Smokers
DJ Chomper
Scotty T
Grantham Cole
Lady Gia’s Drag Show
PrideFest Opening Ceremonies
(Co-hosts Trannika Rex and Dixie Lynn Cartwright)

Wom!nz Spot
Faux Fiction
Lauryl Sulfate And Her Ladies Of Leisure
Damsel Trash
The Zimmer Effect
Ally Hart

Milwaukee Record Stage
Fox Face
The Glacial Speed

Saturday, June 11

Miller Lite Mainstage
Deborah Cox
Crystal Waters
Big Freedia
Party Anthem
Ian And The Dream
The Upside Band
City Of Festivals Mens Chorus
Women’s Voices Milwaukee

Dance Pavilion
Chris Cox
Ryan Kenney
DJ Shawna
DJ X-Tasy
DJ Travis Lynch
BJ Daniels Drag Revue
Leather Show
D.I.X. Dollhaus
(Co-hosts Trannika Rex and Dixie Lynn Cartwright)

Wom!nz Spot
Hip-Hop Showcase (various artists)
Ms. Lotus Fankh
Miltown Kings
Roxie Beane
Comedy Showcase (various artists)
Shaton Andrews
Claire Kelly
Jess Vega
Emerging Artist Showcase
Ruth B8r Ginsburg

Milwaukee Record Stage
Paper Holland
Abby Jeanne Rebel Love
Casual Vocals
Yeah, Bro! Podcast LIVE

Sunday, June 12

Miller Lite Mainstage
Salford Lads Club
Something To Do
Eliza Hanson

Dance Pavilion
Ralphi Rosario
Coco Montrese
DJ Hector Fonseca
DJ Tim Walters
Orgullo Latino
(Co-hosts Trannika Rex and Dixie Lynn Cartwright)

Wom!nz Spot
The Dots
Mandy Cappleman
Spoken Word Showcase (various artists)
Dumpster Doves
Heather Jean Haywood
Jen Cintron

Milwaukee Record Stage
ClamJam Comedy (Co-hosted by Liz Ziner and Allison Dunne)
Voyager: A Comedy Show (Co-hosted by Tyler Menz and Tim Higgins)
Sorry Not Sorry comedy showcase (Co-hosted by Marisa Lange and Addie Blanchard)

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.