With all due respect to earlier-occurring newcomers Riverwest FemFest, Arte Para Todos, Gloss Weekend, and Cream City Comedy Festival, 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 the second weekend in June. Performers range from musicians, comedians, DJs, drag performers, poets, and more. PrideFest Milwaukee 2018 (June 7-10) is no exception.

Despite being the city’s first festival, its entire list of entertainers is one of the last to be revealed. Exactly a month from opening night, here’s the full 2018 Pridefest lineup—including the Milwaukee Record Stage presented by Kesslers Diamonds, which we booked. Check PrideFest’s official website for set times and more information.

Thursday, June 7

Dance Pavilion
Cash Cash
DJ Shawna
DJ Chomper
DJ Kelly

Friday, June 8

Miller Lite Mainstage
Women Of Comedy
Brew City Sisters Variety Show

Dance Pavilion
Dave Aude
DJ Shawna
DJ Marcus Angel
Davis Mallory
DJ Annalog
Main Show with hosts Trannika Rex and B.J. Daniels
B.J. Daniels Drag Show
Opening Ceremonies

Wom!nz Spot
Katie Beth (Cafe)
Ally Heart with Katie Beth (Cafe)
Ally Heart (Cafe)
The Upside (Cafe)
Atheists & Airplanes (Cafe)
CrimesXNature (Cafe)

Burlesque Showcase (Lounge)
Faux Fiction (Lounge)
Heather LaNasa (Lounge)
Gas Station Sushi (Lounge)

Milwaukee Record Stage presented by Kesslers Diamonds
Pants Off Dance Off
Abby Jeanne
Iron Pizza
Buffalo Gospel
Rocket Paloma

Saturday, June 9

Miller Lite Mainstage
Jussie Smollett
Lex Allen
City Of Festivals Mens Chorus
XPosed 4Heads
Corky Morgan

Dance Pavilion
DJ Chomper
Divas Live: RuPaul All-Stars
DJ DRiPSweat
Haunt3d Hous3
Main Show with hosts Trannika Rex and B.J. Daniels
Boy Toy Chicago – Boylesque
Leather & Fetish Show
Cesar Brooklyn – Latin Drag Show
Fashion Show

Wom!nz Spot
Hip-Hop Showcase (Cafe)
TBD (Cafe)
Comedy Showcase (Cafe)
Karaoke (Cafe)
Slimabean (Cafe)

Miltown Kings (Lounge)
Roxie Beane (Lounge)
Jen Cintron (Lounge)
Emerging Artist Showcase (Lounge)

Milwaukee Record Stage presented by Kesslers Diamonds
Zed Kenzo
The Glacial Speed
The Bang Bang

Sunday, June 10

Miller Lite Mainstage
The B-52s
Naked Eyes
Spencer Ludwig
The Hot Reds

Dance Pavilion
DJs From Mars
Trannika’s Most Wanted
DJ Xtasy
DJ Rozz
DJ Aurora
Main Show with hosts Trannika Rex and Dita Von
Lady Gia Drag Show
Chris Stone Ariel Arts Show
Belly Dancers
Furry Masquerade – DJ Killian Kray

Wom!nz Spot
Roxi Copland (Cafe)
Dumpster Doves (Cafe)
Mandy Cappleman (Cafe)

The Zimmer Effect (Lounge)
Spoken Word Showcase (Lounge)
TBD (Lounge)

Milwaukee Record Stage presented by Kesslers Diamonds
Hellcat Amazons Comedy Showcase
Subjective: A Comedic Showing

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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.