With all due respect to earlier-occurring newcomers Riverwest FemFest 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 a long weekend in early June. Performers range from musicians, comedians, DJs, drag performers, poets, and more. PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 (June 6-9) is no exception.

Despite being the city’s first festival, its entire list of entertainers is one of the last to be revealed. Today, less than a week from opening night, PrideFest officially has a lineup. Here it is! All stages are listed from opener to headliner. Check PrideFest’s official website for set times and more information.

Thursday, June 6

Dance Pavilion
DJs Skratt and FXY
Haunt3d Hous3
Tanner Dixon
Milwaukee Drag Review
Greyson Chance
Dance Party with DJ Shawna and Lex Allen

Friday, June 7

Miller Lite Mainstage
Xposed 4Heads
Shea Diamond
Brody Ray

Dance Pavilion
Opening Ceremonies
Lady Gia Drag Show
Boy Toy Cabaret
DJ Sushi Lor
DJ Marcus Angel
DJs from Mars

Hosted by T REX & Jaida Essence Hall

Wom!nz Spot
Dinder Brothers Family Circus (Wom!nz Spot)
Katie Beth & Friends (Cafe)
Andii (Lounge)
Faux Fiction (Lounge)
Gender Confetti (Cafe)
The Dots (Lounge)
Atheists & Airplanes (Cafe)
Pleasure Venom (Lounge)

Rainbow Stage
Brew City Sisters
Adonis Timone
L(ocal)GBTQ Comedy Showcase
Rainbow Revolution Burlesque Review
Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Saturday, June 8

Miller Lite Mainstage
Daniel LeClaire
Abby Jeanne
Betsy Ade And The Well Known Strangers
She Wants Revenge
Har Mar Superstar
Kim Petras

Dance Pavilion
DJ Tylex
Belly Dance with Middle Eastern Dance Wisconsin
Bottoms Up Aerial Burlesque
Eddie Candelaria’s Leather & Gear Show
BJ Daniels Drag Review
DJ Ethan Cole
Lardi B
Chris Cox

Hosted by T REX and Jinkx Monsoon

Wom!nz Spot
Dinder Brothers Family Circus (Wom!nz Spot)
Emerging Artists (Lounge)
Trans Narratives: Raising Our Voices In Queer Spaces (Cafe)
Solace (Lounge)
Karaoke (Cafe)
Comedy (Lounge)
The Zimmer Effect (Cafe)
Roxie Beane (Lounge)
Jayne Joyce (Cafe)
Spoken Word (Lounge)
Rival Hip-Hop featuring Shle Berry (Cafe)

Rainbow Stage
City Of Festivals Men’s Chorus
Subjective: A Comedic Showing
The Miltown Kings

Children & Family Stage
Kids Are People Too
Dinder Brothers Family Circus
Mr. Pickles Show
Magic Rob
Kids Are People Too

Stonewall Stage
Financial Security for the LGBTQ Community
Innies and Outies: The Anatomy of Pleasure!
Creating LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace
GAY USA Film Screening

Sunday, June 9

Dance Pavilion
Cesar Brooklyn Presents Sabor Latino
Dinder Brothers: Circus De Freaks
DJ Rozz
T REX’s Chicago Drag Show
DJ X-Tasy
Judas Joe Manson – Lady Gaga’s Enigma
Closing Dance Party with Porn and Chicken

Hosted by T REX & Dita Von

Stonewall Stage
HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin: Oral Histories & Future Victories
Parallel Oppression Between the Queer and Deaf Queer Communities

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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.