This year's International Pride theme is Silence to Solidarity. It got our board thinking about how music can help us fill silence - in our souls and in a space. That brought us to the cassette tape image. We talked about making mix tapes. How music has helped fill space in the pandemic and how this is not our community’s first pandemic. It's a crazy time for so many and we felt like this is a Remix. It's familiar and different.
The Kitsap Pride celebration will be held this Saturday, from 4 to 9 p.m. at 1400 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311. Visit them at http://kitsappride.org/.
We mixed it up a bit this year and have Nite Wave closing out the stage - playing some great music from the 80s - our first pandemic. Much like the current resurgence of Kate Bush there is something both comforting and empowering. Music can bring us together.
We will start the festival off with a bang - a grand entrance from the Rainbow City Marching Band. We are so excited to have them back and see what they have in store for us. We will do an official welcome and opening to recognize the land and any dignitaries present. Up next will be DJ & Drag. Returning is DJ Dana Dub for dancing and good vibes on the pride lawn. We will also have Versace Doll and friends Melody Lush, Sable Jones St James, Drew Paradisco, Jessica Paradisco, Nemisis, Crystal Jewel Box, Kris Rose, & Sativa Queen.
After Dana finishes his set at 7:30 Nite Wave will take the stage.
The Boys & Girls Club and Kitsap Regional Library is co-hosting a Teen Pride Space with free snacks, books, crafts, games, and a place to hang & connect.
We have 70 vendors signed up including many food and snack options.
The Garden will be our 21+ area featuring Silver City Brewery beer with their Live Loud hard iced tea, Locust Cider from Gig Harbor, Eleven Wineryfrom Bainbridge, and Tito’s Vodka frozen slushee drinks. We have significantly increase our capacity based on last year’s demand.