Johnson City, TN

Pride Community Brings Rainbow Festival to Founders This Month in Johnson City

John M. Dabbs

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The Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities plans to host its first annual Rainbow Festival at the Founders Park Pavillion, 105 West Main Street in Johnson City, on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The festival is scheduled to run from 10:00 AM through 9:00 PM.

Festival fees and rules

The private event requires a $1 entry fee, with children 12 and under admitted for free. There is a $3 fee for the beer wristband. Organizers emphasize there will be no discrimination. Heckling, guns, other weapons, pets, and voice amplifiers are not allowed at the festival. Diaper bags and clear bags are allowed and are subject to search for security purposes.

Acts

The Rainbox Festival features Aunt Mable and Didi Blue Hart as Master of Ceremonies. Vendors and food trucks will be available on-site.

Performances provided by:

  • Mahto and The Loose Balloons
  • Wendy Hearl,
  • Casmicosis
  • Roxanne McDaniel
  • Jacob Danielson Moore
  • Logan Fritz
  • The Bosses
  • Empty Bottles String Band
  • A Tribute to Crystal Blue

* Drag performances will be held hourly.

About the Pride Center

The Pride Community and Education Center of the Tri-Cities is a hub for education and empowerment for local LGBTQ community members. The Center is located at suite 159 in the King Center, at 300 E. Main Street in Johnson City. The center offers HIV testing and sex education, and an opportunity for networking and camaraderie for the LGBTQ community.

It’s more of a place to meet and encourage one another and that we can get out there and be who we are without fear of retribution. We offer a space that is secure, versatile, and offers anonymity. - John Baker.

Its mission is to provide a safe space to foster the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals in the LGBT communities of the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Its goal is to create positive social change in the region by nurturing a healthy, active, productive, and contributive LGBT community, and establishing a proud visible presence with a central location. Pride Community Center is committed to empowering the local LGBT population, through advocacy, education, and entertainment, using multiple mediums.

Find more information on their website at pridetricities.com or e-mail them here.

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