2019 PRIDE Festival Entertainment

Listed below are some of the currently announced entertainers scheduled to provide entertainment at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival. Entertainers please note that the 2019 PRIDE Festival Lineup is closed.

Every year the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival brings in an eclectic mix of talent to entertain the masses, and 2019 will be no exception (Please note: Exact appearance times are not available, however, headlining performances are expected to begin around 6pm nightly).  On with the entertainment!

2019 PRIDE Festival Headliners
2018 PRIDE Festival DJs
Manila Luzon

Manila Luzon

Performing Friday, October 11, 2019 | After Parade Party
(Downtown Las Vegas Events Center at the end of the parade route)

Manila Luzon is an international drag queen most famous for her campy twist on glamour, silly cross-eyed expressions, and signature black and blonde wigs. Her tongue-in-cheek style combines humorous themes with elegant fashion; from dresses inspired by cartoon characters to iconic gowns designed after her favorite foods.

Manila first competed on the third season of Emmy Award winning, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her creativity, style and humor paved her way to the end where she finished second place. Manila did not walk away with the crown or cash prize; however she won adoration from viewers across the world who call themselves “Fanilas”.

Leaving a sweet taste for more, Manila blossomed into a pop culture sensation with appearances in shows like season 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, “Drag University”, and partnered on national campaigns for “This Free Life”, “Orbitz”, “Absolut”, & “Nine West”.

Manila takes her witty humor around the world and performs a mix of original songs, lip syncs, and hosts all types of events including weddings, bachelor parties, birthdays, and divorces! Manila loves to interact, dine, party, and collect fan art from Fanilas throughout the world.

It’s been quite a journey for Manila Luzon and she shows no sign of slowing down as her brand “Fineapple Couture” now includes a chic collection of books, accessories, and silly collectibles perfect for any Fanila.

Photo courtesy of David Laffe

Bob the Drag Queen

Bob the Drag Queen

Performing Saturday, October 12, 2019 | PRIDE Festival | 5pm
(Downtown Las Vegas Events Center)

The alter ego of comic/actor Caldwell Tidicue, “Bob The Drag Queen” describes herself as “hilarious, beautiful, talented and…humble.” Bob’s unabashed confidence won her the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” on season 8 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” acting roles in HBO series “High Maintenance,” Sony TriStar’s movie “Rough Night,” a national Axe Body Spray commercial and more. Bob’s first standup comedy special, “Suspiciously Large Woman,” premiered on cable and streaming networks worldwide and is now available on iTunes and other platforms. In 2018 he tackled the role of Belize in the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play “Angels In America.” In 2019 Bob is hosting a new digital series for MTV, appearing as a series regular in the Netflix revival of “Tales of the City,” voice acting in a scripted podcast from the producers of “Saturday Night Live” and releasing a new standup special. He also co-hosts the popular “Sibling Rivalry” video podcast with good friend and fellow drag queen Monét X Change.

Photo courtesy of David Ayllon



Performing Saturday, October 12, 2019 | PRIDE Festival | 8pm
(Downtown Las Vegas Events Center)

NYC based club stalwart Cazwell announces his highly-anticipated sophomore full-length album “Hard 2 B Fresh” released September 30th via Brooklyn-based indie Peace Bisquit. This not-so-random white dude gathers an impressive and illustrious list of collaborators include Richie Beretta (Major Lazer, Jillionaire), Justin de Nobrega (Die Antwoord), Nicky da B (Diplo), Peaches, Jesse Novak (M.I.A., Santigold), Big Dipper, RedTop (Beyoncé, Goldfrapp), Manila Luzon, DJ Fresh Direct and others to make for a ridiculously fun mix of electrified club music and old school hip hop.

Cazwell was inspired to write the title track, “Hard 2 B Fresh” while “getting fresh” at the legendary Russian Turkish Baths in New York City’s East Village. An old-school spa he often visits to “detox” and brainstorm new ideas. The rapper enjoys referencing comical and sexy situations he experiences when titling his tracks. Notable tracks on “Hard 2 B Fresh” include “No Selfie Control” – a song Cazwell wanted to dedicate to narcissists like himself and anyone who has been guilty of taking more than 4 selfies in a day, “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” featuring Cherie Lily (Andrew WK’s wife) which tackles the U.S. debt crisis – a situation Cazwell finds amusing because “we go broke trying to make ourselves look rich”, “Unzip Me” with Peaches – a track picked by the revered “Fuck The Pain Away” singer about getting a handjob at the club and “Guess What?” – the gnarly, horn-ridden electro collaboration with British pop star Luciana (Tiesto, Hardwell), that became a top 15 Billboard Club Play hit in the USA and UK. Earlier in the year, beat impresario and DJ, Richie Beretta produced Cazwell’s track “Helen Keller” – a term the rapper made up for when a person ex-communicates someone from his or her life (“I don’t see you, I don’t hear you, I’ve Hellen Keller’d your ass”) Don’t get it twisted, the Massachusetts-born Cazwell has proven himself a hard worker for sure.



Performing Saturday, October 12, 2019 | PRIDE Festival | 10:15pm
(Downtown Las Vegas Events Center)

It takes a special kind of artist to come back stronger after they’ve nearly lost everything. Kiesza is that kind of artist.

In the two years following the release of her 2014 breakthrough album Sound Of A Woman and the single “Hideaway,” the Calgary-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dancer was seemingly everywhere. With Top 20 chart placements and significant radio and video play across North America and Europe, she quickly amassed a trove of accolades, including three JUNO Awards in 2015. At the same time, she was touring internationally as a headliner, collaborating with the likes of Skrillex, Diplo and Duran Duran, and making inroads into the fashion world. But fate, as it often does, had other plans. While riding in an Uber in Toronto one day in 2017, Kiesza’s car was struck by a taxi, leaving her with serious injuries. Focus immediately shifted to her recovery, and when Kiesza regained the strength to resume her music career, it was with a renewed vigor to have complete control over every aspect of it. Since severing ties with her record label, she is well on her way to being a fully independent artist, with a team of trusted advisors committed to getting her there. Kiesza marks a major milestone on that journey with the release of the single “Sweet Love,” the first of a series of singles to be spread out throughout the summer and fall of 2019. Combining elements of pop, deep house and piano balladry, “Sweet Love” is a showcase of Kiesza’s powerful voice and cinematic songwriting chops, given an assist by Montreal opera singer Philippe Sly. It leaves little doubt that Kiesza now feels free to follow her muse wherever it may lead her.

“The past year has been very liberating,” she says. “It’s been a lot of work, as I’m still trying to get back to a place where I can physically put on the kind of show I want to do, but creatively it’s been wonderful. I’ve been recording new material constantly with a number of collaborators in different parts of the world, while working closely with my new team on the business side of things. I got to experience a lot of both the good and bad aspects to being on a major label, and I’m using those lessons now to put myself in a better position, and I’ll be starting my own label to help some up-and-coming artists as well.”

On top of that experience, there is a sense of coming full circle, back to the late ‘00s when she was playing solo acoustic sets around her hometown. Fans in a handful of North American cities got to see that side of her following the release of “Sweet Love,” with more such performances to come until the expected full-length album arrives. “It’s very exciting to be able to perform these stripped down shows,” she says. “I think that like many pop artists of my generation, there’s been so much emphasis on image that we were never given enough credit for our actual musical abilities. That’s obviously been changing as pop music has evolved, and reconnecting with my own roots as a singer/songwriter has been great for me as an artist. I do miss not being able to dance like I know I’m capable of doing, but that’s something I know I’ll return to once my body is back to full strength.”

Those who know Kiesza at all shouldn’t be surprised to hear her speak with such confidence and determination. That’s been her attitude since her early teens, when a passion for sailing led her to work as a crew member on vintage tall ships, and even consider a career in the Canadian armed forces. However, one particularly dangerous night on the ocean convinced her that music was probably a safer path. After spending several years honing her musical skills, she landed in New York City where the nightlife quickly ignited her love of dance. Combining this with her songwriting and studio experimentation suddenly seemed natural. It all came together on “Hideaway,” which— complemented by a brilliantly choreographed, single-shot video—immediately caught the attention of Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, Rolling Stone and other major international outlets that helped push it to Gold status in the U.S., Platinum status in the U.K., and Double Platinum in Canada.

Her first studio album “Sound Of A Woman” confirmed the arrival of an important new voice on the global music stage, one that—five years later—is back better than ever, and ready to make up for lost time.

Additional Entertainment

In addition to the performers introduced above, the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival is proud to present the following entertainment:

2018 PRIDE Festival Hosts

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