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To learn about all of the many events taking place in DC during Capital Pride 2017 weekend
(& throughout the year),
please visit Capital Pride 365.

The Parade – Saturday, June 10  @ 4:30 pm

Please visit Capital Pride Parade to view the parade route map, learn about the 2017 Parade Grand Marshall’s and more.

Join tens of thousands of people to watch the Capital Pride Parade in the Nation’s Capital, one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! The Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents–floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment–consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

The annual Pride Parade will step off on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.

The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue. A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Parade Route: Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, Washington, DC
Starting Location: 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Red Line (Dupont Circle – Q Street Exit)

Ending Location: 14th & R Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Green Line (U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo – 13th Street Exit)

The Festival (& Concerts) – Sunday, June 11 

Please visit Capital Pride Festival to download a Festival Map, purchase VIP tickets, see stage schedules and more.

The 42nd Annual Pride Festival in the Nation’s Capital will take place on Pennsylvania Ave. and is presented by Live! Casino & Hotel.  Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The festival is open to everyone, and there is no fee for entry; however donations are very much encouraged and appreciated! The Festival is family-friendly. Due to large crowds and very hot asphalt, festival organizers recommend that pets stay at home. The Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent and will host 300 exhibitors including local and community groups, national sponsors, local businesses, food vendors, restaurants, and businesses looking to promote their services to our community.

Details:
Date: Sunday June, 11, 2017
Festival Exhibit Hours: 12pm – 7pm
Capitol Beverage Garden Hours: 1pm-10pm | Stage Hours: 2pm – 10pm
Monument Beverage Garden Hours: 12pm-7pm | Stage Hours: 1pm-7pm
Dupont Beverage Garden Hours: 12pm-7pm | Stage Hours: 12pm-7pm
Location: Pennsylvania Ave., NW, between 3rd and 7th Sts., NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Green(Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter)
Exhibitor Booth Registration:Click here to register.

*Attendees should not bring bags/backpacks. Bags/backpacks will be subject to search.

*Free to the public, but donations are encouraged. Tickets are required for the “Pit” by the stage (“Pit Passes”) as well as the VIP beverage garden and viewing area.  Please note there are a limited number of tickets available for each of these areas.

2017 Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 – Sunday, June 11 

Please visit Capital Pride Concert 2017  for a list of featured artists and more information.

What better way to end the Pride Celebration than with national headlining entertainment and the best local and regional talent performing with the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument as backdrops.

Enjoy performances by Shea Coulee & Sasha Velour from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, The Pointer Sisters, Miley Cyrus, Tinashe, Vassy, Tracy Young and more….  The Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 will take place on the Capitol Concert Stage on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Please note that entertainment will also be presented on the Monument and Dupont Stages.  

Event Details

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Concert: 2pm – 8pm | Sunset Dance Party: 8pm-10pm
Location: America’s Mainstreet, Pennsylvania Ave. & 3rd ST, in front of the U.S. Capitol
Metro:Green Line(Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter)

 

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The Recording Academy will present a
Live Tribute Concert Honoring 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients

Featuring performances by Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman,
Dwight Yoakam, and others on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Beacon Theatre in
New York City.

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® will celebrate the outstanding contributions made by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Trustees Award honorees, and recipients of the Technical GRAMMY® Award and Music Educator Award™ with never-seen performances by those they’ve inspired.

The tribute concert will air on PBS later this year, as part of their “Great Performances” series.

Tickets for non-Academy members go on sale on
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11 am EST  via Ticketmaster.

Please note that all Recording Academy members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public. Please be sure to use the Promo Code & link provided by the Academy to participate in the Pre-Sale.

 

After closing out a busy 2009 with the MTV European Music Awards in Berlin and his college campuses run in November – Jigga kicks off the 2nd leg of his Blueprint 3 tour starting February 22nd in Houston, Texas.

The first leg of the Blueprint 3 tour included shows in Uniondale, NY;  East Rutherford, NJ;  Atlantic City, NJ; &  Detroit, MI.

Jay-Z will be joined by Grammy-nominated rapper Young Jeezy on selected dates of the  2010’s The Blueprint 3 tour.

And in other Jay-Z news, the rapper, along with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, joined the producing team for soon-to-open Fela!—a Broadway musical based on the life and music of revolutionary African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

Lastly, speaking of “Empire State of Mind,” MTV reports that Jay-Z will contribute a new verse for “Part 2″ of his and Alicia Keys’ BP3 smash, with the new version featuring own Keys’ upcoming album The Element of Freedom, out in December.

Tickets for the second leg are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Blueprint 3 dates:

Nov. 7 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA Pauley Pavilion
Nov. 10 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 12 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
Feb. 20 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Feb. 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Feb. 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Feb. 25 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Feb. 27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb. 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Mar. 2 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Mar. 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Mar. 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 6 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Mar. 7 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
Mar. 11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Mar. 12 Long Island, NY Nassau Colesium
Mar. 14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Mar. 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Mar. 18 Chicago, IL United Center
Mar. 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Mar. 20 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar. 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mar. 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Mar. 26 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

**Dates/schedule are subject to change, be sure to check Ticketmaster or Live Nation.