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Posted: September 5th, 2014 | Columns, Featured, South Bay Alliance | No Comments

Dae Elliott | South Bay Alliance

Just over a week away to South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival, Sept. 13!

We are so excited about all that is happening this year. This free event is open to all LGBT and their allies in celebration of diversity, love and equality for all.

Dae Elliott, President South Bay Alliance

Dae Elliott, President South Bay Alliance

Not only do we have some wonderful entertainment, artists, vendors and exhibitors throughout the day with great food and an awesome MO’s Universe Playground beverage garden, but San Diego Kid’s Party Rentals is bringing out the Euro-bungee trampoline, Wipeout 8 game, Daredevil freefall and an obstacle course. You will want to come ready to go kayaking and paddle boarding during the day as well.

Our entertainment lineup for our two stages is amazing. Check out the schedule below and come ready to spend the day listening and dancing to some of the best local bands around.

Port Authority of San Diego Main Stage

Hosted by Laura Jane

12:05 p.m. – Stargo

12:40 p.m.  – Bart Mendoza & True Stories

1:40 p.m.  – Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra

2:40 p.m.  – The Social Animal

3:40 p.m.  – Three Chord Justice

4:35 p.m.  – Todo Mundo Trio

5:35 p.m.  – Rhythm & the Method

6:55 p.m.  – Headliner: Danielle LoPresti & the Masses

7:55 p.m.  – Royal Heart

9:00 p.m.  – Radios Silent

Flicks Entertainment Stage

Hosted by Pauly and Monks 

12 -1:30 p.m. – 80s|90s|Pop with DJ Junior DiscoPunk “Manic Mondays”

1:45 p.m. – Cheyenne Dville

2 – 3:30 p.m. – Latin Music with DJ Rick Betta “Uncut at Numbers”

3:45 p.m. – Naomi Fiercee

4 – 5:30 p.m. – Top 40/Hip Hop with DJ Kinky Loops “Gossip Grill”

5:45 p.m. – Shania Luvless & Cassidy Richards

6 – 7:30 p.m. – EDM/TRAP with DJ WILL Z “Richs & Flicks”

7:45 p.m. – Erica Foxx

8 – 10 p.m. – EDM with DJ Royal Zeven “Hard Rock, Stingaree, Ivy Nightclub”

Our opportunity drawing prizes are great as well and by donating $5 to South Bay Pride, you have a chance of winning the prizes listed below throughout the day.  The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, led by Sister Ida, will be on hand to help you out with the raffle. Look at these prizes and then donate to help us keep South Bay Pride free as well as contribute to our future South Bay LGBTQI Center!

2 VIP box tickets to the Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI. Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Gift certificate for a complimentary consultation, orthopedic and neurological examination and computerized spinal analysis of your nervous system. Visit vitalitychirocenter.com

Four tickets to the Oct. 2 Taste of Downtown. Explore and enjoy the diverse culinary culture of 50 participating neighboring restaurants.

Four tickets (worth $25 each) for Restaurant Week, Sept. 21 – 26. Choose from over 180 of San Diego’s most delightful and delicious eateries for a three-course dinner.

Four VIP tickets to San Diego’s premiere Halloween block party. The 14th annual Monster Bash, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Sandiegomonsterbash.com

Gift certificate for one hour Tuina massage, value of $85. lotussanctuary.com.

And finally, this year, we’re teaming up with Uber so you can drink responsibly and ride in style to and from South Bay Pride this weekend. You can either use them from wherever you live or take the trolley to the “E” or “H” street stations and then get your last leg taken care of by Uber. If you are new to them, they have generously offered to give $20 off your first two Uber rides, sign up at uber.com/go/southbaypride14 or download the app, and enter the promo code “southbaypride14.”

Uber wants you to enjoy Pride and look great doing it, whether that’s seaside, or in the sleekest ride in town. With our Uber partnership, you can get home safely. Party responsibly this weekend and take pride riding with Uber. #RideWithPride.

Check out directions and other transportation options on our website: southbaypride.org.

Don’t miss this wonderful Pride Celebration. See you there!

—Dae Elliott is a sociologist working at SDSU since 1994. She is a founding executive committee member and current executive director of South Bay Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and organizer of the annual South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival. Contact her at southbayalliance@gmail.com.

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