Oakland Pride VIP Experience
On Sunday, September 11th, 2016, Oakland Pride celebrates the diversity and spirit of the East Bay's LGBTQ Community with a party that stretches six blocks and includes four stages of incredible entertainment! This is a full day of music + food + fun! Gates at 11am. Party with us until 7pm!
This year, by popular demand, our Main Stage will offer limited assigned VIP seating in the first 12 Rows from the stage allowing some guests to be up close and personal with some of the biggest acts we've ever had on the Oakland Pride Stage.
The Oakland Pride VIP Experience includes:
- VIP Entry to the event
- Assigned seating within the first 12 rows from the stage
- Entry to VIP Lounge Area (with Hosted Bar + Food)
Main Stage line up includes:
We welcome grammy nominated R&B/Dance artist DEBORAH COX. Her platinum selling debut album Deborah Cox earned her an American Music Award nomination. She won her first of 3 Juno Awards including a Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. From her second CD One Wish, came the double platinum Nobodys Supposed To Be Here which held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single 14 consecutive weeks and earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, a Soul Train Award, A Lady Of Soul Award, Best Female Vocalist Juno nomination and a Billboard Music Award Nomination for R&B Single Of The Year.
One of the greatest RnB/Pop divas to come out of the 1980's music scene, Lisa Velez scored a series of hits. Known by her stage name, Lisa Lisa, she and her band, "Cult Jam", produced 5 albums that sealed their fame in New York City's thriving musical scene.
The youngest of 10 children born in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City, Lisa aspired to be a singer very early on in life. At the age of 13, Lisa would sneak out to nightclubs where she met Mike Hughes of "Cult Jam". Mike introduced her to Rap band Full Force. The band was immediately impressed with Lisa's angelic sounding voice and launched her to super-stardom.
The first Latin artist to make it big nationwide, Lisa Lisa is seen as a pioneer for any Latin artists who have entered the English-language market. She scored top 10 hits with songs like "I Wonder If I Take You Home," "All Cried Out," "Let The Beat Hit Em", "Lost In Emotion", "Little Jackie" and "Head to Toe".
Wendy Jo Smith, better known as the foul mouthed, hilarious singer/comedian and rapper Wendy HO- is the number one female drag queen in the country and a Billboard top 10 comedic recording artist. Her music has been covered by queens worldwide, chances are if youve been to a drag show, youve heard her music. She most recently was the only biological female cast member on The Divas of Drag Tour proving it doesnt matter whats under your dress a QUEEN IS A QUEEN!
In 2014 her Greatest Shits album ran on the top 10 Billboard comedy charts for over 3 months alongside comedians like: Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, and The Lonely Island. She has also been impersonated by Jennifer Coolidge on Ryan Murphys Nip/Tuck, in their take on Wendy Hos original song and video Bitch, I Stole Yo Purse!, You can see their version of the song here: FXs Nip/Tuck Hot Coco.
Wendy Ho tours non-stop nationally making appearances on drag shows, hosting comedy shows, and/or giving you up to a 90 minute one woman show, The Wendy Ho Show. She has played every kind of venue imaginable: gay bars, comedy clubs, theaters, cabarets, and yes, even weddings and living rooms. Her act is always evolving with original songs and parodies. Scores of other drag artists cover her songs: Fuck Me! , Poop Noodle., and Public Place. She is often imitated, never duplicated.
Songbird Frenchie Davis was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Los Angeles, CA where she started her musical journey performing in plays throughout her school years, eventually deciding to audition for the second season of the groundbreaking FOX show American Idol. Her success on the show launched the Howard University alum's rise to fame rather quickly and she has been progressing ever since. Frenchie moved on to join the Broadway cast of the hit show Rent and played the role of Effie White in Dream Girls, leading to four wonderful years on Broadway, eventually becoming a Grammy nominated artist for her involvement in the revival of Ain't Misbehavin.
Recently, the singing starlet joined Team Christina on NBC's hit show The Voice, becoming one of the Top Four Finalists. Her cover of "When Love Takes Over" landed at #3 on the iTunes Dance Chart, launching her undeniable talent into the national spotlight yet again. Frenchie has now ventured out and established her own label Frenchie Davis Music Group, building a team of people, including her manager Tiffany J. and executive assistant Nyree Neil, to hit the road at high speed.
She teamed up with international singer/songwriter Janice Robinson (Ashley Tisdale, Deborah Cox) to record her first smash single "Love's Got A Hold of Me," produced by rising star Marco Borrero. The song will be featured on Frenchie's upcoming debut "Just Frenche" LP. An epic Mad Max style video directed by Ch'an Andre and Brian Friedman (Britney Spears) will accompany the incredible single that will drop in September. The songbird also plans to release a solo Christmas album and is in talks to develop a plus-size lingerie line.
For the full listing of entertainment, visit our site at OaklandPride.org.
Oakland Pride Main Stage (View)
20th & Franklin
Oakland, CA 94612
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|