Boston Pride will hosts its annual block parties, JP and Back Bay, on June 12
BOSTON, Mass.—As part of Pride Month, Boston Pride (BP) will host the Jamaica Plain Block Party on Sunday, June 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Block Party is open to all ages. BP teams up once again with Kristen Porter Presents (Dyke Night® & The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda) to host the outdoor party, which will feature six hours of entertainment. What can you expect? Approximately 1,500 LBT women, queer and trans* folks, allies and friends of all ages will take over Perkins Street for a fun-filled outdoor afternoon with vendors, food, cash bar. Entertainment will include face painting for kids, live music by ZILI MISIK, the 4th Annual Divas, Dogs & Drag show (rescue dogs available for adoption,) dancing with DJ LeahV and a special guest performance by Zola and Adrienne Mack-Davis with feleciacruz. This event is rain or shine.
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2016; 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Perkins Ave between South Huntington Ave and Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA
WHO: Boston Pride & Kristen Porter Presents (Dyke Night & The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda)
Schedule of Events:
2-3 p.m.: Face painting and games for kids and Live music by Zili Misik
All-female acoustic & electronic fusion of roots music of the African diaspora. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son and African American spirituals, blues, jazz and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating sound that is uniquely its own: New World Soul
3 p.m.: Special performance by Zola, a 13 year old singer, songwriter, who has been singing and making up songs since she learned to talk. Zola studies voice and piano and plays saxophone in the Cambridge Friends School Jazz Band. Recently, Zola participated in a project called B4 Records, a youth-run record label in Dorchester, where she wrote and produced the song “Real To You” that she will perform today. This summer she will attend the Young Performers Program at Berklee College of Music.
3-4 p.m.: 4th Annual Diva, Dogs & Drag Show
Featuring rescue dogs (available for adoption) showcased by some of Boston’s biggest celebrity drag queens and kinds including the newly crowned Mr. & Mrs. Boston Pride. We welcome back emcee Sapphira Cristal, former queen of Boston Pride and Miss Gay NY.
4-8p.m.: DJ LeahV
After the show, the street morphs into one giant dance floor with DJ LeahV aka ‘The People’s DJ.’ Her signature open format mixing and seamless genre-blending sets have won her the Boston Music Awards “DJ Artist of the Year,” Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best DJ” and a feature with the Dinah Shore Weekend.
6:30p.m.: Special Guest Performance: Adrienne Mack-Davis with feleciacruz
Blending hip-hop, soul, pop, r&b and dance music with her roots in the fundamentals of classical opera she figures why not have fun creatively and deliver art that the world truly needs beyond the superficiality that dominates the majority of mainstream popular music.
For more information on the JP Block Party click here!
Suggested: $10 Donation before 5 p.m./ $15 donation after 5 p.m. ($5 additional will go directly to the Boston Pride Community Fund); Cash only
Back Bay Block Party
As part of Pride Month, Boston Pride will host the Back Bay Block Party on Sunday, June 12 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM open to all ages. The day will be packed with high energy entertainment by DJ Jalil Z of Miami, recently nominated by JustCircuit for upcoming circuit DJ of the year, and local favorite, DJ Andrea Stamas, respected upbeat, crowd pleasing and entertaining DJ. This event is rain or shine.
WHEN: Sunday, June 12 2016; 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Back Bay, St. James Ave, Boston, MA
WHO: Boston Pride, DJ Jalil Z, DJ Andrea Stamas
For more information on the Back Bay Block Party click here!
More information and details for Boston Pride’s 2016 Pride Month can be found at www.bostonpride.org.
For a full list of the June 11 Festival Line-up, click here.
About Boston Pride
Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Pride Month 2016 will be held June 1st to 30th.
[From a Media Release]