[image-1]The final day of the seventh annual Charleston Pride week begins tomorrow with a parade at 9 a.m. running from Ann Street down King Street and ending at Colonial Lake. Mayor John Tecklenburg will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal and offer opening remarks at the festival, which begins at 10 a.m. in Brittlebank Park. “Charleston Pride is grateful for the support from the City of Charleston and it’s an historic moment to have the Mayor of our city join us as the Grand Marshal of the Pride Parade,” said chair and CEO of Charleston Pride Festival Chase Glenn. “The city of Charleston is beautifully diverse and this is an opportunity to celebrate that diversity.”
The festival features an impressive lineup of entertainment including spoken word, dance groups, and music from DJ Beck Danger and local band Jamison Alley. Alex Newell, known for his role as transgender student Unique Adams on Glee, will headline the event followed by popular ’80s singer Tiffany. If you don’t remember Tiffany, look up her cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now” and relive your teenage glory days. Food, beer, and other refreshments will all be available for purchase until the festival ends at 5 p.m.
If you want to keep the party going into the night, join the Pride folks at the “Prism Party” at the Music Farm from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Latrice Royale and Laganja Estranja from RuPaul’s Drag Race will provide entertainment, and Tiffany will put on another performance. Purchase tickets in advance ($20) on the Charleston Pride website. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.