Your Guide to Pridefest St. Louis 2010

Jun 24, 2010 at 9:00 am
click to enlarge Tower Grove Park decked out for 2009's Pridefest
Tower Grove Park decked out for 2009's Pridefest

Although this could be said of any week in St. Louis, there's a lot going on this weekend. Aside from the usual laundry list of shows, art openings, naked bike rides, et cetera, Pridefest returns to St. Louis June 26 and 27, draping South Grand in rainbows, glitter and positive vibes.

Here's your guide to the music festival side of Pridefest, which features many local and national acts -- all free of charge.

Saturday *12:20-12:50 Grave Dolls. All-girl rock/punk/punkabilly from St. Louis. Grave Dolls is relatively new and doesn't have much posted online, but the girls play out pretty frequently and have their own YouTube channel with a few videos up.

*1:00 CHARIS. CHARIS is a local women's choir. It's unique in that it doesn't hold auditions. Anyone is welcome, as long as they follow these expectations.

*1:30 Gateway Men's Chorus. A local (mostly) gay men's chorus, that is open to anyone.

*2:00-2:30 Awkward Moment. Awkward Moment describes itself as "a circus big top gone awry!" You can check out the Columbia, MO group here.

*2:45-3:15 Anti-Gravity. Anti-Gravity is a local dance group; they've performed at many local events, including previous Pridefests.

*5:00-5:45 Audio Viral. An alternative hard rock band from St. Louis. Listen to Audio Viral here.

*6:00 Jen Foster . A successful singer-songwriter who's shared the stage with the likes of Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer and Patty Griffin, Jen Foster travels from Nashville to serenade the Pridefest crowd.

*7:00 Jennifer Holliday. Tony and Grammy award-winning R&B/Jazz/Gospel vocalist Jennifer Holliday will close out Saturday evening.

Sunday *3:00 Crystal Waters . Dance music superstar, famous for singles such as 1994's "100% Pure Love," Crystal Waters will kick off Sunday's live music.

*3:45-4:30 Summer Osborne and Band . Summer Osborne lists Ani Difranco and Sarah Mclachlan as influences for her witty lyrics and acoustic rock. Check her out here.

*4:45-5:15 Josh Duffy . Josh Duffy brings his upbeat electro-pop up from NOLA for Pride St. Louis.

*6:00-6:45 Eric & The Adams --- Eric & the Adams is roots rock from Tulsa.