Third Eye Blind, Jody Watley, A Flock of Seagulls, The Robyn Party, Shannon, and Jeanie Tracy top the 35th annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival. The Festival will celebrate and embrace the region’s diverse LGBTQ community as part of Pride week November 1-7 in downtown Palm Springs on Arenas Rd. and Palm Canyon Drive. The annual worldwide Pride theme is You Are Included.

Alternative rock band Third Eye Blind headlines the Festival and sets the stage for an unprecedented and diverse group of LGBTQ and allied performers in the Palm Springs Pride lineup. Third Eye Blind will play a 60-minute set Saturday, Nov 6. The Festival will be free (with a suggested donation) and include 70 pop, drag, rock’ n’ roll, country, and Broadway-style performances over three days.

The Festival will occur in outdoor venues and include three days of dancing in the streets on Arenas Rd between Indian Canyon and Calle Encilia. On Palm Canyon Drive, the Festival will be between Amado and Tahquitz and the surrounding area of the new City Park (Museum Way and Belardo Rd). There will be open-air beverage lounges, food vendors, a festival marketplace, T-Mobile Youth Zone, and a Children’s Garden for the kids.

There’s something for everyone at the most significant annual LGBTQ street party in Palm Springs. Festival highlights include the Art of Pride with LGBTQ artists, free health resources, including COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and HIV testing sites. Take your photo with Diva, the 20′ tall pink poodle, or Arty, the 20′ tall cuddly leather bear. Weekend hosts include Bella da Ball, Jason Stuart, Shann Carr, and Scott Nevins.

“After the stress, uncertainty, and isolation of the pandemic, this is a significant time for our community to come together. Pride will be a coming-out celebration of our beautiful community, an opportunity to honor those we have lost and give a voice to the power of self-expression, inclusiveness, and love,” said Ron deHarte, President and CEO of Greater Palm Springs Pride. “We celebrate and use the Pride platform to resist hate, intolerance, racism, and bigotry. Together we affirm our fight for immigration reform, access to health care, and trans rights.”

“This unprecedented entertainment lineup has been made possible by the support from the City of Palm Springs, PS Resorts, Effen Vodka, Bud Light, and the Lighthouse Dispensaries.”

Palm Canyon Drive Comes Alive with Art Installation 

In addition to the entertainment lineup, the Festival will boast a spectacular art installation. American artist Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, a laser light sculpture, presented by Lighthouse Dispensaries, will be a featured attraction during the Pride weekend festivities. The large-scale public art light installation aims to celebrate our diverse communities and symbolize hope and peace, beams seven rays of laser light representing the spectrum of the seven colors of a rainbow. The same colors are found in the Gilbert Baker rainbow flag, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The exhibition’s west coast premiere will run two consecutive nights, beginning November 5, 2021. 

The artwork will utilize specially designed lasers to project a large-scale abstraction of a natural rainbow. Originating from high above Palm Canyon Drive at Amado Rd, the seven parallel beams of laser light will hover above Palm Canyon Drive as far as the eye can see until they finally diminish to a colorful glow over South Palm Canyon.

The lineup and performance times are subject to change and include: 

Performers will come together on four stages, including the Effen Vodka Main Stage on Palm Canyon Drive at Amado, Park Stage presented by DAP Health in the new City Park, the Alaska Airlines Altitude Lounge on Belardo between Museum Way and Tahquitz, and the Arenas Stage hosted by Channel Q on Arenas Rd at Calle Encilia.

Third Eye Blind – The band behind hits “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Never Let You Go” will headline the Palm Springs Pride Festival at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov 6, on the Main Stage. 

The musical journey that has brought us “Jumper,” “How’s It Going to Be,” and the 2018 EP of cover songs “Thanks for Everything” finds Third Eye Blind collaborating with Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells (“Screamer”), Ryan Olson of Marijuana Death Squad, and Poliça (“Who Am I” and “Got So High”), and the album’s musical consigliere, Billy Corgan. 

The Robyn Party – This Party is Killing You! The original and longest-running tribute dance party to the Swedish pop icon, Robyn.  The DJ and Party trio ADVENTURE[s] include Russ Marshalek, Marley Magaziner, and Christopher Choyce.  Friday, Nov 5 at 7:00 p.m. Arenas Stage. 

A Flock of Seagulls – Grammy® award winner, A Flock of Seagulls, led by 80s legend Mike Score, will take you on a stroll back in time and relive those awesome 80s radio and MTV video hits “I Ran (so far away),” “A Space Age Love Song,” “The More You Live, The More You Love,” and ” Wishing (if I had a photograph of you). Sunday, Nov 7 at 4:30 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Jody Watley – Grammy® Award winner and R&B dance artist will headline the Palm Springs Pride Coming Out Celebration. Friday, Nov 5 at 8:00 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Shannon – International queen of dance known for her 1984 hit “Let the Music Play,” which reached No. 8 on the pop charts and topped the dance charts. The song is recognized as a founding force for modern-day pop electronica. Shannon will appear Friday, Nov 5 at 6:30 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Jeanie Tracy – The soulful Dance Diva and top ten Billboard artist, Jeanie Tracy is known for recent club hits “The Power,” “Cha Cha Heels,” and “Party People.” Tracy is a two-time Grammy® winner for her songs on Carlos Santana’s SUPERNATURAL cd and the Titanic Soundtrack.  Other hits include “Livin’ for Your Love (Your Love),” “I’m Your Jeanie,” “Sing Your Own Song,” and “Can I Come Over And Play With You Tonight.”  Friday, Nov 5 at 7:30 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Beth Sacks – Direct from New York! International acclaimed house artist has been working with international circuit remixer and Producer DJ Aron since 2012. Hit tracks play around the world at many major circuit parties include “Let’s Burn It Out,” “I Came To Work,” and anthems, “Voulez Vous,” “What’s Up,” and “Imagine.” Saturday, Nov 6 at 5:35 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Trans Chorus of Los Angeles – The premiere all Trans-identified chorus in America. A Chorus of transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, gender fluid, and intersex individuals. Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:00 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Delta’s All-Star Drag Race Invasion – Features RuPaul’s Drag Race celebrities A’Keria C Davenport, All-Stars 6, Jasmine Masters, All-Stars 4, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, All-Stars 5, Mayhem Miller, Season 10 and All-Stars 5 along with All Stars 6 Special Guest Jiggly Caliente. Palm Springs’ favorite, Delta Work, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, two-time Emmy Award winner for her work as a producer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, will host the girls. Saturday, Nov 6 at 7:20 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Traffic – Pride Edition – Precinct DTLA resident favorites mikeetcetera, Stacey Christine, and David O’Bryan, bring their DJ set mixing classic Pride anthems with memories of past, present, pressing, and hopeful future to the Pride Altitude Lounge presented by Alaska Airlines. Saturday, Nov 6 at Noon to 6:00 p.m.   

The Perry Twins – Doug and Derek Perry, the Los Angeles based, chart-topping, identical twin DJ duo bring their number one Billboard Club Play Chart and Billboard Dance Chart songs to the Palm Springs Pride Effen Vodka Main Stage. Friday, Nov 5 at 8:45 – 10:15.  

Matthew Pernicano, Resident DJ at Sex Cells-LA, Saturday, Nov 6 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Arenas Stage hosted by CHANNEL Q.  

DJ Alex D, Friday, Nov 5 at 10:00 – 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov 7 at Noon – 2:00 p.m. Arenas Stage hosted by CHANNEL Q. 

DJ Lisa, Saturday, Nov 6 at 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov 7 at 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Arenas Stage hosted by CHANNEL Q. 

DJ Jeffree, Sunday, Nov 7 at Noon – 2:00 p.m. Pride Altitude Lounge presented by Alaska Airlines 

DJ Vaughn Avakian, Sunday, Nov 7 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pride Altitude Lounge presented by Alaska Airlines. Saturday, Nov 6 at Noon-1:00 p.m. and 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

DJ Paul Cowling, Saturday, Nov 6 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pride Altitude Lounge presented by Alaska Airlines 

DJ Michael Carerra, Saturday, Nov 6 at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Arenas Stage hosted by CHANNEL Q. 

DJ Ernesto, Saturday, Nov 6 at Noon – 2:00 p.m. Arenas Stage hosted by CHANNEL Q. 

DJ Madevza, Sunday, Nov 7 at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Pride Altitude Lounge presented by Alaska Airlines 

DJ Sugarfree, Friday, Nov 5 at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Arenas Stage hosted by CHANNEL Q. 

Luna Negra is the DJ duo Edgar Cano Leyva and Karla Galaviz. The highly danceable modern and classic goth, synthwave, body music will be found in the Altitude Lounge presented by Alaska Airlines. Saturday, Nov 6 at 11:00 to Noon and Sunday, Nov 7 at 11:00 – Noon. 

Jennifer Corday – is a rocker with passion, from her heartfelt originals to singalong rock n roll anthems Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:00 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus – Saturday, Nov 6 at 4:10 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Ninja Twins – Singing and dance duo act from Season 15 of America’s Got Talent. Sunday, Nov 7 at 3:20 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Novul – Early 2000s pop nostalgia. Saturday, Nov 6 at 5:15 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Popstar Nima – Saturday, Nov 6 at 6:05 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Charles Herrera – Friday, Nov 5 at 5:30 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Angelique VaGorgeous – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:25 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Jesse Jones (Drag King) – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:35 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Sassy Ross – Friday, Nov 5 at 7:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:45 and 4:55 p.m., and Nov 7 at 1:40 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Sheena Wolfe – Sunday, Nov 7 at 2:40 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Steven Michael’s Dance Machine – Friday, Nov 5 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov 7 at 2:50 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Cheer LA – Saturday, Nov 6 at 3:30 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health and Sunday, Nov 7 at 3:05 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

Probe 7 – Saturday, Nov 6 at 6:00 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Anita Treadmill’s Divas on the Dance Floor – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:55 p.m. and Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 

 
Miss Bea Haven – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Anita Cocktail – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Jayla D. Foxx – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Queen Duvet – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Cadillac DeVille – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Pearl O’Wisdom – Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Clammy Faye – Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Aura – Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
Dusty Porn – Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:55 p.m., Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
 

Anita Treadmill’s Divos on the Dance Floor – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:05 p.m. Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Allan H. Jensen – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:05 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 
Kevin Miller – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:05 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 
Randell McGlasson – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:05 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 
Tommy Dodson – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:05 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 
JB – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:00 p.m. (Singing the National Anthem. Saturday), and 2:05 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 
 

Jason Hull – Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:50 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Tony Romano – Saturday, Nov 6 at 3:10 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Larry Bennett – Saturday, Nov 6 at 3:45 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Kippy Marks – Saturday, Nov 6 at 4:05 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Eclectic Hue – Saturday, Nov 6 at 4:20 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Johnny Baby – Saturday, Nov 6 at 4:55 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Tanya Tassi – Saturday, Nov 6 at 5:15 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Algorhythm – Saturday, Nov 6 at 6:40 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Leonardo Martinez – Saturday, Nov 6 at 7:30 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Daddy Dawg – Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:30 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Eve Holmes – Sunday, Nov 7 at 2:00 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Allan Jensen – Sunday, Nov 7 at 2:30 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Bonnie Gilgallon – Sunday, Nov 7 at 3:00 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Stephen Knill – Sunday, Nov 7 at 3:30 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Aunduh Estemated – Sunday, Nov 7 at 4:00 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health. 

Yasmine Vine – Sunday, Nov 7 at 4:30 p.m., Park Stage presented by DAP Health.