Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Proudly Supports Chicago’s Pride In The Park Once Again

CHICAGO – Pride in the Park Chicago, one of the largest LGBTQ outdoor music festivals in the nation, with much-anticipated performances by The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Shea Couleé, Monet X Change, Daya, and more – announces that the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is proudly sponsoring Pride in the Park once again on June 25th and 26th.

Welcoming over 30,000 festival-goers last year alone, incredible sponsors like Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana proudly show how they are supporting queer lives at every level.

The partnership between Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana and Pride in the Park Chicago is a natural pairing. The original Hard Rock started 51 years ago, featuring music and memorabilia from rock’s greatest artists. Pride in the Park Chicago features a lineup of 30 of the best queer and ally artists. Pride in the Park Chicago and Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana are immersive music experiences for visitors. ​ -Spokesperson for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana understands the importance of community through love, music, and community. The commitment to LGBTQ events and queer culture is paramount to ensure members of the community are supported, seen, heard, and loved. Additionally, they will be hosting RuPaul’s Werq the World Tour on August 12.

We feel the love and continuous support from the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana family. Many people state they are supporters and allies of the community – of our culture and expressions of art, music, and more. They proudly state they are for us and by our side with financial support to ensure our artists and staff are equitably paid and given the opportunities they have earned. We thank them for this once again. ​ ​ -Dusty Carpenter, Pride in the Park Chicago Lead Organizer

About Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana’s $300 Million casino and entertainment destination opened to the public on May 14, 2021. ​ Hard Rock’s premier 200,000-square foot entertainment complex features over 1600 slots and 80 table games totaling more than 2,100 gaming positions. In addition to the new Hard Rock Live performance venue, Hard Rock Casino’s five dining options include Hard Rock Café, Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Fresh Harvest, and Constant Grind Coffee Shop and also features a retail shop. ​ For more information, contact https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com. Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is located at 5400 West 29th Ave. in Gary, IN, directly adjacent to the I80/94 Burr Street Interchange. ​ For more information, call 219-228-2383 or visit www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com.

About Hard Rock Live

The new Hard Rock Live performance venue is outfitted with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The sound equipment features an L-Acoustics K2 line array system with KS28 subwoofers and KIVA-II front fill. Hard Rock Live has excellent sightlines. Hard Rock Live can seat up to 1,894 with an overall capacity of 2,207 including standing room only.

About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI)  is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 253 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook, and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity, a Top Employer for Women, and the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. Hard Rock was designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named the top-performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year in 2021. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

Superstar Acts The Chainsmokers, Alesso Revealed As Headliners For Pride In The Park Chicago

Media Kit Link >

Special Guest Performance To Be Announced Soon

Additional performances by Daya, Saucy Santana, J. Worra, Spencer Brown, Joel Corry, Rebecca Black

Rupaul’s Drag Race Winners Shea Couleé, Monet X Change, and Priyanka will also grace the main Pride Stage

CHICAGO – Pride in the Park Chicago is an immersive Pride experience built upon a one-of-a-kind inclusive queer celebration – bringing together over thirty thousand attendees for iconic musical performances and show-stopping queer/ally artists – proudly announces this year’s stunning lineup.

PREMIERING HEADLINERS
  • ALESSO. Renowned Grammy-nominated DJ continually ranked as one of the Top 100 DJs in the world and collaborations with Katy Perry, Usher, David Guetta, Tove Lo, and more.
  • THE CHAINSMOKERS. The incomparable Grammy-winning DJ and Production duo, with the new lead single “High” from their upcoming fourth studio album.
CONTINUED LINEUP
  • JOEL CORRY. DJ, producer, and television personality, Joel came to prominence in 2019 with the release of his single “Sorry” which reached number six in the UK Singles Chart.
  • DAYA. Beloved singer/songwriter who was featured on The Chainsmokers’ song “Don’t Let Me Down” which peaked at number 3 on the Hot 100, and worked for Gryffin’s “Feel Good”.
  • SAUCY SANTANA. Rapper and Television Personality, with a debut studio album “Keep It Playa” was released in 2021.
  • J. WORRA. Best known for her creativity as a producer and skills behind the decks, the native Chicagoan now Los Angeles-based DJ and producer was hailed as DJ Mag’s 2019 Breakthrough Music Producer of the Year.
  • SHEA COULEÉ. Fashion Icon, Musician, Human Rights Activist, and Drag Superstar who won RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 5, and just this month was announced as one of eight returning winners that would be competing in the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, the first-ever all-winners season of Drag Race.
  • MONET X CHANGE. Singer, Podcaster, Television Personality, All-star Winner, Drag Superstar, and also one of eight returning winners that would be competing in the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, the first-ever all-winners season of Drag Race.
  • PRIYANKA. Canadian television personality and drag superstar won the first season of the reality competition series Canada’s Drag Race in 2020.
  • REBECCA BLACK. Singer and Youtube sensation with her viral hit single “Friday”, recently came out as queer and also released her new song “Girlfriend”.
  • CIRCUITMOM PRODUCTIONS. Chicago’s very own will once again bring exceptional themes, outfits, drag kings and queens, world-famous DJs, and that signature electric house music that only they can deliver at our second stage.
  • MOORE KISMET. DJ, songwriter, and music producer that is currently signed with Thrive Music and Universal Music Group.
  • MZ WORTHY. DJ, and one of the four original members of the Dirtybird Crew, Mz Worthy has performed at Coachella, Dirtybird Campout, Burning Man, and Ultra festivals.

To keep the party going, performances by Aaron Aanenson, GSP, Alexandrea Diamond, Avi Sic, Sasha Love, Kenya Black Dupree, Dusty Bahls,  Janky,  Mimi Marks, Khloe Couleé, Kenzie Couleé, Bambi Banks Couleé, Lúc Ami, Juicy Love Dion, Pepper, Travis Fiero, and Pride Ball hosting by Legendary Kentrele Gorgeous Gucci.

We’re excited about the Iconic Chicago Pride Parade making a return that Sunday, with many parade-goers planning to continue the celebration afterward with us at Grant Park. Equally as exciting is being able to present this all-star lineup to the community – keeping our spirits high. As much as we celebrate Pride today as a party, it has never been more important to remember that Pride is a protest, and the queer community is continuously fending off anti-gay legislation and sentiments. From anti-trans legislation to “Don’t Say Gay” laws impacting our youth that while we dance we must also fight for one another.

-Dusty Carpenter, Pride in the Park Lead Organizer

WHAT
  • Pride in the Park Chicago 2022
WHERE
  • Grant Park – BUTLER FIELD (Downtown Chicago) • 100 S Lakeshore Drive
WHEN
  • Saturday, June 25th, 2022 • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM CST
  • Sunday, June 26th, 2022 • 3:00 PM-10:00 PM CST
WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA

Chicago’s Stunning Pride In The Park Is Back This June 25 & 26!

Also Proudly Returning For Another 2-Day Unforgettable Pride Celebration Featuring The Hottest Chart-Topping Artists

Early Bird Tickets On Sale This Coming Tuesday, March 15th at 10 AM CT at PrideParkChi.com

Pride in the Park Chicago, which debuted in 2019, is a one-of-a-kind LGBTQ+ Pride celebration – committed to delivering all-star lineups, iconic performances, and unrivaled partnerships with diverse queer and allied small-businesses– returns for an inclusive and unforgettable 2-day Pride experience June 25th and 26th in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park.

Last year, Pride in the Park welcomed over 30,000 attendees to experience some of the most jaw-dropping performances by Tiësto, Gryffin, Chaka Khan, Tracy Young, Betty Who, Mila Jam, and legendary Drag Queens underscoring the strong support from the  LGBTQ+ community and allies that Pride is celebrated in many different ways by our diverse populations. To further add more star power, Pride in Park will once again partner with the legendary CircuitMom Productions– a staple in the LGBTQ+ community for immersive event experiences – there will be no shortage of extravagant sets and performances.

We’re so excited that we can bring back the Pride in the Park experience. It was humbling to see the overwhelming support and enthusiasm it received last year, so we are most definitely committed to putting together an even greater experience this year”

‘A welcome change,’ say organizers as Chicago Pride Parade and Fest returns in June

[Repost From Chicago Tribune]

The popular Pride Parade will be Sunday, June 26, beginning at noon at the corner of Montrose Avenue and Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood, and will follow its usual route and end at the corner of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park.

Chicago Pride Fest, the annual street festival put on by the Northalsted Business Alliance, will be back in its traditional time slot the weekend before the parade… Read More

Pride In The Park Official Lineup And Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 12, 2021

PRIDE IN THE PARK ANNOUNCES LEGENDARY LINEUP THAT BRINGS TOGETHER THE QUEEN OF FUNK AND QUEER ICON, THE GREATEST DJ OF ALL TIME, AND THE PRODIGAL PRODUCER THAT IS SURE TO PRODUCE SICKENING SOUNDS AND ONE OF THE BEST PRIDE MUSIC FESTIVALS OF THE YEAR

CHICAGO (May 12, 2021) – Pride in the Park Chicago, presented by Truly Hard Seltzer, proudly announces the legendary lineup for this years’ Main event in Grant Park (downtown Chicago) on June 26 and 27, along with being one of the city’s first in-person festivals.

HEADLINING IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER    

  • Chaka Khan, the legendary Queen of Funk, Queer Icon, and ten-time Grammy-winning artist.
  • GRYFFIN, the self-taught prodigal producer, with a #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts and                                 #2 on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.
  • Tiësto, a Grammy award-winning artist, dubbed “the world’s greatest DJ,” the Godfather of EDM, and commanding the title of “best DJ of the last 20 years.

FULL LINEUP

  • Betty Who, the Australian-American singer and songwriter of “I Love You Always Forever,” peaked inside the top ten in Australia and reached the top of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in the United States.
  • Tracy Young, a Grammy award-winning producer, history-maker, and proud member of the LGBTQ community, she is the first woman ever to win a Grammy in the category of best-remixed recording. 
  • Alyssa Edwards, the iconic star from Emmy-winning television series “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” American entertainer, choreographer, and television personality.
  • Derrick Carter, a Queer, Black Chicago-native, was named No. 53 in the 100 Most Famous Chicagoans, is regarded as one of the best underground house key players in the U.S. and Europe. 

Among these show-stoppers, there will be other renowned and diverse artists such as CircuitMOM, Hector Fonseca, Tony Moran, Lady D, The Vixen Denali Foxx, Karsten Sollors, Tenderoni, Miss Toto, Mila Jam, Kinley Preston, Traci Ross, Naysha Lopez, It Jomama, Hinkypunk, Kara Mel D’Ville, Sheeza Woman, Avi Sic, Matt Suave, O’Laysia, Chamilla Foxx, Zoliy Miyake Mugler for Ballroom Pride & Guest Speakers.

Dusty Carpenter, Pride in the Park Chicago President and Lead Organizer, said, “To say we are excited is an understatement. We have legendary artists – with 12 Grammys combined – diverse Allies and Queer icons that are going to simply bring the house down. What better way to celebrate our Pride than with amazing music in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere? We continue to celebrate Pride to remind us of our achievements and to also remind us of our history, struggles, and work that is yet to be done.”

Proud Partnerships Uphold Our Commitment to Equality, Equity, and Big Entertainment

  • We are proud to continue its official charity partnership with The Center on Halsted – donating a portion of ticket sales and providing in-kind tickets to ensure LGBTQ+, and underprivileged youth may participate, feel welcomed, and celebrate their pride openly. 
  • We are proud to continue another community activity on Pride weekend; the awards ceremony for Pride Bowl XIII will be held at the festival. Now in its 13th year, Pride Bowl is an LGBTQ+ flag football tournament played on Chicago’s lakefront as part of Pride weekend.
  • A new Proud Partnership with Chicago’s very own CircuitMOM Productions – commanding their own onsite performances. Consistently bringing exceptional performances, outrageous outfits, drag kings and queens, world-famous DJs, and that signature electric house music that only CircuitMOM can deliver.
  • A new Proud Partnership with Health Pass by CLEAR. Health Pass is a free mobile experience on the CLEAR app that securely connects a user’s verified identity to multiple layers of COVID-19-related health information to help reduce public health risk and get people back to what they love.
  • We are proud to continue a partnership with Howard Brown Health and other Chicago testing providers to give attendees as many options as possible. If not fully vaccinated, we highly suggest you get tested Thursday or Friday prior to the event at one of the COVID PCR testing centers around the city.

VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROUD PARTNERS AND OUR FULL COVD-19 HEALTH SAFETY PLAN

WHAT: Pride in the Park Chicago LGBTQ+ live, outdoor festival

WHERE: Grant Park – BUTLER FIELD (Downtown Chicago) | 100 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 

WHEN: Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 // TIMES: 2:00 PM-10:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pride In The Park Announces 2021 Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2021

PRIDE IN THE PARK MEETS STATE GUIDELINES WITH HEALTH PLAN FOR FESTIVAL – LIMITED CAPACITY

PRIDE IN THE PARK CHICAGO MAKES A PROUD RETURN TO GRANT PARK IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS WITH A TWO-DAY, COVID-SAFE OUTDOORS FESTIVAL JUNE 26 AND 27; TICKET SALES AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 30 AT NOON. VISIT PRIDEPARKCHI.COM

CHICAGO (April 28, 2021) – Pride in the Park Chicago, presented by Truly Hard Seltzer, will proudly return to Grant Park (downtown Chicago) on June 26 and 27 for a two-day, COVID-safe outdoor festival that brings equity, diversity, safety, and sickening sounds to the main stage.

Pride in the Park Chicago will be one of the city’s first live, in-person concerts/festivals since the COVID-19 global health pandemic shutdown, with event organizers implementing a prudent health and safety plan that follows the strict yet sensible “Restore Illinois Plan” – a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework that is helping to advance the state towards the completely open Phase 5.

“It’s been more than a year, but this summer, live music and meaningful, safe ways to connect with our chosen friends and family is coming back. We are very pleased to meet state guidelines and working with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District to make this event happen” says Dusty Carpenter, President and lead organizer of Pride in the Park Chicago.

Carpenter also stated, “the Chicago Park District and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events deserve a shout out for their collaboration. The health and safety of our attendees, artists, activists, guest speakers, vendors, and staff is our highest priority; it was one team working out a comprehensive plan”.

Proud Partnerships Uphold Our Commitment to Equality, Equity, and Big Entertainment

  • We are proud to continue its official charity partnership with The Center on Halsted – donating a portion of ticket sales and providing in-kind tickets to ensure LGBTQ+ and underprivileged youth may participate, feel welcomed, and celebrate their pride openly.
  • We are proud to continue another community activity on Pride weekend; the awards ceremony for Pride Bowl XIII will be held at the festival. Now in its 13th year, Pride Bowl is an LGBTQ+ flag football tournament played on Chicago’s lakefront as part of Pride weekend.
  • A new Proud Partnership with Chicago’s very own CircuitMOM Productions – commanding their own onsite performances. Consistently bringing exceptional performances, outrageous outfits, drag kings and queens, world-famous DJs, and that signature electric house music that only CircuitMOM can deliver.
  • A new Proud Partnership with Health Pass by CLEAR. Health Pass is a free mobile experience on the CLEAR app that securely connects a user’s verified identity to multiple layers of COVID-19-related health information to help reduce public health risk and get people back to what they love.
  • We are proud to continue a partnership with Howard Brown Health and other Chicago testing providers to give attendees as many options as possible. If not fully vaccinated, we highly suggest you get tested Thursday or Friday prior to the event at one of the COVID PCR testing centers around the city.

WHAT: Pride in the Park Chicago LGBTQ+ live, outdoor festival

WHERE: Grant Park – BUTLER FIELD (Downtown Chicago) | 100 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 

WHEN: Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 | TIMES: 2:00 PM-10:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Tickets sales open FRIDAY, APRIL 30 at 12:00 PM (Noon) CST at PrideParkChi.com

TICKET PRICING INFORMATION | LIMITED CAPACITY

General Admission

Teen/Adults (15 years old+)

  • $70.00 Individual, Weekend Pass (Early Bird Pricing)

VIP (21 years old+)

  •  $200.00 Individual, Weekend Pass (Early Bird Pricing)

Children 11-14 years old must have a ticket and be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Children 10 & years old and under admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult.

  • Limit 2 children per adult.