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Miami to Celebrate Pride with the First-Ever Wynwood Pride Festival

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The Wynwood Business Improvement District partners with SWARM to celebrate Wynwood Pride month throughout June.

Miami, Florida (March 25, 2019) – SWARM and the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) announce the first-ever Wynwood Pride, set to take place in June, National LGBTQ Pride month. Wynwood Pride will include a range of neighborhood activations from panels on LGBTQ issues, film screenings, new mural installations, and more throughout June. The month-long celebration will culminate with the Wynwood Pride Music Festival on June 21- 23, showcasing local and international LGBTQ talent.

“The Wynwood BID is proud to partner with SWARM in hosting the first-ever Wynwood Pride festival, honoring the LGBTQ community and adding to the BID’s diverse lineup of cultural programming,” said Albert Garcia, Wynwood BID Board Vice-Chairman. “We encourage the South Florida community to attend the numerous events during Wynwood Pride that will spotlight the contributions of the LGBTQ community in June.”

Festivalgoers can look forward to a live concert series featuring: international headliner, drag-pop superstar PABLLO VITTAR, AJA, DORIAN ELECTRA, DJ CITIZEN JANE and CARMEN CARRERA as Host – with more talent being announced throughout the month. Additional programming includes drag shows, lip-synching battles, late-night DJs, large-scale art installations, voguing competitions and more. Inspired by the quality and richness of the Coachella festival, the Wynwood Pride Music Festival is set to be Miami’s very own “Queerchella!”

The Festival will also feature a non-profit community village, spotlighting the Festival’s non-profit partners focused on work for LGBTQ Youth, Justice, and Health. The organization’s activations will include HIV testing, counseling information, wardrobe donations, family space, safe space, and more.

“SWARM is thrilled to back the first-ever Wynwood Pride. It’s more than time for the cultural center of Miami to celebrate some of its most vibrant citizens and to do so in one of the most multicultural cities in America during Pride month is just perfect.” said Tony Albelo, SWARM CEO.

“We are excited to welcome the City of Miami’s inaugural Wynwood Pride festival, taking place in a neighborhood that’s historically been home to people of all backgrounds,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “We invite visitors from Miami’s LGBTQ community and beyond to join us in celebrating Wynwood Pride this June.”

The Wynwood Pride Music Festival will be held at The Wynwood Marketplace located at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 and is free and open to the public. Following are the dates and times for the Festival:

  • Friday, June 21: 4pm – 3am
  • Saturday, June 22: 12pm – 3am
  • Sunday, June 23: 12pm – 10pm

Key festival features and events include:

  • Live Music Concert featuring International & Local Talent
  • Community Outreach Village
  • National (RuPaul’s Drag Race) & Local Drag Performances
  • Family Zone (Drag Queen Story hour, face-painting, games, & more)
  • LBGTQ Centered Programming
  • Large scale Art & Fashion Installations
  • Drag Brunch
  • Vogueing Competition
  • Film/Theatre Showcases
  • Wellness Activations

Wynwood Pride events will be held in June at various venues throughout the Wynwood Arts District to help inform, unite, and raise awareness of the LGBTQ resources, artists, and activists dedicated to improving our community’s lives. The Wynwood Pride Music Festival is produced by SWARM, in partnership with the Wynwood BID. To learn more about Wynwood Pride including the Wynwood Pride Music Festival and its schedule of events, participating businesses and special offers, please visit WynwoodPride.com and WynwoodMiami.com

About SWARM

Founded in 2014 by leading event producers with over 30 years of experience, producing over 100 events annually, and attracting over 2 million people each year – SWARM has continued to push the boundaries of innovative and creative achievement as a premier event and production agency in Miami. SWARM has worked with leading industries to deliver seamlessly executed and highly compelling events that range from high-profile conferences, conventions, and sports sponsorship activations, to food and beverage festivals, live music concerts, and high-end receptions. For more information, visit: https://www.swarminc.com

About the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID)

The Wynwood BID is a municipal board of the City of Miami representing more than 400 property owners that comprise the 50-city-block Wynwood Arts District. Run by a Board of Directors who themselves are property owners from the community, the BID works to enhance security and sanitation services in the neighborhood, advocate for the betterment of the area, raise awareness of advancements being made, and plan for the future of Wynwood. For more information, visit: https://wynwoodmiami.com

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