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June 2021

2021 Pride in Business Awards: Nashville LGBT Chamber

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$25 – $45

The Nashville LGBT Chamber will present its annual business awards at a high-profile virtual event on Friday, June 4, 2021.  The event includes a Who’s Who of Corporate leaders, small business owners, civic leaders, and professionals. Event Details We will be holding the awards virtually on the Airmeet events platform. There will be an hour of networking, and sponsors and community partners will have virtual booths that you can visit and talk about their work. This will keep the amazing…

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OUTLOUD Music Festival

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - June 5 @ 9:30 pm
Main Event Parking, 14 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, Tennessee 37213
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$44 – $99

The OUTLOUD Music Festival was created in 2017 to celebrate LGBTQI+ and ally musicians/artists.  The festival creates a fun, energetic, and diverse line up that celebrates equality.  All guests will be required to wear a mask unless sitting at a provided table, actively eating or drinking or in a chair provided by the attendee. Masks will be required when ordering food or beverages from the food trucks or bars, visiting the restroom, and while moving around the event.  Tickets can…

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Knox Pride 2021 Digifest

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Knox Pride 2021 Digifest. We are officially hosting virtual events during the month of June — join us for live entertainment, music, and performances. Amid the muck of the pandemic, we decided to host a virtual event this year. No, it’s not the same as our standard festival, but we’re sure trying our best. Knoxville Pridefest has been canceled due to COVID-19. Visit knoxpride.com for answers to common questions.

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Bake Sale + Open-Air Market on the lou lawn

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
lou Nashville, 1304 McGavock Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37216
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Bake Sale + Open-Air Market on the lou lawn. Chef/owner Mailea Weger and pastry chef Sierra Cody are honored to host a bake sale and open air market with Be Good Market on the lou lawn to raise funds for ACLU Tennessee in an effort to help fight anti-trans legislation. On Sunday, June 13, lou and Be Good will offer goods from local and regional chefs and vendors from 10 a.m. until products are sold out. There will be no preorders for this…

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Parenting in Adoption: When Your Child Comes Out

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$25

"Parenting in Adoption: When Your Child Comes Out", a webinar focusing on issues in adoption. Knee-jerk reactions and support services for both child and family will be discussed. “Although we will be looking at this through the lens of adoption, the mechanics of the issue are the same whether you’re an adoptive family or not,” Miriam's Promise CEO Dietz Osborne commented. “Our sincere desire is to create a safe space for parents to explore this topic so they may help…

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Drag Race Queen Olivia Lux

June 18 @ 9:00 pm - June 19 @ 2:00 am
Play Dance Bar, 1519 Church St
Nashville, 37203
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$20 – $25

FRI JUNE 18: Drag Race Queen Olivia Lux is coming out to Play! Play Mates shows @ 9, 11 & 1. Olivia performs @ 11 & 1 w/ meet in greet in between. CLICK HERE for tickets, they will also be available at the door the night of the event. NOTE: Only those with meet & greet tickets will be granted meet & greet access. Tickets are General Admission--Standing Room Only. For booth inquiries, please visit www.playdancebarboothrental.com ALL SALES FINAL. No…

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Knox Pride: Belonging & Queer Poetics with Sara Mae

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Belonging & Queer Poetics with Sara Mae at Know Pride. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome to gather and talk poems! This workshop invites participants to write into and beyond time, looking at the work of poets like Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Tommy Pico, and Ross Gay. Rooted in the etymology of strangeness as "not belonging to the place where found", we will explore what, where and when belonging can look like as queer people ."Sara Mae is a…

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Community Conversations with Knox Pride

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knox Pride presents a moderated conversation with guest speakers from different organizations throughout the local LGBT+ community. Check back for guest speaker updates. CLICK HERE to attend the event.

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Pose For Pride Fashion Show Benefit

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Commons Club, 1 Music Square W
Nashville, Tennessee
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$125

Pose For Pride Fashion Show Benefit, watch as we transform Commons Club into a runway. Featuring the latest fashion from local designers Any Old Iron and Laura Citron. Vibe the night away with beats from DJ Maggie Wells and bites from Chef Ryan Lachaine. Tickets include seating for the fashion show, two glasses of rosé, a nosh tower, and 18% gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nashville LGBT Chamber. CLICK HERE for tickets. For VIP and large…

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Foam Party at Play

June 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Play Nashville, 1519 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Foam Party at Play. Party under the stars with DJ Stretch @djstretch_717 in our outdoor foam pit! Coat check is open to store your stuff! Let’s PLAY outside! 18+

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A Rainbow Celebration 2021 Bianca Paige Way Dedication and Celebration

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trax, 1501 Ensley Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
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Free – $100

A Rainbow Celebration 2021 Bianca Paige Way Dedication and Celebration in Nashville. On March 16, 2021 Nashville City Council gave its final approval by officially changing Carney Street to Bianca Paige Way. Saturday, the 26th The Nashville LGBTQ ,Organizations, Associations, Business and Community will come together for the street Dedication and Celebration. A street festival including vendors, Food Trucks, and the Works encompassing the dedication of the very first street named after a Drag Queen, Bianca Paige Way. Memorializing one…

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Knox Pride Digifest 2021: Comedy edition

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Knox Pride Digifest 2021: Comedy edition, join us for a hilarious comedy experience as part of our virtual festival for June.

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Peckers Pride Event 2021

June 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Pecker's Bar & Grill, 237 Hermitage Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
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$5

Peckers Pride Event 2021 celebrating Pride 2021. This year's theme is dedicated to the legend, Bianca Paige. We are pleased to welcome our special guest, Chyna. Additional guests to come.

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First Ever Pulaski Pride

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

SoulWaves Sanctuary will be hosting Pulaski's first pride event on Sunday June 27, 2021 to celebrate pride month! More details to come soon including location, time and special events. If you are a business that would like to sponsor please contact SoulWaves Sanctuary directly. We are looking for local, LGBTQ+ vendors....whether you are a crafter, artist, baker, etc. Booth cost is $20 per space and needs to be paid for and entered before June 20th. Live music will be bumping…

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Nashville Pride Party at City Tap House Rooftop

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
City Tap House Nashville, 204 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
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Free

Nashville Pride Party at City Tap House Rooftop. Come join us for our Nashville Pride Event . Sponsored By: Jack Daniels, Crystal Head Vodka, and Deep Eddy Vodka Enjoy Drink Specials, Prizes, Giveaways and a Live DJ. CLICK HERE to register (FREE event).

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Pride in Local Music: Nashville LGBT Chamber

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you the second annual “Pride in Local Music”, a one-night-only livestream event celebrating music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music.  Online: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTubeIn-person viewing: Austin-Oil Can Harries and Rain on 4th Five musicians/bands from each music-based city performing in iconic local music venues! Join us and just know, local celebrities will make this an event like no other! Even though…

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The Concert for Love & Acceptance

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2021 Concert for Love & Acceptance will be streaming live exclusively on CMT's social channels. Hosted by TY HERNDON and CMT's CODY ALAN. GLAAD, MusiCares, and Nashville’s Oasis Center are the beneficiaries of event proceeds. GLAAD and Herndon created the first Concert for Love and Acceptance in 2015 shortly after Herndon became the first major male country artist to come out as gay. CLICK HERE to register and see the entire line-up of entertainment. About The Foundation for Love…

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July 2021

2021 Music City Classic Softball Tournament

July 3 @ 9:00 am - July 4 @ 6:00 pm
Cane Ridge Park, 419 Battle Road
Antioch, Tennessee 37013
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2021 Music City Classic softball tournament has secured a second park to accommodate more teams.  We currently have 50 teams registered.  We will use Cane Ridge Park in Antioch, TN and Cedar Hill Park in Madison, TN.  If you want to be added to the pick-up list please email [email protected]  Please provide your cell, NAGAAA rating, preferred position (s) and preferred division. Friday July 2nd will be Registration/Post Office Party at Tribe - 7 PM - Midnight.

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Independencia Fabulosa in Nashville

July 4 @ 9:00 pm - July 5 @ 2:30 am
Bucanas Night Club, 3810 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
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$25 – $40

Independencia Fabulosa in Nashville, our very first event! We Celebrate our Independence, with Alexis Mateo from Rupaul's Drag Race via Puerto Rico. She currently works on the strip in one of Las Vegas's top clubs for female impersonation, she will Show Out and Show Proud. Next up Shae Shae Lareese, this pageant girl has won title after title including Miss Gay USofA, And is the current reigning Miss Universo Latina 2020. Known as the Motha Gangsta, she will dance her…

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Drag Race Queen Kylie Sonique Love at Play

July 9 @ 9:00 pm - July 10 @ 1:00 am
Play Nashville, 1519 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Drag Race Queen Kylie Sonique Love is coming out to Play! Play Mates shows @ 9, 11 & 1. Kylie performs @ 11 & 1 w/ meet in greet in between. CLICK HERE for tickets. Tickets also available at the door the night of the event. NOTE: Only those with meet & greet tickets will be granted meet & greet access. Tickets are General Admission--Standing Room Only. For booth inquiries, please visit www.playdancebarboothrental.com

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Mr & Miss Upper Cumberland 2021 Pride Pageant

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E Broad St #3285
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
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$6 – $10

Mr & Miss Upper Cumberland 2021 Pride Pageant! The pageant will be held at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center this year, and is scheduled for Saturday, July 10th. Make plans now to join us for an evening of love and drag! For any and all questions, or for contestants to receive their entry packets, please reach out to Upper Cumberland Pride’s VP, Jessica Patterson!

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Drag Race Queen Kandy Muse at Play

July 23 @ 9:00 pm - July 24 @ 1:00 am
Play Nashville, 1519 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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$20 – $25

Drag Race Queen Kandy Muse is coming out to Play. Play Mates shows @ 9, 11 & 1. Kandy performs @ 11 & 1 w/ meet in greet in between. CLICK HERE for tickets. Tickets also available at the door the night of the event. NOTE: Only those with meet & greet tickets will be granted meet & greet access. Tickets are General Admission--Standing Room Only. For booth inquiries, please visit www.playdancebarboothrental.com

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Franklin Pride Festival

July 31 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road
Franklin, Tennessee 37064 United States
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Franklin Pride is officially scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at Harlinsdale Farm. Gates will open at 1 pm. We will have a Craft Fair, Vendor Booths, Beer & Wine, Food Trucks, Drag Queens, Live Music on the Music City PreP Stage, as well as a youth activity center! We are paying very close attention to the news regarding the vaccine and will be providing a mask for everyone who walks through the gate. Harlinsdale Farm is a big beautiful city park…

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August 2021

World LGBTQ Tourism Day

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

World LGBTQ+ Tourism Day is celebrated on August 10th of each year. Its goal is to raise awareness about the importance of LGBTQ+ tourism.

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Upper Cumberland Pride Festival - POSTPONED

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dogwood Park, 30 E Broad Street
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
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Aug 17th UPDATE - From the Board of Upper Cumberland Pride...It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone the 2021 Upper Cumberland Pride celebration scheduled for Saturday, August 21st, 2021.Due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, we cannot, in good conscious, put the health and well-being of our community, their family and their friends at risk on contracting this despicable virus. Held annually, typically in June (but in August 2021 due to the pandemic), the…

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Boro Pride

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cannonsburgh Village, 312 South Front Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129 United States
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Join us for the second edition of the fifth annual Boro Pride at a brand new location! Boro Pride has grown so much in the last five years that we've moved from the Square to Cannonsburgh Village! There will be two stages with live entertainment, a kids zone, community information tables, your favorite food trucks, and more. Admission is free for this event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

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Nashville Pride Turnabout Show & Benefit

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Play Nashville, 1519 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Nashville Pride Turnabout Show & Benefit. See your favorite staff and community members all Dragged Up! A benefit for Nashville Pride.

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2021 Nashville Pride Pageant

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Play Dance Bar, 1519 Church St
Nashville, 37203
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2021 Nashville Pride Pageant, Sunday, August 29, 2021. This year's theme is Sex, Drag, and Rock and Roll! Doors Open; 7:00 pmEvent Starts: 8:00 pm CLICK HERE for more info/rules.

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September 2021

National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is observed each year on September 18. The AIDS Institute launched this day to bring awareness to the aging-related challenges of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment.

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Nashville Pride

September 18 @ 10:00 am - September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, Tennessee 37243 United States
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$10 – $300

2021 Nashville Pride Festival and Parade is been moved to Bicentennial Mall State Park. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park provides the space for us to grow beyond the current capacity at Public Square Park. Don’t miss this years headliners including Salt N Pepa, Kim Petras, and Orville Peck on the Equality Stage presented by Nissan. VIP TICKETS! Food, dedicated bar and prime Main Stage viewing area, the festival VIP Area makes the Nashville Pride Festival experience even better. PARADE -…

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