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Pride In July on Chandler Street

When it comes to events, including concert series, the pandemic turned everything topsy-turvy. Of course some events went virtual, while others were limited in scope and capacity. Still others were canceled altogether.

One of the annual events that everyone looks forward to (well, most everyone) is Buffalo Pride Week. Similar to other events, Pride was scaled back, which is one of the reasons that a new event dubbed ‘Pride in July’ has now bubbled forth. For those who have been craving some elevated Pride in their lives, the folks behind the Chandler Street renaissance have announced that they are hosting a special day that is dedicated to the LGBTQ community, and those that support it.

We are doing Pride in July, as opposed to June, because this is something which does not need a designated month to show its love and acceptance,” said event orchestrator Elías Benavídes. ” It is something that is done everyday. Much like Black history, Hispanic heritage, or any other designation. The love is in our hearts everyday. Pride in July is a celebration of LGBTQ lifestyles and acceptance of it in our communities and culture. The entertainment that we are providing for this event reflects that, with musical homages to those who pioneered the lifestyle. From the early 80s UK pop scene, where transgenderism shot to number one on the charts with the likes of Boy George, to the flamboyancy of Freddie Mercury. Also to the champions of LGBTQ movement with a musical Tribute to Lady Gaga by UltraViolet. 2 drag shows performances by Keke Velasquez and friends, and Yass Queen! Plus DJs Ellen Degenerate and David Antoine Hajj, both friends of the LGBTQ community.”

Doors open at 6pm, show goes until 11pm

July 24, 2021 – Pride in July

Main Stage

6:30PM Keke Velasquez

8:00PM Mark Marinaccio and Blitz Kids

10:00PM Ultraviolet performs Lady Gaga

Second stage

6:00PM DJ Ellen Degenerate

8:00PM Yass Queen!

9:00PM DJ Ellen Degenerate

All events 21+

Purchase tickets for individual shows via Eventbrite

General Admission: $10 pre-sale, $15 door

VIP: $65 Includes admission, open bar (excludes shots), and access to patio VIP bar

Held on Chandler Street, outside Tappo Pizza / Thin Man Brewery Chandler

LINEUP for remaining events:

July 31, 2021 – Grosh

6:30PM 77 Stone

8:00PM Grace Stumberg Band

9:30PM Grosh

August 7, 2021 Jerry Garcia Celebration

Main Stage

6:30PM Yellow Jack

8:00PM Soular Plexus

9:30PM Dead Alliance of Buffalo

Second stage

6:00PM Smilo and The Ghost

7:30PM Beu

9:00PM Organ Fairchild

August 14, 2021 – Cami Clune with Vitamin D

6:30PM Vincent Bonelli Band

8:00PM Mark Marinaccio and Maegan Jones

9:30PM Cami Clune with Vitamin D

August 21, 2021 – Hit n’ Run

6:30PM Chris Squier Band

8:00PM Hit n’ Run

August 28, 2021 – Strictly Hip

6:30PM Fluse

8:00PM Garden Party

9:30PM Strictly Hip

Chandler Summer Concert Series is presented by BFLO Hydration and sponsored by CJ Sound and Empire Distributors

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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