Organizers of Greater Palm Springs Pride have a robust entertainment line-up for Pride 2017, Viva la Vida, to celebrate diversity, equality and peacefully resist hate.
This year’s line-up will host a diverse group of artists including, dancers, singers, musicians, activists, and Nov. 3-5 in downtown Palm Springs.
This year’s all-inclusive Palm Springs Pride Festival lineup will be headlined by iconic ’80s band
Missing Persons. Founding member Dale Bozzio will perform the Greatest Hits including: “Destination
Unknown,” “Words,” “Here & Now,” “Give,” “Walking In L.A.,” “I Like Boys,” “Windows,” and more.
Festival Emcees include the desert’s hostess, social ambassador and Walk of Stars recipient Bella da
Ball℠, on-air personality Alexander Rodriguez, from On the Rocks Radio Show, and making her
debut at Palm Springs Pride is performer and host Diva.
The Free two-day Pride festival features: Seattle-based powerhouse performer Mama Tits who will
entertain with comedy, and live singing that has a combined feel of like Mae West and Divine. British music
duo Unsung Lilly brings their epic pop sound to Arenas Road, and LA’s Iconique, who melds disco
rhythms and silky synth highlights, will have the crowds dancing in the streets with with their pop
music, according to a news release.
Winter residents Joan and Gary Gand bring their Chicago sound to the desert each year
and the high energy The Gand Band will be featured at the Arenas Road Block Party on Nov. 4.
Also appearing will be all-girl Git’erDone band featuring classic rock with a little country rock touch,
and San Francisco’s Ethel Merman is a drag queen. With her huge hair and exaggerated make up, singing live, she’ll belt out classic rock gems, in a performance that is uniquely Ethel Merman’s.
A Palm Springs favorite, GayC/DC the world’s only all-gay tribute to AC/DC returns and Echo V, an
out and proud LGBTQI Boy Band, will join the male-fronted Bananarama tribute act, Boynanarama,
to perform in Palm Springs for the first time.
The big, bold, and beautiful Sheena Rose, a glamorous deluxe diva from San Francisco, brings her
act to the desert. Another diva known for her fabulous drag production numbers, Miss Rusty Waters
presents the Risqué Drag Revue.
An assortment of electronic, pop, hip hop, and rock ‘n’ roll artists will perform, including soulful pop
singer, from London, Ben Davis, electronic dance duo based in Joshua Tree Easier, and pop singer
and dancer Z LaLa, from LA. DJ sets will be presentd by Jen DM, part of the Hi Fashion Duo, DJ
Galazy, and DJ Aaron C.
With more than performances, the diverse lineup of artists will offer something for everyone including
special appearances by the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, and Modern Men. All performances
take place outdoors on the US Bank stage and the Pride Stage sponsored by Desert AIDS Project.
Entertainment will also be featured at the Hyatt Palm Springs stage all weekend. American Sign Language will be provided for the deaf community at the US Bank and Pride stages.
For a complete list of the performances and their respective stages, click HERE.