ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE'S 8TH ANNUAL PURE HEAT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL SET TO HONOR R&B SINGER TWEET AND ACTRESS & HUMANITARIAN ANGELICA ROSS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT ATLANTA’S PIEDMONT PARK
(ATLANTA, GA) – August 23, 2019 - On Sunday, September 1st, Atlanta's Piedmont Park will welcome the 8th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The free cultural event is equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways - all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. In partnership with The Vision Community Foundation, a portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities are used to benefit homeless LGBT youth and those impacted from HIV/AIDS. This year’s festival will honor trailblazing triple-threat entertainer Angelica Ross (“POSE” on FX) and Award-Winning songstress Tweet. Hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess, Avian Watson, Melissa “DJ M” Scott and Julius "JuJu" James, the Pure Heat Community Festival is a front seat into a spectacular gathering of minority LGBTQ people and their allies in the heart of Atlanta.
“The Pure Heat Community Festival is honored that the city of Atlanta welcomes us back for an 8th year. It is our goal to create a safe, fun, family environment for all. We take pride in honoring trailblazers like Angelica Ross and Tweet. Now more than ever, our community needs an outpouring of love and we aim to create a weekend full of empowerment, inspiration and fun,” says The Vision Community Foundation deputy director, Avian Watson.
Confirmed indie-entertainers set to hit the mainstage for 2019 are the Taylor Girlz, Paula Campbell, Aaron Thomas, Damez, Victor Jackson, CiCi Nicole and more. Previous festival honorees include entertainers K. Michelle, Sevyn Streeter, Brandy, Kelly Price, Ray J, Monica, Tiny and more. The annual hair battle, j-sette competition, gospel choir, house-music DJ and fashion show are set to return all live from the main-stage.
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