Stage Line Up & More

Pride Stage Schedule 2016We have a great line up for you this year as we celebrate our 20th event. We encourage people to bring blankets or chairs. We discourage bottled water but have water for you to refill a bottle you bring. We have food vendors including the nearby Honor Bar which also sells adult beverages and will host a meet and greet with our headliner, Vicci Martinez, after the show.

The first act on the stage will be the Caravan of Glam“Get ready for a show unlike anything that you’ve seen. Our shows are very interactive and audience driven. We will be down in the crowd, we will bring people up on stage, we will be showing a lot of skin, and we will have something for everyone. This will be a fantastic show filled with oohs, aahs, and things that will blow your mind. This is NOT your regular drag show, this is the Caravan of GLAM.”

13621881_10153511771447522_171114651_oUp next it Kitsap County’s own Diana Macanlalay a local acoustic singer/songwriter from Kitsap County. Currently residing in Seattle, Diana grew up in the good old, ever growing town of Silverdale, Washington. Diana has performed at local venues such as the Manette and Slippery Pig Brewery, opening up for artists like CHYEA CHYEA and Zebra Mirrors. Diana’s knack for bringing people together always guarantees a good night filled with great music and wonderful people. Her smooth and sultry voice has caught the attention of crowds throughout her hometown while her relaxing renditions of 90s R&B will surely get you feeling nostalgic. A few of her musical inspirations include Melissa Polinar, Tori Kelly, Lauren Hill, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

We have two sets of local drag performers hosted by Bremerton’s own Indika Haze. She is joined by Deyla Dalyte, Ladi Vixxen, Cannoli, Hellen Tragedy, the Larger than Life Roxy Renee Ross, Mulan Rouge, Diamond Tyde and Ace of Spades & Queen of Spades.

We are Proud that our headliner for the Kitsap Pride stage is Vicci Martinez.

Photo Credit Scott Haydon
Photo Credit Scott Haydon

Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC’s primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, “Come Along,” for her major label debut, “Vicci.”

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter from Tacoma lept into the national spotlight when she finished third in NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2011.

A graduate of Stadium High School, Martinez has 10 albums to her credit, including the 2015 self-released “I Am Vicci.”

Martinez has been touring the United States and Europe the past five years. She has performed with artists including Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Jonny Lang, Michael Franti, Train, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran. Her music is raw, personal, and powerful. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, Its lead single, “Bad News Breaker,” made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. She is currently writing and producing independently on her new record for a release in fall/winter 2016.

Vicci Martinez to Headline Kitsap Pride

We are Proud to announce that our headliner for the Kitsap Pride stage on Saturday, July 16th at Evergreen Park is Vicci Martinez.

Photo Credit Scott Haydon
Photo Credit Scott Haydon

Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC’s primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, “Come Along,” for her major label debut, “Vicci.”

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter from Tacoma lept into the national spotlight when she finished third in NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2011.

A graduate of Stadium High School, Martinez has 10 albums to her credit, including the 2015 self-released “I Am Vicci.”

Martinez has been touring the United States and Europe the past five years. She has performed with artists including Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Jonny Lang, Michael Franti, Train, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran. Her music is raw, personal, and powerful. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, Its lead single, “Bad News Breaker,” made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. She is currently writing and producing independently on her new record for a release in fall/winter 2016.

Schedule: 20 Events for 20 Years!

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 6.09.56 PMTo commemorate the 20th celebration of Pride in Kitsap County, we present “20 Events for 20 Years”—20 events throughout Kitsap County for the LGBT community and its allies. Some of these events are hosted by the Kitsap Pride Network; others are sponsored by our partner community organizations who do the good work of supporting our community throughout the year. We invite you to attend as many of these events as you can. Click on the title of each event for more information.

Showing up to be supportive and connect with others is one of the best ways you can practice this year’s theme of “Solidarity through Pride”!

Click on the program at right to download our PDF brochure!

Kitsap Pride Twenty

Wine Tasting & Auction

June 12, 2016, 4 -6 p.m. – Port Gamble General Store
Wine-tasting event with not-to- be-missed silent auction items provided by local groups and supporters. A fundraiser for Kitsap Pride Network by Red Star Events. Ages 21 & up. Tickets: $45/person

Pride Picnic

June 19, 2016, 12 p.m. – Pilgrim Firs Conference Center in Port Orchard
This all-ages event hopes to recreate the fun and festivities of Kitsap County’s earliest Pride celebrations. Lunch and soft drinks provided. BYOB. Admission is by donation. $5 minimum is suggested. Money raised supports Kitsap Pride Network and Q Youth Resources.

Bainbridge Pride

June 24, 6:30 p.m. – Check link for location
Bainbridge Pride’s 2nd Annual Pride celebration community potluck.

“Dragging Up the Past”: A Charity Drag Show

June 25, 7 – 10 p.m. – Olympic College Bremer Center in Bremerton
Professional and amateur drag kings and queens perform favorite hits. Supports the LGBTQ+ scholarship from OC Foundation. Tickets: $5/students and staff, $10/general, $15/VIP

Pride Party at Amber Lounge

June 26, 3 – 7 p.m. – Amber Lounge in Seattle
Join us just off the Seattle Pride parade route for an afternoon of frolic &  fun! 21 and over only.

Seattle Pride

June 26 – Downtown Seattle and Seattle Center
Western Washington’s metro Pride celebration scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.

Kim Archer Live in Concert

June 30, 7 p.m. – Clearwater Casino – Beach Rock Lounge
A Benefit for Kitsap Pride 20. Ages 21 and over only. Tickets: $20/general, $30/reserved, $45/VIP, which includes a meet-and-greet.

Rainbow Reads

June 30, 6 p.m. – Kitsap Regional Library in Poulsbo
Reading “A Single Man” by Chistopher Isherwoord. Rainbow Reads is an LGBTQ-focused book club which meets monthly, hosted by the Kitsap Regional Library. Check the Facebook group or the KRL website for upcoming books.

Q Center Youth Drop-In

July 1, 6 – 10 p.m. – Family of God Lutheran Church in East Bremerton
The Q Center is a drop-in night for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-20. The Q Center rents space in a church, but is not a faith-based organization.

First Friday Art Walk in Bremerton

July 1, 5 – 8 p.m.
Experience one of the largest and most diverse official fine arts district in the northwest. Thanks to Fingers Duke for bringing legendary out-country group Lavender Country to play.

Grand Old 4th on Bainbridge Island

July 4 – Winslow on Bainbridge Island
Show your (Kitsap) Pride by joining us in marching in the “Best Small Town Parade in America”! If you are interested in walking with us please attend our Planning Meeting on July 2nd in Bremerton or see the Facebook page above for information about where to gather on July 4th. Everyone is welcome!

Kitsap Transgender Community Group

July 6, 7 p.m. – Olympic College, Bremerton

Kocktails with Katrina

July 10 – The Charleston, 333 Callow Avenue
Hosted by Katrina Duall – 5 p.m. All ages! $10 cover/$5 youth to benefit the Q Center.

PRIDE Service

July 10, 10:30 a.m. – Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton
KUUF welcomes all people, no matter their religion, beliefs, gender, or sexuality.

Coffee Meetup

July 11, 10 a.m. – Whiskey Gulch Coffee in Port Orchard
Regular event held by the Meetup Group; Kitsap LGBT Friends. Everyone, whether on Meetup or not, is invited to participate!

Drag Queen Musical Bingo: Pride Edition

July 11, 6 – 8 p.m. – Toro Lounge in Bremerton
The Q Center hosts a special Pride edition of their popular Drag Queen Musical Bingo.

Kitsap County Council for Human Rights Forum

July 15, 5 p.m. – Eagle’s Nest by Fairgrounds
Topic: Solidarity Through Pride—Exploring Intersectionality and Implicit Bias in our Community.

Pride Party

July 15, 9 p.m. – Eagle’s Hall in Bremerton
The Official Party of Kitsap Pride! Enjoy dancing and drinks into the wee hours!

KITSAP PRIDE TWENTY

Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Evergreen Park in Bremerton
Kitsap Pride’s 20th celebration! Join us for live music from Vicci Martinez, local drag performers, musicians and more. Visit over forty exhibitors and vendors. Plus we have several food trucks and ice cream. Family activities and more!

Kitsap PFLAG Support Meeting

July 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Hot Java Cafe in Bremerton
Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBTQ people are invited to come together to discuss issues and socialize.

Kim Archer in Concert

Kim Archer 2016 Event CoverTICKETS ON SALE NOW – a fundraiser for Kitsap Pride Twenty

Known for her raw, powerhouse performances, Kim Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans with her vocally-driven soulful rock and honest songwriting. Whether she’s playing a premier venue with her tight band band, or an intimate club for a solo show, Archer never disappoints. With guitar in hand she commands the stage playing her own original songs, or conjuring up a whole new vibe on vintage hits so that they sound fresh and wonderfully different.

Thursday, June 30 at 7 PM

Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, Washington 98392

Get Tickets – VIP, Reserved and General Admission.

KITSAP PRIDE TWENTY

On July 16, 2016, we will celebrate 20 years of Pride in Kitsap County! This year’s international theme is “Solidarity Through Pride” and, clearly, we have a lot to celebrate! It is the goal of the Kitsap Pride Network (KPN) to make this year’s festivities bigger and better than ever. To do this, though, we need YOUR help!
With planning and strategy for our 20th Pride celebration already underway, we wanted to reach out and encourage you to become involved ASAP. We need people who will voice their ideas during this all-important planning stage and then continue on to help manage and coordinate activities to turn our collective vision into reality.
While we began meeting last fall, it’s not too late to get involved! We are meeting regularly. The location is usually our office or Olympic College, but we will be posting that information along with a meeting reminder a few days before on our Facebook group page. Please respond in a comment below or sign up on our Facebook page to let us know if you’ll be participating. We would encourage you to bring along any friends who might be interested in volunteering.
In addition to seeking more volunteer involvement, KPN is seeking candidates to expand its Board to ensure it represents the diversity of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQIA community in Kitsap County. Being a member of our Board requires a dedication to our group’s mission as well as the ability to attend meetings and actively work towards executing our goals.
We also want to hear if there’s something that can be done to make it easier for you to be more active in KPN or Pride volunteer activities. The group open to any suggestions; we really want to make these opportunities as inclusive as possible.
Thank you for your time and support of KPN and Pride in Kitsap County. Because of people like you, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary. This is a momentous achievement during a very exciting time in our community’s history.
Kitsap Pride is YOUR Pride…and with your help we can set the stage for another 20 years!

Kitsap Pride 2015

Kitsap Pride is proud to announce the return of Kim Archer to the stage this year at 1:00pm to 2:30pm – bring chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the concert. This year we celebrate marriage equality, focus on foster parenting and rally for employment discrimination and transgender rights.
Dirty Beat Duo will take the stage at 3:30 for a dance party in the park.

40 vendors plus food, chocolates and Ice cream.

Main Stage Schedule
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Noon – opening music

12:10 Drag Performances

12:50  Greg Wheeler, Bremerton City Council President.
Steven Strachan, Bremerton Chief of Police

1:00 – Kim Archer Music

2:30 – Drag Perfomances

3:20 – Congressman Derek Kilmer

3:30 – Dirty Beat Duo – DJs Dancing in the park

5:00 – Close

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Support Your Local Pride

Kitsap Pride is proud to announce that we are now recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.  Celebrate with us by making a gift to support our efforts in the community.  Tuesday, December 2nd is a great day to do just that.  After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday.

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Make a gift here.

The year ahead for Kitsap Pride is looking great.  Soon we will be holing a Town Hall meeting to get your input on what is next for pride in Kitsap.  We want to hear your ideas on what works and what doesn’t but also your ideas on what you want your pride to be.

Keep an eye out for announcements or join our email list.

Seattle Men’s Chorus Returns with LEGACY

LEGACY

TYLER’S SUITE   •   I AM HARVEY MILK

Through new original commissions, this incredibly moving production honors the lives of two men who have left powerful legacies in the gay community. Divided into two halves, the first features the story of fallen Rutgers University student and violinist, Tyler Clementi, and the second depicts the life and impact of LGBT hero, Harvey Milk. Help us honor their lives through these powerful works by some of America’s most powerful composers. The uplifting nature of these stories and music will demonstrate that we’ve come a long way in society, but have even further to go.

Tyler’s Suite
Music by John Bucchino, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia, John Corigliano, Nolan Gasser, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, and Stephen Schwartz

Lyrics by Pamela Stewart

I Am Harvey Milk
Words and Music by Andrew Lippa
Featuring Andrew Lippa as Harvey Milk

Presented in Collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation

OUTREACH PERFORMANCE

Admiral Theatre – 7:00 PM
515 Pacific Avenue — Bremerton

TO ORDER TICKETS:
Monday – Friday
11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(360) 373-6743
boxoffice@admiraltheatre.org
*The box office opens Saturday and Sunday three hours prior to scheduled events.

Order tickets online

website:
www.admiraltheatre.org

 

GLAM IT UP!

The Caravan of GLAM, Portland Oregon’s Queer Cabaret Troupe, will be debuting at The Point Casino in Kingston Washington on Friday, October 3rd.

The Caravan of GLAM is the #1 traveling Drag & Burlesque Troupe on the Coast. Check them out at: www.caravanofglam.com

Doors will open at 7:00pm for cocktails with the cast. The show starts at 8:00pm and will run 2.5 hours featuring 2 dozen acts. A limited number of VIP front & center reserved seats are available for $20. General Admission is $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

Tickets are available through The Point Casino website. www.the-point-casino.com

Caravan of GLAMThe Caravan of GLAM consists of a rotating cast of over 50 performers from all over the Pacific Northwest, from Seattle to San Francisco. Our troupe consists of all genres of performers: Drag, Burlesque (Male and Female), S&M, Acrobats, Comedians, Live Singers, Gymnasts, and Sideshow performers just to name a few.

The show’s producer, Justin Buckles, has nearly 15 years of experience in film, television, and live event production having lived in Los Angeles and worked on such shows as American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and other productions.  “Get ready for a show unlike anything that you’ve seen. My shows are very interactive and audience driven. We will be down in the crowd, we will bring people up on stage, we will be showing a lot of skin, and we will have something for everyone. This will be a fantastic show filled with oohs, aahs, and things that will blow your mind. This is NOT your regular drag show, this is the Caravan of GLAM.” -Justin Buckles

A portion of each ticket will support the Kitsap Pride Network. www.kitsappride.org

 

Kitsap Pride Announces Annual Summer LGBT Celebration

Sunday, July 20th, Kitsap Pride Network invites the community to Evergreen Park for a day of food and family friendly entertainment from 12 to 5pm.

This year’s theme, Reflections of Pride, honors the inherent dualism of the 1960s, which sparked the fiery Stonewall uprising amidst the peaceful revolution held by the “flower power” generation. Pride Chairperson, Michael Goodnow stated, “We’ve come a long way as a society. This past decade, we’ve experienced great strides forward in regards to the equal rights movement. It’s important to take a moment and reflect back on the struggles of those who came before us. It was their bravery, 45 years ago that got us to where we are today. “

Goodnow also shared a few highlights to this year’s event including performances by local artists the Dirty Beat Duo, and the first openly gay country music singer, Patrick Haggerty.

Kitsap Pride is a non-profit event organized by volunteers throughout Kitsap County. For more information on Kitsap Pride, how you can participate, or event dates and times, visit Kitsappride.org.