Nashville Pride Month Guide

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Pride Month is a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that takes place each June. Nashvillians and beyond can expect a ton of fun events happening over the month including concerts, pageants, parades, festivals, and more. These events are dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices. Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to Pride Month in Music City. 

If you’re looking for Pride apparel and merchandise, check out PrideBox, a Nashville-based LGBTQ+ online shop!

Nashville Pride Month Guide


Haute Tea LGBTQ+ Dance

Sunday, June 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2023

Haute Tea LGBTQ+ Dance is a weekly event that will take place every Sunday during the month on June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2023, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at the Fairlane Hotel. Expect local DJs, views of Downtown Nashville, specialty drinks, and more. Admission is free but guests must RSVP.

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Concert For Love & Acceptance

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The Concert For Love & Acceptance is Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Wildhorse Saloon. This event is in collaboration with GLAAD and country musician Tye Herndon. Guests can expect performances by Maddie & Tae, Terri Clark, Pam Tills, Desmond Child, Wendy Moten, Billy Gilman, Shelly Fairchild, and Justin Fabu. This event will benefit GLAAD and Ty Herndon’s Foundation For Love & Acceptance. Tickets are $27+.

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Saturday Night Divas

Saturday, June 10 & 17, 2023 

Saturday Night Divas is Saturday, June 10, 2023, and Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 8:00pm to midnight at the Fairlane Hotel. This event will celebrate iconic voices and legendary divas with amazing music by Cher, Tina, Mariah, and more. Admission is free but guests must RSVP.

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Country Divas Drag Brunch

Sunday, June 11, 2023

The Country Divas Drag Brunch is Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 10:30am to 3:00pm at 5 Points Diner and Bar in East Nashville. This ticketed drag brunch will have two seatings (10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm) and feature entertainment from queens Veronika Electronika as Dolly, Trinity Monroe as Wynonna, and Dakota St. James as Patsy. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of/at the door. This event is 21 and over only.

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Commons Club Drag Brunch

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Enjoy Drag Brunch at Commons Club, located at Virgin Hotels Nashville, on Sunday, June 11, 2023, from noon to 3:00pm. This brunch will be hosted by Vidalia Anne Gentry and feature bottomless mimosas, delicious dishes, and Nashville’s best queens. Admission is free.

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Nashville Pride Pageant

Sunday, June 11, 2023

The Nashville Pride Pageant is Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Play Dance Bar. This event will begin at 8:00pm and the theme is Super Hero’s vs Super Villians. There is prepaid entry fee of $80.

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Pride Pool Party at Hyatt Centric

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Pride Pool Party at Hyatt Centric is Saturday, June 17, 2023, from noon to 4:00pm. This event will include DJs, soft seating, a cash bar, and a little fare menu. Admission is free.

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Decades of Pride

Tuesday through Friday, June 20-23, 2023 

Decades of Pride is a 4-day event taking place Tuesday through Friday, June 20-23, 2023, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at W Nashville’s rooftop bar, PROOF. Each day will celebrate pride icons from specific eras. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite icon! Admission is free.

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Rooftop Sounds Artist Showcase at The Pool Club

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Rooftop Sounds Artist Showcase at The Pool Club, located at Virgin Hotels Nashville, is Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. This event is in collaboration with Young Music City and will feature an all-queer lineup.

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Nashville Pride Weekend Kick-Off

Thursday, June 22, 2023

The Nashville Pride Weekend Kick-Off will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Guests can expect live entertainment, a cash bar, and more. Tickets are $25.

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Pride Night Swim

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Pride Night Swim is Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at W Nashville’s Wet Deck. This swim night is hosted by Barry’s and will feature an evening of music, celebration, and inclusion. Admission is free (RSVP required to enter) and guests must be 21 and over only.

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Acme Nashville Pride Pre-Party

Thursday, June 22, 2023, and Friday, June 23, 2023

The Acme Nashville Pride Pre-Party is Thursday, June 22, 2023, starting at 7:00pm. This event will include local queens, live performances, and more. The festivities will continue on Friday, June 23, 2023, with local LGBTQ+ artists! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Inclusion Tennessee. Admission is free.

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Mother’s Ruin Presents Tropic Tango

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Mother’s Ruin Presents Tropic Tango on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 8:00pm to 1:00am. Expect a night of dancing, DJs, cocktails, and a live drag performance. Tickets are $15 and admission is 21 and over only.

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Nashville Pride Festival & Parade

Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2023

The annual Nashville Pride Festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2023, at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Guests can expect 240 vendors, food trucks, three stages of live entertainment with over 100 acts performing, a kids’ area, and more. The Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 10:00am starting at Broadway and 8th Avenue. Tickets are $10+. This event is open to all ages.

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  • Parade: Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 10:00am
  • Festival: Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 11:00am to 9:00pm 
  • Festival: Sunday, June 25, 2023 – 11:00am to 7:00pm 

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BEAM x Trumav Fitness: Rooftop Pride Workout

Saturday, June 24, 2023

The BEAM x Trumav Fitness: Rooftop Pride Workout is Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Harriet’s Rooftop. This workout will begin at 10:00am. Tickets are $30 and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Trevor Project. Each ticket will include access to the bodyweight strength/HIIT class, pre- and post-workout refreshments, a discount meal at 1 Kitchen, a pride-themed shirt from LSKD, samples/gift items from BEAM, and free validated parking. All fitness levels are welcome. This event is rain or shine.

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5 Points Pride ExDRAGaganza

Saturday, June 24, 2023

The 5 Points Pride ExDRAGaganza is Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 9:00pm to 1:00am at 5 Points Diner and Bar. This event will feature performances from Venus Knight, Penny Vain, Veronika Electronika, Trey Alize, and Seymour Chilton. Admission is free and all attendees must be 21 and over only.

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Kimpton Presents: BrunchOUT featuring Lagoona Bloo

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Kimpton Presents: BrunchOUT featuring Lagoona Bloo on Sunday, June 25, 2023, from noon to 3:00pm at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel. Expect a fabulous drag brunch featuring a full bar, delicious bites, a silent auction with prizes, and more. General admission tickets are $75. All of the ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project. This event is 21 and over only.

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Rudy’s PRIDE Benefit & Celebration

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Rudy’s PRIDE Benefit & Celebration is Sunday, June 25, 2023, from 6:00pm to 8:15pm at Rudy’s Jazz Room. Guests can expect live jazz, drag, and craft cocktails. Tickets are $20 and 10% of ticket sales will be donated to the Nashville Launch Pad which is a local volunteer-based charity. All ages are welcome.

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Sweet Tea Dance

Sunday, June 25, 2023

The Sweet Tea Dance is Sunday, June 25, 2023, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Basement East. This will be the official closing party of Nashville Pride.

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Food For Thought: Pride Edition

Monday, June 26, 2023

Food For Thought: Pride Edition is Monday, June 26, 2023, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. This event will include a conversation about gender, identity, and hunger in the LGBTQIA+ community with Straight Facts and Nashville Launch Pad. Admission is free.

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Jackalope Pride Run

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Celebrate Pride Month with a 5K Run or 2-Mile Walk during the Jackalope Pride Run on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. This event will begin at 6:00pm and take place at Jackalope Brewing Company. There will be raffles from HOKA, Jackalope, and Cumberland Transit! Tickets are donation-based.

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More events will be added as they are announced! Is a fun Pride event missing? Let us know in the comments below! 

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