Nick Jonas is Sharing The Love at Pride in the Street

Jonas will headline one of PrideFest's two marquee events this weekend.

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People who don’t live in Pittsburgh are about to get “Jealous” about the new headliner at Pride in the Street.

The Delta Foundation’s Pittsburgh Pride, a nine-day festival that celebrates the city’s LGBTQ community, will feature singer/songwriter Nick Jonas at Saturday’s event. DJ Digital Dave, DJ Strobe, Thea Trix, Chance Encounters and Steel Pan Pittsburgh will join the Jonas brother, along with more artists who haven’t yet been announced. Pride in the Street takes place from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Liberty Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street in downtown Pittsburgh. Tickets are $35, and but if your kids want to go, you’ll have to go, too — people under 18 will only be permitted with a parent or guardian.

Jonas is replacing the previous headliner, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who withdrew from the event earlier this week after criticism over controversial tweets from her past. Last year, Chaka Khan, the “Queen of Funk,” headlined, with pop singer Adam Lambert and singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge before her.

Pride in the Street may be the festival’s main event, but rainbow flags and fiercely dressed trendsetters are making appearances all over Pittsburgh.

This year’s Pittsburgh Pride kicked off on Sunday, June 7 with Ready. Set. Pride! on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. The Pride March begins at noon on Sunday at the corner of Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies. Pittsburgh Pride will continue with PrideFest — which is free — from 1 to 6:30 p.m. on Liberty Avenue between Sixth Street and 10th Street, downtown.

Not sure what to expect at the festival? Check out what happened at Pittsburgh Pride last year and read up on PrideFest 2014.


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