Deborah Cox - Saturday 6:45pm
Deborah Cox is a singer-songwriter and actress with an impressive background of performances. Her long standing commitment to various social issues in the LGBTQ+ community is exactly why we’re so happy to have her performing at the 2018 Roc Pride Fest.
Rev Yolanda - Sunday 1:00pm
Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes: singer/songwriter and alien love child
of Louise Hay, John Waters, and Dolly Parton with a splash of Tammy Faye.
Rev. Yolanda is an eccentric, southern rock, country, gospel, folk singer/
songwriter and interfaith minister with a soulful voice, and
Nick & Six - sunday 3:15pm
NicKayla has been working professionally as a performing vocalist, actor, and dancer in the U.S. & Canada for 20 years. NickNSix is the band of the
future; best described as a two-piece, non-genre conforming alternative to
a hug, bringing a world class musical performance experience to people of all walks of life, around the world.
Ada Vox - saturday 4:45pm
Ada Vox is the first drag queen to ever hit the American Idol stage. Ada once said, “... I think it’s very important that our talents be recognized ― that we be recognized as individuals, to be given one more chance to stand up and say ‘Hey, we are just as worthy of these platforms. We have dreams, we have talent, and we came here to speak for love.”
Charles Emmanuel - Saturday 6:15pm
Charles Emmanuel is a singer-songwriter-musician with a raw, soulful acoustic sound. Charles lives in New York and we’re lucky to have him joining the 2018 ROC Pride Fest line-up. He has performed alongside talents such as Lionel Richie, Shaggy and more.
DJ Citizen Jane - Sunday 2:15pm
DJ Citizen Jane is one of the most wildly-successful, baddass, talented
LGBTQ+ DJs in the United States. She slays lesbian parties, circuit
parties and Pride festivals around the country. She teems queer
mainstream and heteronormative audiences alike. Her desire to play
music is so deep-rooted that her energy flows to her audience. She is
authentic and genuine with a passion for the art of DJing....She is FIERCE!
Daughters of Art - Sunday 1:45pm
Daughters of ArT is a group of young ladies comprised of Danna Jones, Ari Highsmith and Taryn Highsmith. Their mission is to reach out to the greater community; spiritually, visually, and artistically through dance and music.
Daughters of ArT was officially formed in June of 2016, but have been performing together well over a decade. Growing up together has instilled a sense of sisterhood in all three of them. This sisterhood shines through every performance.
Daughters of ArT has featured in a variety of events throughout Rochester, from charity events to festivals. To name a few; the 2016 Afrikan American Fest, Juneteenth, the Clothesline Fest, Voices Of The Youth Showcase, the BreakThru Magazine Gala, and the Black Business Marketplace.
Birthed by our passion for music and dance, we emerge as Daughters Of ArT.