Pride Livea social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ communityannounced that Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Kesha will be the headline performer for Stonewall Day 2022.
The legendary Pride event will take place on Friday, June 24, outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Launched in 2018, Stonewall Day is a national day of awareness to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
"I am so honored to be a part of this historic event," Kesha said in a statement. "As a forever advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, I'm excited to embark on this monumental occasion with my friends at Pride Live and perform for Stonewall Day. Stonewall is a special place for the queer community, and I cannot wait to honor and celebrate how far we have come while standing in the conviction that the fight for equality in this country is ever upon us, and I will never back down. Come dance with me!"
Sponsored by Google, the event will feature performances by Betty, Mila Jam and Shea Diamond, and choreography by Stonewall Day Creative Director Kellen Stancil. Video messages will be played throughout the event from supporters, including 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, writer/global health advocate Chelsea Clinton, musician Adam Lambert, musician Rufus Wainwright, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Evelyn, actor Billy Porter, musician/drag queen Conchita Wurst; and Olympic diver Tom Daley and husband/screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Additional virtual and in-person appearances will be announced.
The concert will be free to stream at noon-2 p.m. CT on the Pride Live YouTube channel. For more information on ticketing and the events for Stonewall Day 2022, follow Pride Live and the performers' social-media channels.