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Media Release: ''Pride in Local Music'' to Premiere on Friday, June 26th

COVID-19 Events Press Release Chamber News Release

Media Contact:

Joe Woolley



Tina Cannon




AUSTIN, TX and NASHVILLE, TN (June 22nd, 2020) – The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you “Pride in Local Music” presented by Dell Technologies, a one-night-only livestream event celebrating music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music. This dynamic experience to celebrate Pride month will be held on Friday, June 26th at 6:00 PM CST at PrideInLocalMusic.org and on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Hosted by Maggie Rose and Gina Chavez, the evening will raise funds for LGBTQ+ artists in both Austin through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Nashville through the Music Health Alliance. Performances from local artists in Austin include Gina Chavez, Alesia Lani, Nakia, Fuvk and Mama Duke. Performances from local artists in Nashville include Alanna Royale, Brody Ray, Joy Oladokun, Maggie Rose, Jaime Wyatt and Tayls. All live performances will be streamed from beloved and iconic venues in both cities including 3Ten ACL Live, Antone’s Nightclub and Waterloo Records in Austin, and Grimey’s Record Store, Exit/In and Bluebird Café in Nashville.

“Austin and Nashville are two of our home towns with vibrant small business communities, and we are so PROUD to support this exciting event.” said Erik Day, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Small Business, Dell Technologies. “Dell Technologies’ relationship with the National and Local Gay and Lesbian Chambers of Commerce is critical to our purpose and delivering on our Small Business strategy. Ensuring minority-owned businesses are given the same resources as every business is more important now than ever, and we are thrilled to be joining in to celebrate the resiliency of our small businesses in these amazing cities!”

The entire event is made possible by generous support from the presenting sponsor Dell Technologies, Tito's Vodka, STG Design, Dog and a Duck and Visit Austin and Visit Music City. The festival is being produced by Good Neighbor Festivals and Louie Carr from Own Path Media Group.

To stay up to date on all the latest news for Pride in Local Music presented by Dell, including headliners, artists and how to donate, visit PrideInLocalMusic.org and follow @NashLGBTCC and @AustinLGBTBiz on Instagram.

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About the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce 

The Austin LGBT Chamber, founded in 1997 works to achieve equality and inclusion by promoting economic vitality in our communities and strengthening LGBT and ally businesses. More info at austinlgbtchamber.com

About the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce 

The Nashville LGBT Chamber advocates and educates on behalf of our individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in business and society. More info at nashvillelgbtchamber.org

About Health Alliance for Austin Musicians 

We provide access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. We have helped over 5,300 musicians access over $73 million dollars in healthcare value since we began in 2005. These include routine dental work, doctor visits, and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings, and more. More info at myhaam.org

About Music Health Alliance 

Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief provides direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions and a comprehensive database of resources. MHA has been selected as a partner in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. This means that Spotify is matching donations up to a collective total of $10 million to amplify their partner organizations’ COVID-19 relief efforts. Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 11,000 music industry members and saved the music community more than $50,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services to Heal The Music. More info at https://www.musichealthalliance.com


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