[OutVoice] Fredericksburg, VA: "'Burg Gears up for Pride"

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Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

'Burg gears up for Pride


August 17, 2006


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Lots of exciting sounds are in store when the 2006 Pride in the 'Burg 
festival kicks off this week. Events will take place throughout downtown 
Fredericksburg, along Sophia Street between Hanover and Wolfe streets.

The festival's major music lineup, featuring free entertainment, will sound 
off on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A free FRED bus shuttle service will be available throughout downtown and to 
Central Park hotels during the festival.

Here's next Saturday's lineup:

Main Stage (Sophia Street, between Wolfe and Charlotte streets) with emcees 
Derek Hartley and Taye 

l 10 a.m.: opening dance by the Trish Beaulieu Dancers 

l 10:30 a.m.: opening remarks by Mayor Thomas Tomzak 

l 10:45 a.m.: keynote address 

l 11:15 a.m.: Roddy Barnes 

l 12:15 p.m.: Jason and DeMarco 

l 1:15 p.m.: Vickie Shaw 

l 2:15 p.m.: Gadget White Band 

l 3:15 p.m.: Jade Esteban Estrada 

l 4:15 p.m.: Saffire--the Uppity Blues Women 

Second Stage (near Hanover and Sophia streets) 

l 10 a.m.: St. George's Voices 

l 10:30 a.m.: Michael Jackson Jr. 

l 11 a.m.: Ryan Little BlueGrass 

l 11:30 a.m.: folk by Mended Fence 

l Noon: rock by TiltFinger 

l 12:30 p.m.: Blues-folk-rock by Cathy and Tom 

l 1 p.m.: Mighty Good Men 

l 1:30 p.m.: reggae by the Jon Bibb Experience 

l 2 p.m.: acoustic music by Brady Earnhart, GLAAD nominee 

l 2:30 p.m.: bluesy jazz by Sweet Thunder and the Hot Box Quintet 

l 3 p.m.: Broadway tunes by Tommy McNeal of Riverside Center Dinner Theater's 

l 3:30 p.m.: St George's Jazz Ensemble 

l 4 p.m.: rock by She Bites Dogs 

l 4:30: disco by Luminosity 

Performers Jam at The Loft, upstairs at Frederick's, 1005 Princess Anne St. 9 
p.m.-midnight, $15 donation suggested. Meet and chat one-on-one with some of 
the performers. 

l Featuring an open jam session with members of Saffire--The Uppity Blues 
Women and The Mighty Good Men, plus Brady Earnhart, Roddy Barnes and others. 

Gadget White Band in Concert at Angels, 1964 William St. (across from 
Staples), 9-11 p.m., $10 

Bar Night

l Grand extravaganza party at Pinnacle (formerly The Bourbon Room) at Cafe 
New Orleans, 216 William St. 

l Hot bands at the Colonial Tavern, Home to the Irish Brigade, 406 Lafayette 

The rest of the Pride in the 'Burg schedule looks like this:

Wednesday Aug. 23: AIDS on STAGE an Awareness Event at the Unitarian 
Universalist Fellowship, 1115 Caroline St. 4 p.m.-midnight. Free. 

l The event, sponsored by the 14- to 18-year-olds of the Religious Youth of 
the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the event includes bands, choral groups, 
speakers and comedian Steve Moore, all in an effort to raise HIV awareness 
and prevention. 

Thursday, Aug. 24 Military Equality Initiative, Pride in the 'Burg opening 
party salutes the armed forces at The Loft, 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. 

l Reception with dinner menu and drink specials, 8- 10 p.m., $9 (cover waived 
if in uniform). 

l Opening pride party with live music, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5 (all covers waived 
with dinner). 

Friday, Aug. 25 "Barbara and Tibby: A Love Story in the Face of Hate," 
Central Rappahannock Regional Library auditorium, 1201 Caroline St. 6:45-8:30 p.m. 

l Featuring Barbara and Tibby live with Suzanne Moe and Gaye Adegbalola. 

Show Night at the Colonial Tavern, Home to the Irish Brigade, 9 
p.m.-midnight, $30 

l Featuring "Master Entertainer" Jade Esteban Estrada, Blue Windows and radio 
personality Dierdre Blake as emcee. 

Sunday, Aug. 27 Pride Ride V on the City of Fredericksburg paddleboat. Boards 
at City Dock at noon, and ends at 4 p.m. $50. 

l Gilligan's Island Revisited with Andra Faye and The Mighty Good Men, and 
John and Mary Vreeland. 

l Tickets are available at Caroline Street Cafe, Feast O Rama, Corky's, Sammy 
T's and Pinnacle. 

PFLAG Picnic, Alum Spring Park (off Greenbrier Drive), noon-5 p.m., free. 

l Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. 

Late Afternoon Party at Sammy T's, 801 Caroline St. 

MCC Worship, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1115 Caroline St., 6 p.m., 

l Featuring Jason and DeMarco 

Isn't it time you got jaded?

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