Singer-songwriter Deborah Cox, who starred in the title role of the Broadway production of Aida, will be the headliner for the St. Pete Pride celebration June 30 in St. Petersburg.
Since 2003, the event has grown into the largest gay pride celebration in the state and one of the largest in the country, drawing 80,000 people last year. This year's event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Central Avenue. Two stages will have live entertainment all day with a variety of musicians, vocalists, drag performers and DJs.
The headliner will be the multiplatinum selling entertainer (Nobody's Supposed To Be Here). Cox will be coming back to the area in October as one of the leads in the touring Broadway show Jekyll & Hyde at the Straz Center in Tampa. She will be returning to Broadway in 2012 where she will portray the legendary Josephine Baker in Josephine.
See www.stpetepride.com for more on the St. Pete Pride Festival and Promenade.