Out! Raleigh 2018

May 5, 2018 - 11am-6pm

Performers 2018

The Out! Raleigh 2018 stage will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm! Come, see, and hear the fun!

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DJ Pancakes

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DJ Pancakes

DJ Pancakes is joining us as a Raleigh transplant! Pancakes is an amazing queer musical wizard specializing in 80s tunes and mashups of post punk, club music, electric sound, rap, and indie. She’s out to make your dance floor unique! DJ Pancakes currently has two EPs released, self-titled Skandal Revolta and I like Your Face.

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Triangle Pride Band

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Triangle Pride Band

The Triangle Pride Band intends to promote music as a medium of communication among people, provide high quality music for the community, and be ambassadors of the LGBT community. The Triangle Pride Band invites all interested adults, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to join us in bringing an LGBT and Ally organization back to the region -while their initial focus is on the marching band, they hope to expand in the future to include concert and jazz ensembles. They are currently looking for members with all levels of musical experience, as well as individuals interested in being involved in the organization’s leadership. Participation is free!

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Posh Hammer

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Posh Hammer 2018

In the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina lives a trio of siblings with old souls and retro hair. This band comes with music for the ages. Combining perfectly crafted hooks and dance beats with the energy of rock n’ roll, Posh Hammer plays original pop-rock pieces. They make it all their own: Navied’s lyrics and lead work combined with Tasnim’s astonishing vocals, and Tiam’s driving bass gives Posh Hammer its own sound and its own vibe. Derivative? Of course. Unique? Absolutely. Fun? Way too much. Posh Hammer has made their career in music a top priority; even convincing their parents to homeschool them to give them the time needed to seriously pursue their dreams. By writing their own music and playing multiple instruments, this band is the real thing.

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High Bushy Tails

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High Bushy Tails 2018

High Bushy Tails is an Alternative Country/Americana band known for their walls of soaring and soulful harmony. They pride themselves on careful song selection and songwriting to facilitate a delightful, immersive, and at times even cathartic experience for audiences. By actively and regularly expanding their repertoire, they have the flexibility to craft shows that are appropriate for a wide variety of settings. The band is comprised of Nora Augustine on vocals, Lisa Brownstone on vocals and violin, Brian Evans on vocals and guitar, Zach White on vocals and guitar, and Jim Kuras on bass guitar. The quintet performs regularly around the Triangle area.

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Sampson

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Sampson 2018

Sampson the comedian is distinctly unique: a thinking, funny, passionate comic - who bridges culture, race, age and community with fresh humor, straddling an understanding and a perspective of the world that both an African American straight mom and a young white DL bisexual teenage boy, or someone out, just for a night of fun and laughter all could equally relate to, while trying to recover from non-stop laughs and serious reflection. For over a decade, he has built his brand from the ground up, and most recently in the largest of venues, headlined the Howard Theater in his own show, as the first African American, out, gay male comic, as well as The White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway in NYC, The Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, San Francisco Punch Line, colleges, cruises and sold out concert venues around the world. Among the myriad of accolades that he’s received for his comedy, he’s been named “One of the 12 Queer Comics That Everyone Must Know”, by OUT.com and “One of The Funniest LGBT Comics” by Buzz Feed, Huffington Post, The Advocate & SWERV Magazine. In 2014, he was awarded the Entertainer of The Year Award by Blatino Oasis in Palm Springs, CA and in 2016 was nominated by the Bay Area Reporter for Best Male Comic in The San Francisco Bay Area. 

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Alise King

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Detroit Native, Alise King is an LGBT R&B soul artist better known as The Soulful D.I.V.A. She is a 6-time award winning powerhouse vocalist with impeccable stage presence! She is the embodiment of SOUL! Alise refers to herself as a D.I.V.A… a Divine Instrument Vocalizing Her Ability. King has sung the National Anthem for The Detroit Tigers as well as opened for Aretha Franklin, Funk Legend – George Clinton & Parliament Funk, CeCe Peniston, Bobby Brown, Kelly Price, Chante Moore, and Dru Hill. She’s very proud to say that she has performed at Pride festivals across the United States including, but not limited to Utah, Washington, Oregon, Indiana, Ohio, and Maryland.

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Common Woman Chorus

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Common Woman Chorus

The Common Woman Chorus began in 1983 and our name comes from the Judy Grahn poem that reads, in part, “the common woman is as common as good bread…and will rise.” Our mission is to unite a choral community of richly diverse voices to nurture high quality musicianship and to be a beacon for justice, equality, and love through the healing power of music. The chorus was founded on the steps of the YWCA in Durham and we’ve been singing for justice ever since. We’ve performed at LGBT choral festivals in Chicago, Denver, and this summer we’ll be performing for the Sister Singers network in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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She Returns From War

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Hunter Park is She Returns From War, formed in Charleston, South Carolina in 2012, inspired by the style and glamour of musicians like Parton, Parsons, and of course Emmy Lou. Park has had three official releases including two EPs in 2014 and a debut album “Oh What a Love” in 2015, the same year she was nominated one of Charlie Magazine’s 50 most progressive. In 2016 Park graced the cover of Charleston City Paper’s singer- songwriter of the year. After touring extensively off the release of the new record, Park has found herself back in the studio working on a sophomore album to be released in early 2018.

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