UP Center’s Love Fest next month


The Uniting Pride Center of Champaign County Will be hosting their second Love Fest on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The group said in their announcement that last year’s sold-out event was such a success they were doing it again.

“We’re sad to say that sometimes spaces and events honoring Valentine’s Day don’t feel so welcoming for LGBTQ+ couples and families,” the UP Center said on Facebook. “Not content to simply let that be the case, the Uniting Pride team went to work creating our own program where anyone and everyone will feel welcomed and affirmed. No matter who you are, no matter who you love, you deserve to celebrate, out and proud!”

This year’s event will be at the City View Ballroom in downtown Champaign with food provided by Dish Passionate Cuisine. General adminission tickets are $50 each, premium tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $100.

(Full disclosure: The Illinois Eagle is a sponsor of Love Fest.)

The show will be hosted by Callie Luttman from Mix 94.5 and features performances from:

  • Ceduxion Carrington (2022 Ms. Clique winner)
  • Jake Fava
  • Nicole Frydman
  • Dylan Holt
  • Mr. Knightly
  • Martha Mills
  • Emily McKown
  • Adrian Rochelle
  • Raven Delacroix Starlings (2022 Mx. Chambana Pageant winner)
  • Carissa Yau
  • The cast of the Station Theatre’s “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”

Tickets are available on the UP Center website.