MetroEast celebrates Pride

Photo credit Colin Lovett | #Boom MagazineBELLEVILLE — The MetroEast area held its Pride celebration last weekend and it was a success. The celebration, a festival, is one of the older ones in the state. MetroEast Pride said they had a conservative guess of 12,000 people coming to the event. There was something for everyone. Vendors lined Main Street and concerts were held all day on the main stage.

St. Louis area Pride events need volunteers


ST. LOUIS — Pride event organizers in the St. Louis area are looking for volunteers for this year’s festivities. Metro East Pride, in Belleville, Ill., is needing volunteers for their event on Saturday, June 8. All volunteers will receive a MEPSI Volunteer T Shirt.

MetroEast Pride announces entertainment schedule

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride has announced their entertainment line up for this year’s event. The schedule is:

12:00 PM-12:30 PM | CHARIS St. Louis Women’s Chorus
12:30 PM-1:00 PM | Ryan Conner – Motivational Hip Hop
1:00 PM-2:00 PM | Mz. Goldie
2:00 PM-2:15 PM | Community Service Awards
2:15 PM-2:45 PM | Gateway Men’s Chorus
3:00 PM-4:00 PM | StompBox and the Mixtapes
4:00 AM-5:30 PM | Ashan & Grotsky
5:30 PM-8:30 PM | Champagne Fixx
8:30 PM-10:00 PM | High Heel Drag Race & Drag Show

MetroEast Pride is also still looking for volunteers and the deadline for vendors is this Saturday, May 4. For more information and applications to become a vendor, go here.

MetroEast Pride drag fundraiser at Big Daddy’s

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride held another fundraiser at Big Daddy’s as a follow up to the March 4 event at Club Escapade. Ravyn Winters hosted with cast of drag kings and queens from the MetroEast area. The funds and donations made from the afternoon will go toward Pride Fest that will be held on June 8, 2019, on Main Street in downtown Belleville. All photos by Carmelita DeLeon Photography

MetroEast Pride holds drag fundraiser in Belleville

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride held a fundraiser this past weekend at Club Escapade in Belleville. They had a packed house with all money going to MEP’s Pride activities this year. You can see more photos at MetroEast Pride’s Facebook page. All photos by Carmelita DeLeon via MetroEast Pride.

Deadline approaching for vendor registration at MetroEast Pride

BELLEVILLE — The deadline for vendors to register for this year’s MetroEast Pride is coming up fast. From MetroEast Pride’s Facebook post:
Attention all 2019 Metro East Pride Vendors!!!! We are quickly approaching the deadline to submit your 2019 Metro East Pride Fest vendor application. Please use the link below to utilize our online application. If you prefer to print and mail it in, you can also get the pdf version from the same link.

MetroEast Drag Show March 9

MetroEast Pride adds second drag show fundraiser

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride has added another drag show fundraiser. So, in addition to the show this Saturday, March 9, there will be another on Saturday, March 24. From MetroEast Pride’s Facebook post:
Breaking News! If one Metro East Pride Drag Show isn’t enough for you for March…we are doing a second one as well!!! Join us this Saturday, March 9th at 10pm at Club Escapade for all kinds of Crazy antics …