March 2, 2015 11:14 AM



The Acadiana PRIDE Festival happens this weekend at Parc International and satellite locations. A celebration of Acadiana's diversity, including but not limited to its gay community, PRIDE is what you would expect of a South Louisiana festival: great music, great food, hanging out and passing a good time. Following is the schedule of events:

Friday, March 27 - Parc International

$5 cover charge at the gate; free admission with 2015 Acadiana PRIDE Festival lapel pin (age 12 and under enter free) Courtney Savoie — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Josh Duffy — 6:45-7:45 p.m. Souled Out — 8-10 p.m.


Saturday, March 28 - Parc International

$10 cover charge/free with pin

PRIDE Idol Contestant 2nd Runner Up (TBA) — noon-12:30 p.m.

PRIDE Idol Contestant 1st Runner Up — 12:30-1 p.m.

Daphne MuShatt & Papa’s Groove — 1-2:30 p.m.

PRIDE Idol Top 6 Finalist — 2:35-2:50 p.m.

JD Baker — 3-4 p.m.

PRIDE Idol Winner — 4:05-4:50 p.m.

PRIDE Idol Top 10 — 4:55-5 p.m.

PRIDE Grand Marshals Greg Louganis and Johnny Chaillot — 5:05-5:10 p.m.

PRIDE Idol Top 6 Finalist — 5:10-5:25 p.m.

Dustin Dale Gaspard — 5:30-7 p.m.

PRIDE Idol Top 6 Finalist — 7:05-7:20 p.m.

Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys — 7:30-9 p.m.


Sunday, March 29

Luncheon with Louganis and Chaillot, music by Alyse Young — 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,

Jefferson Street Pub ($50 for members; $60 for non-members)

Matinee Performance of UPSTAIRS: The Musical — 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cité des Arts ($20 admission)


Satellite Events

Jujubee with FAME Bombshells — 11 p.m., Friday at Grant Street Dancehall

Raven with Retro Rewind Girls — 11 p.m., Saturday at Grant Street Dancehall

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