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)
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