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Pride Festival Entertainment Lineup Announced

Jun 30, 2022

June 30, 2022 (Rochester, NY) – The entertainment lineup has been announced for the ROC Pride Fest, which will be held on Saturday, July 16 from 1:00-8:00 pm at Cobbs Hill Park. The lineup includes:

Headliner: Danielle Ponder

Hosted by: Samantha Vega, DeeDee Dubois, Valentino Rose

Featuring Performances by: Miss Gay Rochester, Mr. and Miss Gay Pride Rochester

Music by: Kaylin Cervini and TAP 

Plus, many drag sets, including a dedicated drag king set and a Latin drag show set!

Tickets may be purchased online at General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets on sale for $50, which includes access to a VIP tent with liquor sales and a private bathroom. Both tickets can be purchased at

About Rochester Pride

The Pride Parade and Festival are returning to Rochester after a two-year hiatus, in addition to other historical events, such as the Picnic and Flag-Raising Ceremony. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., and will go down Park Avenue. The festival will take place at Cobbs Hill Park immediately after the parade.  This year will also mark a major milestone – it has been 50 years since the first organized LGBTQ+ Pride events were held in Rochester.

About the ROC Pride Collective

The ROC Pride Collective is a community-based coalition dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in the Greater Rochester area. The group includes includes volunteers from the LGBTQ+ community and representatives from local nonprofits. It was formed in July of 2021 in response to the community’s desire to see the parade return after a two-year absence. For more information, please visit