Capital Pride Announces Headliners for June 14 Pride Concert

Concert Presented by Hot 99.5 Will Feature Carly Rae Jepsen, En Vogue, Wilson Phillips,
Amber, and Katy Tiz

Washington, DC – Carly Rae Jepsen, Wilson Phillips, Amber, En Vogue, and Katy Tiz will perform at the Capital Pride Concert on Sunday, June 14, on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The concert, presented by Hot 99.5, will take place during the Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino and caps off the 12 days of the 40th Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital presented by Hilton.  In addition, we are proud to have Hot 99.5, Marriott, Live! Casino, and Whitman-Walker Health as Presidential Sponsors.

“This year’s Capital Pride Concert is shaping up to be an event unlike any other,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance. “With Carly Rae Jepsen, Wilson Phillips, En Vogue, Amber, and Katy Tiz performing, this concert will be a fitting finale for the 40th anniversary’s flashback theme. We hope that everyone who lives in the national capital region and our visitors will join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable concert!”

Carly Rae Jepsen – Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen recently released her new single “I Really Like You” and unveiled the music video for the song, which has almost 30 million views. Her blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” climbed to No. 1 iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.

En Vogue – En Vogue: Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones, and Cindy Herron-Braggs. The group’s name rings more than a bell. It invokes memories of a long line of red-hot R&B and pop smashes recorded in the 1990s. Songs like “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Free Your Mind,” and “Whatta Man,” featuring Salt-N-Pepa, are just a sampling of the mega hits made famous by the Pop/R&B super group.

Wilson Phillips – As the 25th year anniversary of their self-titled album approaches, Wilson Phillips has a lot to celebrate. Since the beginning of their union in 1990, the group has won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for the now- iconic single “Hold On,” and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, as well as two American Music Awards.

Amber – Amber has racked up an impressive seven consecutive Number-1 dance singles and an additional six Top-10 dance hits. Her songs have received many awards, been featured on countless compilations, been licensed by motion pictures and TV series, and been covered by an array of artists. She co-wrote one track called “Bless You Child” for Bette Midler’s album release in 2000, and in 2004, Cher’s rendition of “Love One Another” earned Amber a Grammy nomination as a writer.

Katy Tiz – In October of 2013, she went into Rock Mafia’s studio to record “The Big Bang,” a boisterous pop number that was initially released in 2010. The song earned Katy the honor of being named Clear Channel/iHeartRadio’s “On The Verge” artist, a huge coup. Since then, the single has entered the Hot 100 chart, iTunes’ “Top Pop Songs” chart, and Shazam’s “Top 100 USA.” The song’s success, as well as Katy’s unwavering, good-spirited determination, also scored her a new record label deal with Atlantic, which will release her debut album later this year.

For more information on Capital Pride and the complete schedule of events, visit the Capital Pride website at www.capitalpride.org.

Capital Pride, located in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBT community and our allies through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity including the annual Pride Parade and Street Festival in our Nation’s Capital. Capital Pride produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in North America with more than 350,000 attendees in 2014. 2015 marks the 40th Annual Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital with our main celebration taking place June 3 – 14, 2015. As the LGBT Pride Celebration representing the Nation’s Capital, we strive to be a beacon of hope and solidarity for cities and communities around the country and the world.

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