Thousands Attend Nashville Pride Festival

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-25 19:31:46-04

Nashvillians came together to celebrate human rights in the LGBTQ community.

The two-day Nashville Pride festival kicked off with an Equality Walk Saturday morning at Public Square Park.

Several vendors and non-profit organizations were downtown feeding and educating the public.

Saturday’s festivities were set to end with performances from Lizzo, Conrad Sewell, and Big Freedia.

Organizers said they're happy with the large turnout.

“Earlier this week we were nervous about the hurricane coming through,” Phil Cobucci, an organizer, said. “To have beautiful weather like this and then to have 20,000 people behind me is a really powerful emotion. I've had goosebumps most of the morning. It's just a really great thing to experience.”



The second and final day of Pride got underway Sunday at Public Square Park when festival goers got the chance to visit vendors, multiple stages, and areas for children and teens.

Scheduled musical artists for day two included Ty Herndon and Conrad Sewell.

“I’m having so much fun with my sisters, and I just feel at peace here,” one attendee said. “I just feel the love around the environment around here, and it's really nice to be here.”

The festival was scheduled to finish at 9 p.m. Sunday, with a closing party called the Sweet Tea Dance planned at the Basement East.