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ELEVATE Festival to Include Pride Events


This year’s ELEVATE Atlanta festival, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, is about to be underway! Every weekend from September 16 to October 9, venues across Atlanta will be hosting free events – including two Pride events.

The festival will include a Mayor’s Pride Exhibit at the Mayor’s Gallery in City Hall, from September 16 to October 21.

The exhibition will feature powerful artwork by local LGBTQ artists and art exploring LGBTQ themes, in observance of Atlanta’s pride season. Artworks were selected by profession­als from Atlanta’s creative community whose mission was to expand what it means to be an artist who identifies as LGBTQ.

Atlanta Freedom Bands will also be having a concert kicking off Pride week on October 2 from 3pm to 5pm at Westside Park’s Great Lawn. The MetroGnome­s Stage Band will kick off the concert with swing and big band favorites, followed by a performanc­e from the AFB Color Guard who will spin, toss, and twirl to heartthump­ing music. Combined Concert and Marching Bands complete the show with a diverse program including film music, pop tunes, marches and more.

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