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Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road to host concerts and a Pulse Nightclub tribute for Gay Pride 2018

The 1111 Building on Lincoln Road during Gay Pride 2017.
The 1111 Building on Lincoln Road during Gay Pride 2017.

Lincoln Road, Miami Beach’s iconic promenade, supports the LGBTQ community as an official sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018. This year, Lincoln Road celebrates diversity and individuality with a uniquely colorful experience, reflecting its continued commitment to art, culture, design and community through its Live #onLincoln series, which during PRIDE week includes:

April 1: Free concert from 1-4 p.m. featuring the Icons of Drag with DJ Adora. Guests can expect to see fabulous, high-energy performances by Noel Leon, Angie Ovahness Pryce and Serenity Dupree.

April 2: Second annual Pride Lights the Night – A Tribute to PULSE at 8 p.m. PULSE Nightclub survivor Laura Vargas will “flip the switch” to light up the iconic 1111 Lincoln in a rainbow of colors. Pride’s signature colors will illuminate 1111 Lincoln throughout the week. This beautiful display of unity and remembrance will pay tribute to the victims of PULSE and their families, as well as send a message of support to the entire LGBTQ community.

April 7Free concert from 1-4 p.m. featuring Karina Iglesias’ Nu-Thang. Taking inspiration from R&B, boleros, gospel and hip-hop, Karina’s sound reflects the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character. Karina is a veteran of the Miami music scene and was previously one of the top contestants on NBC’s hit show, The Voice.

April 8Free concert from 1-4 p.m. featuring Robbie Elias. Elias defies all stereotypes and blends the soulful sounds of Motown with crisp pop melodies of the late 90s and early 2000s.

April 14Free concert from 1-4 p.m. featuring the Icons of Drag with DJ Adora. Joining DJ Adora will be the first ever Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride, Tiffany Fantasia, who has also been seen on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.

All events will take place at the 1100 Lincoln Road StageThe Live #onLincoln series aims to elevate the destination beyond world-class shopping and dining, to one that is a haven for those seeking art, culture and design as well.

“We are thrilled to host the second annual Pride Lights the Night and welcome PULSE Nightclub survivor Laura Vargas,” said Timothy Schmand, executive director of the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District. “Lincoln Road is committed to supporting the LGBTQ community by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates both individuality and equality through our lineup of cultural events and activations – this has become an annual tradition.”

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