Meet the 2018 VIP Experience Winner!

nicolesutton_pridefestmilwaukeeCongratulations to Nicole Sutton, our PrideFest Milwaukee 2018 guest of honor!

“PrideFest is my absolutely favorite time of the year,” said Nicole.  “I have been going for about five years:  first as a volunteer, then as a weekend pass holder, and now the VIP winner. I can’t believe it!

Milwaukee is so lucky to host such a AMAZING celebration of people, families and friends from around the world. Every time that I walk through the gates I see familiar faces who are my tribe. The grounds just radiate good vibes and everyone is just there to have a good time.

I’m so grateful that the community is so full of talented people with huge hearts that has such a impact. I admire so many people that I know that will be showcasing their talents on the stage this year.

I always take time during each PrideFest to just look around the Dance Pavilion and smile about how many people gather here each year in love, in light, in solidarity, in memory of what has happened and what more can be done for Milwaukee but also the LGBTQ community as a whole. It’s humbling, inspiring, invigorating and of course memorable!

This year I will also remember Pulse and all the Angels that left so soon. My heart still breaks for what happened and all those effected. I knew one of those Angels, Eddie “Top Hat” Sotomayer, and wear a necklace in his honor.

Thank you PrideFest Milwaukee for giving me this gift!  Sending love, light and PRIDE! 💖”

Nicole will receive:

  • VIP weekend passes (2) to PrideFest 2018, including free admission all weekend and unlimited access to the NEW VIP areas at the Miller Lite Mainstage, which offers complimentary refreshments and unparalleled views of performances;
  • 4 nights at the Kimpton Journeyman, one of our official hotels for PrideFest 2018, including welcome cocktails, daily breakfast, early Friday check-in and Monday morning check-out;
  • Backstage Meet & Greet photo sessions with participating headliner acts;
  • PrideFest Welcome Package, including PrideFest swag and special extras!

Nicole’s’s name was drawn from over 17,000 contest entries.

Want to win the 2019 VIP Weekend Experience contest?  Enter now!



  1. She is the epitome of the person who SHOULD have won! She supports the LGBT community in the best way possible, by showing up and showing out at events around the state and the country. CONGRATULATIONS!!