Weekend passes just $30 through January 30

weekendpass_milwaukeeprideBuy now — and get your three-day weekend pass to PrideFest Milwaukee 2017 for just $30!

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Volunteer General info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for one of the largest and most dynamic Pride festivals in the nation. PrideFest Milwaukee 2017 will be even greater with your help.


If you have any questions, please contact your Volunteer team at volunteer@pridefest.com

General Areas of Volunteer Responsibilities 

Security Patrol– Patrol the festival, and report any issues to team captain. Scan bags at gate. Assist with security access at various gates and stages. This position requires Volunteer to be 18 or older.

Accessibility Assistant– assist festival attendees with mobility around the grounds.

Ticket Taker- Scan tickets with hand held scanning device and welcome PrideFest patrons as they enter the festival grounds

Information Booth Assistant– Assist patrons with general festival information, including grounds directions, ATM locations, restrooms and  First Aid locations, as well as entertainment schedules, and any last minute announcements.

ID Checker – Check patron ID’s for drinkable age and issuing wrist bands. This position requires Volunteer to be 18 or older.

Dispatch Assistant – Help within the dispatch office, responding to radio calls and directing those calls to appropriate staff. This position requires STRONG communication experience.

Entertainment Assistant – Assist the Stage Manager with entertainment related tasks on and off the various stages.

Set-up & Tear Down Helper – Assist our Production Team in setting-up and tearing down our festival. This position requires heaving lifting, upwards of 50 Ibs.

Food & Beverage Assistant – Assist in keeping bar stocked with all needed supplies. Other task as assigned by F&B Manager. This position requires Volunteer to be 21 or older.

Perks of  volunteering:ticket scanners-1
  • One T-Shirt to keep for all your hard work! T-Shirt’s must not be altered, cut, dyed, stained, or altered in any form or fashion while performing the duties of volunteer.
  • One food ticket per shift, for use with any food vendor.
  • Water and snacks provided!
  • High-fives and THANK YOU’s from the entire Milwaukee Pride Inc./PrideFest Milwaukee Leadership Team! We truly appreciate all your hard work!
What should you expect when Volunteering:
  • Orientation is a REQUIREMENT. If you’re unable to attend, you are unable to volunteer.
  • Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours, with a 15 minute break.
  • Parking is not included.
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
  • Wear appropriate, work-related, yet comfortable clothing.
  • A secure place to store your belongings will not be available. Please do not bring excessive items along during your shift.

All volunteers are expected to attend one of our Volunteer Orientation meetings prior to the festival, and may be asked to participate in training sessions with PrideFest Security Department


PrideFest Orientation dates and location:

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Thursday, May 25th @ 6PM-8PM (Returning Only)

Thursday, June 1st @ 6PM-8PM

Friday, June 2nd @ 6PM-8PM

Saturday, June 3rd @ 6PM-8PM

Sunday, June 4th @ 1PM-3PM

Summerfest Grounds office – 200 N Harbor Dr. Milwaukee, WI


Friday, May 26th @ 6PM-8PM (Returning Only)

Saturday, June 3rd @ 1PM-3PM

Sunday, June 4th @ 6PM-8PM

Wednesday, June 7th @ 6PM-8PM


THANK YOU very much for your interest in being a volunteer with PrideFest Milwaukee 2017.
Be sure to follow us on facebook for up to date festival info and announcements. https://www.facebook.com/mkepride/




PrideFest 2016 celebrates triumph over tragedy


Photo credit: Bobby Tanzilo

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Milwaukee Pride responds to Orlando tragedy

pressToday, PrideFest Milwaukee honors victims and survivors of the June 11 Orlando shooting tragedy.

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PrideFest Milwaukee Meets Blondie!

Sunday June 12, 2016 some very lucky fans got to meet the legendary band and PrideFest Milwaukee headliner, Blondie!

Scroll through the meet n greet pics in our Flickr album!
2016 PrideFest Milwaukee Meets Blondie!

PrideFest Milwaukee meets Crystal Waters!

2016 headliner Crystal Waters met with lucky fans in the VIP Meet and Greet tent


2016 PrideFest Milwaukee Meets Crystal Waters

See Colin Falvey and the 2016 PrideFest Dancers!

ColinFalvey DanceP DancersPresenting the 2016 Pridefest Dance team! [Read more…]

Explore your foster care and adoption options

lgbtadvocacy_milwaukeeprideJoin us at the Stonewall Stage on Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m. for a special presentation and discussion!


Have you always wanted to know about adoption and foster care, but were never sure who to ask? Learn about LGBTQ parenting programs with experts from Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee and Children’s Alliance of Wisconsin.

Arles Lawrence

Recruitment Specialist – Foster Care Recruitment

Arles LawrenceChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services

Arles is a member of the Foster Care recruitment team and engages with individuals and families that wish to provide safe and loving homes for children in need of care. She is responsible for the recruitment and retention of foster families, and assists with the licensing process for foster families.

Arles also works to develop foster parent ambassadors that help with recruitment of potential foster families for the program. Arles enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Cardinal Stritch University.

Abby Collier

Abby Collier, MS

Senior Project Manager – Injury Prevention and Death Review

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Abby supports local child death review and fetal infant mortality review teams throughout Wisconsin, and manages several special projects and grants that support the Alliance’s work in injury prevention and death review. Abby received her bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from Alverno College and a master’s degree in community counseling from Mt. Mary University.


Revamped Dance Company in Dance Pavilion

Revamped logoRevamped Dance Company has a goal: to showcase their idea of what “raw hip hop” is in Milwaukee. This company, formerly known as Remix Dance Company, has been established in Milwaukee since 2006. So as long term veterans in the Milwaukee dance community, Revamped wants to integrate old ideas and “revamp” them.
Dance Pavilion
June 10-11-12
The troupe is multi-discipline and would want to expand our process of movement by utilizing alternate dance styles within our “Milwaukee Hip Hop Style”. Revamped wants to be able to find and exploit the talent Milwaukee has to offer. Dance should be fun whether you are making it a career OR just a hobby and we enjoy dance, especially hip hop! Yet, with such a small community most aspiring dancers don’t have the outlets to showcase their talent.
Revamped 1Revamped Dance Company wants to change that! There are many talented Hip Hop Choreographers in Milwaukee and surrounding area that we want to grow to another level. Our Open Classes gives dancers the opportunity to learn from the different choreographers within the Milwaukee area and at the same time gives choreographers the chance to put their self out there on a more professional level.
Bottom line we don’t want the talent that’s seen in this community to go to waste. We just want to provide this program so that everyone knows that there are talented dancers in our own hometown that are willing to teach other aspiring dancers and help give the right training for where they want to be with DANCE!
If you would like to know more information about Revamped Dance Company visit:  www.revampeddance.com or on Facebook under Revamped Dance Company!

DANCERS participating in the show:
Richard Brasfield
Nate Ramos
Daniel Mendez
Tyara Bennet
Paul Webb
Ayanah Harps
Joshua Ellis
Arrieanna Jones
Kodi Schopper
Terrence Morris
Shaunna Davis
Jacuria Poe
Sammy Hertel
Davien Webb
Emily Aiello
A.J. johnson
Ariana Walls
Brendel Banks
Amber Norton
Richard Cain
Brandie Lingo
Deonte Govan
Tabitha Riley
Jazelyn Goudy
Morgan Williams
Tray Roundtree
Labella Hegewood
Alesha Jackson
Cierra Malone
Ernesto Hernandez- Reyes

Saturday, June 11: Ruth B8r Ginsburg


Ruth B8r Ginsburg performs Saturday, June 11 at 1:00PM at the Wom!nz Spot Lounge. [Read more…]