Montclair, NJ – U.K. singer-songwriter Declan McKenna will headline the Montclair Pride Concert at the Wellmont Theater on Sunday, June 4th, part of his worldwide tour “The Big Return,” Out Montclair announced today. McKenna’s concert is just one of the performances at Montclair Pride, a week of events leading to a daylong festival on Saturday, June 10th, in downtown Montclair. Tickets for the Montclair Pride Concert at the Wellmont are on sale now; The Oracle Sisters are supporting artists.

Declan McKenna

Comedian, writer, producer, activist and New Jersey native Judy Gold returns to emcee at the Montclair Pride main stage.

Out Montclair’s kids and family Pride programming will also return. The Bravitas Family Stage at Montclair Pride, sponsored by The Bravitas Group, will feature entertainment for all ages, including music, stories and dance while elevating local LGBTQIA+ talent and performances expressing the theme of Montclair Pride: “Be You. Be Heard.”

“We are just weeks away from one of our community’s marquee annual events and one of Montclair’s best days: Montclair Pride. We welcome our entire community of artists, performers, sponsors, vendors, businesses and institutions to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people, families and our allies in Downtown Montclair, in a showcase of the best our community has to offer and in solidarity with this marginalized community,” said Out Montclair Executive Director Peter Yacobellis.

Peppermint at Montclair Pride 2022/Photo by Yvonne Duck for Montclair Pride

“More than 14,000 visitors in a kaleidoscope of beautiful diversity came out for the inaugural Montclair Pride last year. As queer and transgender communities are increasingly under legislative and rhetorical attacks nationwide, it’s more important than ever to show up and speak out for acceptance and appreciation of all in the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies. Montclair sets the standard for diversity, excellence, and unity, especially in this outstanding week of events and daylong celebration. We can’t wait to see you there!” Yacobellis added.

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