Central PA Pride Festival Announces Headliner: Antigone Rising


Antigone Rising, headline act for 2015 Central PA Pride Festival

Antigone Rising, headline act for 2015 Central PA Pride Festival

The Pride Festival of Central PA is excited to announce Antigone Rising, a New York City based all-female alternative country rock band known for their powerful three-part harmonies and their engaging and electrifying live performances as the 2015 Festival headliner.

Having toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Joan Jett and the Bangles, Antigone Rising has also appeared on The Today Show and The Tonight Show and on the pages of Billboard and Out magazines. The quartet was appointed cultural ambassadors by the United States government to tour Israel and the Middle
East; and has also played a huge role in LGBT advocacy, specifically in the fight for marriage equality. This will be Antigone Rising’s first time performing at the Pride Festival of Central PA.

Other scheduled first time performers at the 2015 festival include: Indian Summer Jars, a folk and bluegrass band with upbeat, dynamic and bold harmonies and vocals based out of York, PA. Octavia, a tight four piece group based in Lancaster, PA performing high energy dance and traditional blues and rock music. Funktion, a Mechanicsburg, PA six piece ensemble whose repertoire includes Funk, R&B, Jazz, and Classic Rock music.

The Elizabehtown, PA Tropical/Latin Dance Fusion band, Los Monstros returns for a encore performance this
year due to the groups popularity.

More information on all of the 2015 Pride Festival Entertainment can be found on our website:

Since 1992, the Pride Festival of Central PA, a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, a 501(c)3 organization; has held a festival each July on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg to provide a safe environment for people of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and straight ally
community to express and celebrate their diversity emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The festival is a combination live bands, performances, commercial and nonprofit exhibitors as well as food vendors. An estimated 5,000 people attend annually. The 2015 Festival is scheduled for Saturday July 25, in Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park.


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