Bebe Rexha, 'American Idol' finalist David Hernandez to headline 2018 Phoenix Pride Festival

PHOENIX - Valley native and American Idol finalist David Hernandez, Berlin and Terri Nunn, and Bebe Rexha will headline the 2018 Phoenix Pride Festival this weekend.

They will be joined by singer-songwriter Kristine W. and Grammy Award-winning singer Thelma Houston.

Valley resident and NBA referee Bill Kennedy will serve as the grand marshal for the two-day event, which takes place April 7-8, 2018 at Steele Indian School Park.

The parade is scheduled for April 8 and starts at 10 a.m. near Third Street and Indian School Road.

The theme for this year's festival is "United We Stand, Equality for All" and "represents both the strength of the unified community and continued quest for equality, not only for the LGBTQ community but for all people, regardless of background," the release said.

Tickets to the festival are $15 - $75 and are on sale now at


A few streets in central Phoenix will be closed for seven hours on Sunday, April 8, for the Phoenix Pride Parade.

The closures will start at 7 a.m. and should open at 2 p.m., according to the City of Phoenix.

Here are the closures:

  • Third Street between Palm Lane and Indian School Road (Parade route)
  • Indian School Road between Central Avenue and Seventh Street
  • All cross streets along the parade route

Phoenix Pride Festival (April 7-8)
Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. both days
Admission: $15 - $75
Meet-and-greets are $75, plus fees.

Phoenix Pride Parade (April 8)
Start: 10 a.m., Third Street and Thomas Road
End: Third Street and Indian School Road

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