Paula Abdul to Open LA Pride Weekend With a Free Outdoor Concert (Exclusive)
By Scott Baumgartner
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LA Pride Weekend is going to kick off with a music legend this year!
On Tuesday, Paula Abdul announced that she will be headlining the festival's opening ceremony on Friday, June 7! The LGBTQ+ event will be held in West Hollywood Park.
"I am so happy to be a part of this year's LA Pride Festival and to celebrate this year's theme, #JUSTUNITE," she said in a statement to ET. "Throughout the course of my career, the LGBTQ+ community has stood behind me, and I'm honored to now have the opportunity to show my support and gratitude by performing at this year's Opening Ceremony. I'm hoping the night will be a chance for all generations of the community to come together to celebrate one another and the work that has been done."
But the 56-year-old hitmaker's performance is just the beginning of the festivities. The night will also include appearances by community and spiritual leaders as well as the WeHo Vogue Ball & Drag Show, not to mention hours of music from local DJs.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, acts like Years & Years, DeJ Loaf, Ashanti, Amara La Negra and Meghan Trainor will be taking the stage.
Although tickets are on sale for Saturday and Sunday's events, Friday night's opening ceremony will be free to the public.