Marriage Equality

A lawsuit (Baskin v. Bogan) challenging the state’s refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 25, 2014 paved the way for same sex marriage in Indiana. Working in tandem with the Indy Rainbow Chamber, Indy Pride is proud to announce that, for the first time ever, happy couples will be officially married at this year’s Circle City IN Pride Festival, Saturday, June 13.

Circle City IN Pride is one of Indy’s most anticipated events. Its concluding festival garnered some 95,000 attendees last year. This year, couples will be able to marry at the festival through a massive wedding on the main stage, or in a more personal chapel setting.

Click here to read more about this announcement!

Click here to register for a spot at the Niki Quasney Equality Chapel!

Neon Hitch

The ex circus performer, now singer and songwriter, Neon Hitch, is not your typical pop recording artist. It’s hard not to stop and take notice of this bold, British-born bohemian – both visually and sonically. In 2010, she signed to Warner Brothers and began writing her debut album Beg, Borrow and Steal with Benny Blanco (Ke$ha, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry, Britney Spears). Neon was then the featured vocalist on Gym Class Heroes' smash hit, “Ass Back Home,” all before her own singles, “Luv U Betta” and “Gold,” both went straight to the top spot on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart in 2012.

During this time, Neon began working with heavyweights like Bruno Mars, Imogen Heap, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and others. She penned 3oh3!’s “Follow Me Down” for the Alice in Wonderland film, as well as Ke$ha’s no. 1 single, “Blah Blah Blah.”

Neon Hitch brings her fiery innovation beyond song-writing and performance, changing and enhancing the way artists and their fans cohabitat, creatively. Neon recently created her own new label, #WeRNeon, with her fans as her creative partners. Her fans have created songs, executed marketing campaigns, produced videos, and created the artwork for her most recent releases "Sparks", "Yard Sale", and the EP "24:00."

Her breath-taking, balls-to-the-wall performance will leave festival goers a sweaty mess!

Chely Wright

Wright released her debut album in 1994 on Mercury/Polygram. That album, Woman in the Moon, attracted positive reviews and Wright would go on to win the Academy of Country Music Award for Best New Female Vocalist for that year.

After struggling with her own sexuality for years, which is something many of us can identify with, Wright publicly came out in 2007. This marked her as one of the first openly gay performers in country music. Wright spent the next three years writing her autobiography, “Like Me (Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer),” which charted her life from being crowned homecoming queen, to working with some of the biggest names in country music, to fully coming out in the public eye.

Wright performs with the same warmth and intimate energy that she puts into her songwriting. Her hybrid style of melodic, catchy, contemporary country is mixed effortlessly with the gutsy spirit of such ’70s trailblazers as Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. She has found the precise blend of personal and universal, country and pop, that continues to resonate with fans throughout North America and beyond.

Courtney Act

They say that nine-tenths of a woman’s charm is illusion. Courtney Act is living proof. Though she is known and loved from her stint on the 6th season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, her journey to the stratosphere of "Unreal Realness" began with her run on the first season of Australian Idol. There, she was one of their "wildcard" contenders. And "wild" is a great word for her stage presence, personality, and performances.

With decadent vocal talent, mesmerizing stage presence, charisma, charm, and looks for days, Courtney Act has amassed a massive fan following. Her off-Broadway torrid, one-woman tell-all -- BOYS LIKE ME -- packs as much heart as it does ribaldry, effortlessly showing off her wide performance range.

Her upcoming EP, Kaleidoscope, was produced by Sam Sparro and features a song written with Scissor Sisters front man, Jake Spears.

Latest Single: "Ecstasy"

Jimmy James
"Everybody line up -- the show is about to start! Places . . . the show is about to start!"

The One and Many, Jimmy James flawlessly tackles vocal impersonations of artists who are already known to have unique voices in their own right: Diana Ross, Eartha Kitt, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Billie Holiday, Cher — just to name a few. He performed throughout the 80s and 90s at sold-out cabarets and on talk shows, wowing audiences. To this day, his Marilyn Monroe is considered one of the best impersonations ever.

In 2006, James released his career-making album, Jamestown, with the help of producer Markus Moser (Iio). Together they created a musical collaboration that transcends the repetitive, recycled sounds of today's dance/pop scene. Jamestown featured the single "Kissing a Fraud" as well as the fiery club anthem "Fashionista".

Jeffery Straker

Singer-songwriter-pianist, Jeffery Straker is one of the busiest performers, clocking in over 100 shows per year across Canada. He has recorded for CBC radio’s Canada Live, had a music video chart in the top 10 on Much More Music Canada and toured in Africa. His tour also included sold-out concerts with the Regina Symphony Orchestra (2011) and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (2013).

Dramatic and melodic, Straker is a reminder that piano and sincerity still rules songwriting. It’s clear he’s more concerned with substance than style. Soaring choruses soar, impeccable piano accents, Straker's material is always impeccable and impeccably classy.

Official Video: "These Bones"