Twin Cities Pride announced on Tuesday that Deborah Cox, Peaches, Hunter Valentine, and MAYDA will perform at the Twin Cities Pride Festival’s annual Pride in Concert at Loring Park. The event will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 6 to 10pm.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring these talented acts to the Twin Cities for Pride this year,” said Dot Belstler, Twin Cities Pride executive director. “This great event is thanks in part to our generous sponsors and individual contributors — we’re so looking forward to celebrating progress at this year’s concert!”

Deborah Cox is a Grammy-nominated R&B artist most known for her 1998 hit “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here.”

Peaches is a Canadian former school teacher-turned electroclash artist whose music bends gender, age, and sexual norms. Peaches is known for her sex-positive songs and performance.

Hunter Valentine is an alternative band that hails from Canada and known for their collaborations and work with The L-Word, Cyndi Lauper, and Linda Perry. The lesbian band, now based in Brooklyn, have three albums.

Minneapolis’s own MAYDA has been hailed by The Current for her “undeniably fresh R&B-infused pop.” Readers can learn more about MAYDA in April’s Minnesota Women’s Press interview with Shannon Drury:

“I don’t consider myself a protesting feminist in the stereotypical sense,” Miller said, “although I do believe in promoting women [and] I think the majority of my fans are female. I would like to see myself as an artist promoting strength, talent, equality and a positive message-who happens to be a Korean-American woman.”

Tickets ($10) for Pride in Concert can be purchased in advance at Tempo Tickets or at

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