CLEVELAND PRIDE ANNOUNCES SUPERSTAR TAYLOR DAYNE AS THE HEADLINER FOR THE 28th ANNUAL CLEVELAND PRIDE PARADE, RALLY & FESTIVAL, ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24th AT VOINOVICH BICENTENNIAL PARK.

CLEVELAND PRIDE ANNOUNCES SUPERSTAR TAYLOR DAYNE AS THE HEADLINER  FOR THE 28th ANNUAL CLEVELAND PRIDE PARADE, RALLY & FESTIVAL,  ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24th AT VOINOVICH BICENTENNIAL PARK.

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CLEVELAND PRIDE ANNOUNCES SUPERSTAR TAYLOR DAYNE AS THE HEADLINER
FOR THE 28th ANNUAL CLEVELAND PRIDE PARADE, RALLY & FESTIVAL,
ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24th AT VOINOVICH BICENTENNIAL PARK.

CLEVELAND, OH (March 29, 2017) – On June 24, 2017 Cleveland PRIDE will celebrate its 28th Annual Parade, Rally & Festival at Voinovich Bicentennial Park, behind the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Cleveland PRIDE has become one of the fastest growing PRIDE celebrations. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 24th from 12:00 NOON until 8:00 PM in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, Ohio at a scenic lakeside park located at 800 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. The event will feature multiple stages boasting a large variety of Midwest entertainment including Musicians, Deejays, Drag Performers, Dancers, Performance Artists and more.

FLEX SPAS, located just east of the downtown Cleveland region, has been a major supporter of the Cleveland Pride Festival for the previous ten years.

“FLEX SPAS is excited for the opportunity to be the presenting sponsor of Taylor Dayne this summer.” Says Jamie Moore, General Manager the FLEX SPAS Cleveland facility. “This is another gift to the Cleveland community from your friends at FLEX” remarks Moore. “Taylor Dayne is a fabulous performer and I know our community will enjoy her show”.

“The Cleveland Pride Board is super excited to host Taylor Dayne this June”, stated Benjamin Langham, 2017 Volunteer Pride Committee Planning and Logistics Coordinator. “The entire Cleveland community is welcome to join us in welcoming Taylor Dayne to the north coast and enjoy her music.”

 

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From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats. With the release of her first two albums, 1988’s Tell It to My Heart and 1989’s Can’t Fight Fate, Dayne racked up three number 1 singles: “Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me.” Her Grammy-nominated songs could be heard across the radio dial, from Top 40 pop stations to adult contemporary channels. Meanwhile, Dayne sang in front of audiences across the world, even joining Michael Jackson for the European leg of his sold-out “Bad” tour.

As the ’80s gave way to the ’90s, she began establishing herself as a film, television and stage actress, too, appearing alongside Warren Beatty in the movie “Love Affair,” starring in Elton John’s Broadway award-winning production of Aida, and playing Grizzabella in the 2013 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of “CATS.” She also gained notice not only for her singing ability, but her songwriting skills, as well. Several of Dayne’s gold and platinum-selling solo albums featured her own compositions, and “Whatever You Want,” a song she co-wrote for Tina Turner, became a Top 40 hit in 10 different countries in 1996.

After taking a break from music to raise her two children, Dayne made a highly publicized return with her 2008 release, Satisfied. She co-wrote the album’s lead single, “Beautiful,” which climbed to number 1 on the dance charts. It was her 17th time cracking the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Two years later, Dayne performed the official theme song of the 2010 Gay Games, “Facing a Miracle.” She followed that song’s release with her 18th Top 10 hit, “Floor on Fire,” and continued making appearances on film and TV. Fans of “American Idol” even chose her as the top candidate to replace former judge Paula Abdul in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone, proof that Dayne was still a household name.

More than 25 years after the release of her single, Taylor Dayne continues to tour the world. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2012, joining other time-tested luminaries like Billy Joel and Joan Jett.

ABOUT CLEVELAND PRIDE, INC.
Cleveland Pride, Inc. (Cleveland Pride) exists to be the catalyst for bringing awareness, education, and knowledge of the queer community to the general public in order to discourage/eliminate prejudice and discrimination on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Cleveland Pride openly recognizes and embraces all individuals of the queer community that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, intersex, and straight allies; while understanding that each group identified exist in all ages, races, national origins, and physical abilities. We acknowledge that each group depends on and supports the other group(s) to sustain, nurture and develop fundamental progress in basic human and civil rights for all people.