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Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival 

When: Sat., June 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2018
Price: $10
www.pridesanantonio.org/lgbtq-festival.html
Organizers at Pride San Antonio have announced an all-star lineup of performers for the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival on June 30 in Crockett Park. Three of the acts on the slate are veterans of The Voice, NBC’s singing competition. Performers announced so far include the following. Angel Bonilla: Earlier this year, Bonilla became the first transgender contestant on The Voice. She is originally from Laguna, Philippines, and currently lives in Los Angeles where she pursues her singing career. “As early as five years old, I already knew that I am a girl trapped in a boy’s body,” she told host Carson Daly during her first appearance on the show. “Growing up in a very conservative family, it was very difficult for my father.” Bonilla was eliminated from the competition before the finals but continues performing around the country. Bidi Bidi Banda: Austin’s all-star Selena tribute band is making its second appearance at the Pride SA festival. The band is fronted by Stephanie Bergara, who has Selena’s name tattooed across her forearm in red. Bidi Bidi Banda’s interpretation of Selena’s greatest hits has propelled it into national prominence, with the group now performing across the country at gigs like Mandalay Bay House of Blues in Las Vegas, Slim’s in San Francisco and Union Club in Los Angeles. Stephanie’s Child: The drag queen trio known as Stephanie’s Child features the voices of Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo and Rosé. The three were featured on The Voice opposite Jessie J on the season 13 finale. Winner of Best Cabaret and nominated for Best Group at the 2017 New York Nightlife Awards, the group performed the National Anthem at the 2017 LGBT Winter Gala, honoring Betty Buckley. Each member of Stephanie’s Child is a celebrity in her own right. Jan Sport was named one of the “Insanely Beautiful Drag Queens You’ll Wanna Follow On Instagram” by Buzzfeed. Lagoona Bloo was nominated for Best Vocalist at the New York Nightlife Awards. Rosé — a recent winner of Lady Liberty, New York’s largest drag competition — was called “a razor-tongued tigress with slayage in her blood” by Out.com. Nedra Belle: When Chris Weaver took the stage for a blind audition on The Voice, the judges had no idea what he was about to unleash. Weaver, who performs in New York as Nedra Belle, took the judges by storm as he let loose with a soulful rendition of “Try a Little Tenderness.” Weaver, who performed on The Voice as himself, was eliminated during the playoff rounds. However he was asked to return to perform in the show’s finale last December where he performed “Bang Bang” as Nedra Belle. Sandra Valls: Comedienne Sandra Valls, a native of Laredo who now lives in Los Angeles, has been featured in two Showtime specials, The Latin Divas of Comedy, and Pride: The Gay and Lesbian Comedy Slam. Curve Magazine has called Valls “one of the top badass comics to watch for.” Valls makes frequent appearances in San Antonio where she has performed as part of the Queer Queens of Qomedy Tour.

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