Denver GLBT Center Proudly Announces “EnVogue” will headline PrideFest!

by Dede Frain

En Vogue to bring its powerful vocals to Denver PrideFest

DENVER — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center) is making sure that the 35th anniversary of Denver PrideFest is one to remember.
This week The Center confirmed that the original funky divas — R&B group En Vogue — will be headlining the Main Stage/Ultimate Event series at Denver PrideFest 2010 in Civic Center Park on June 20 at 3 p.m.
“When En Vogue takes the stage on June 20, the energy will reverberate throughout Civic Center Park,” said DeMarcio Slaughter, Denver PrideFest Main Stage Entertainment Coordinator. “En Vogue shows that we are continually raising the bar on the entertainment lineup for PrideFest.”
Originally formed in 1988, En Vogue has sold more than 20 million albums and singles worldwide, according to Billboard.com. They have won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history — a total of seven — along with three Soul Train Awards, two American Music Awards and seven Grammy nominations.
According to Billboard Magazine, En Vogue was the 18th most successful act of the 1990s and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time. The group has spent more than 2,800 weeks on various Billboard charts.
En Vogue’s hit songs include Hold On, Lies, My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It), Givin’ Him Something He Can Feel, Free Your Mind and Whatta Man (with Salt-N-Pepa).
The Center introduced the Ultimate Event series for PrideFest four years ago. Previous artists include CeCe Peniston, Martha Wash, Sophie B. Hawkins and Deborah Gibson.
Denver PrideFest is a two-day celebration of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. Produced by The Center, the mission of Denver PrideFest is to create a fun, safe and empowering space to celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of the LGBT community in Colorado.
Founded in 1975, Denver PrideFest celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2010. It will be held in Civic Center Park on June 19 and 20.
An estimated 275,000 people attended Denver PrideFest in 2009, creating $23 million in economic impact for the Denver metro area, according to a survey by Birchhill Enterprises.
The Center would like to thank the sponsors of Denver PrideFest 2010: CoorsLight, Three Olives Vodka, Comcast, Fox 31/2 The Deuce, Purple Avocado, At the Beach, El Dorado Springs, Babes Around Denver, CH2M Hill, Small Planet Foods, Kaiser Permanente, Element, Wells Fargo, Progressive Insurance, Public Service Credit Union, US Bank, Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Magnolia Hotel.
The GLBT Community Center of Colorado is the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population. It serves as a catalyst for community organizing, support services, social activities and cultural events. To learn more about The Center, click here.

Join us in celebrating the 35th annual Denver PrideFest, June 19 and 20, 2010, produced by The Center. www.denverpridefest.org

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