~ Gazebo ~
Brittany Lynn and her drag troupe, the Philly Drag Mafia, have been performing at casinos, restaurants, and concert venues all over the tri-state area for over 25 years! Brittany Lynn is not only the “Don” of the Philly Drag Mafia, but she also created the Miss Fancy Brigade (the only all LGBTQIA Mummers Brigade that proudly marches every New Year’s Day in the parade), and she created the Drag Queen Story Time program for the Philadelphia Library system, museums, and Philadelphia Parks and Rec.
Maddie, a junior at Lower Merion High School, is so excited to be part of Pride at the Park. She has been playing the guitar for over seven years now and has recently been performing at many charitable events. Some of her musical influences include Phoebe Bridgers and Julian Baker. She can’t wait tosee everyone this June!
Kate Dressed Up
Kate Dressed Up has toured the Eastern US from Boston to Chicago and as far south as North Carolina. Immediately following the radio premiere of their Key Studio Session for WXPN, they were named one of the ‘32 N.J. bands and artists you need to hear in 2022’ by NJ.com/The Star Ledger. Their upcoming album was produced by SPHMRE at Flux Studios in New York City, set to be released spring 2022. Recent singles have been featured in The Key (WXPN), NJ Digest, Asbury Park Vibes, NEPAudio, and several other NJ and Philadelphia publications.
Gloss is a pop fusion group formed in 2020. The band consists of Sophia Grosshauser (vocals/keys), Mollie Schechter (drums), Isabella Amada (bass), and Corinne Kite-Dean (guitar). Their music pulls from various genres including jazz, synth pop, funk, latin and more, leading to a sound that is difficult to define. Their first EP was heavily inspired by a cut and clean indie/R&B vibe, while their most recent flirts with more intense pop production while maintaining the harmonic and compositional palette of jazz fusion and contemporary R&B. Though the group is still in its infancy, they’ve solidified their place as one of the heavy-hitters in the Philadelphia scene. With the energy they put into making sure that every live show is different and exciting, they’ve gained a sizable following of fans that come to see them week after week.
~ Kids Corner ~
Balena Canto (she/her) the song-wielding siren with a voice snatched for the gods! Born on the southern coast of Italia, Balena Canto sang out to sea conjuring a passing humpback whale who took her to a distant and mysterious land called “Philadelphia.” Balena’s favorite thing about her home is a local delicacy called, “water ice” (helps soothe the singer’s throat). Balena’s mission in life is to bring joy, laughter, and perhaps a tear or two (she is an opera singer after all) to her audiences through song. She firmly believes in the transformative and healing power of music and the performing arts. She has already made a name for herself performing in many of the leading shows and competitions in the Greater Philadelphia area including her own drag opera extravaganza, Fach Off which she co-hosts with Good Judy, Zsa Zsa Dali every quarterly at Philly’s Tabu! She is also a frequent cast member in Cleo Phatra’s Gay Bill, Wednesday night’s at Philly’s Tavern on Camac! Just like the iconic Whitney Houston, Balena believes that, “the children are our future,” and frequently hosts Drag Queen Story Times at many of the area’s libraries teaching the next generation about diversity, self love, creativity, and acceptance.