Event Line Up
- School of Rock: Pride Set
- Near West Theater Performance: Kinky Boots
- Protest Fashion Lab Fashion Show, featuring work form the LGBT Center’s QYou program!
- Drag Storytime with Isis
- Kitty Delux: Hula Hoop Performance
- Dusty Bucket Drag Performance
- Agata Why Drag Performance
- Apostle Jones
Pride Rocks is one our of FREE Rock the Block Community Days. Learn more about all our community programs and initiatives here!
This free event takes place on the outdoor plaza, please reserve your free tickets below. Event does not include museum admission but can be purchased below. Museum admission is always free for Members and City of Cleveland residents.
We're in Ohio. The weather won't always be perfect, but we'll do our best to make these shows happen, rain or shine.
Unfortunately, we'll have to cancel the show under severe weather.
ROCK HALL LIVE
This Community Event is part of our summer of live music and events!Check out the Full Line up!
About Pride in the CLE®
Pride in the CLE® is a key signature event in Cleveland. It is a march that aims to show off our community's strength and unity. Visitors are encouraged to come to the march being their authentic selves. Following the kick-off march, the event turns into a bustling all-day festival featuring a diverse array of vendors - areas of interest include healthcare, activism, social groups and nonprofits - as well as a robust slate of music, entertainment and DJs.
About the Performers and Performances
School of Rock
School of Rock is a performance based music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from 7 years old to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians. The School of Rock patented results-driven programs combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices, making school of rock the ultimate music school for kids and adults
Near West Theater
Community. Theater. Near West Theatre builds loving relationships and engages diverse people in strengthening their sense of identity, passion, and purpose, individually and in community, through accessible, affordable and transformational theatre arts experiences.
Protest Fashion Lab Fashion Show
Protest Garment Lab fashion show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame featuring members of the LGBT Center’s QYou program! Participants will be modeling their own creations, made with support from artists Aram Han Sifuentes and Bun Stout as a part of the ongoing Protest Garment Lab, a project in which individuals make garments that are activated and worn during protest. The garments made in this project have hidden protest banners within them to protect the wearer and when they are opened, they highlight a moment of transformation.
This program is presented by moCa Cleveland and the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland with support provided by Arts Midwest.
Drag Storytime with Isis
Kitty Deluxe is originally from Youngstown, OH, and has been hula hooping since 2011. She started by teaching hula hoop fitness classes, and started performing with her hoops in 2014. After moving to Cleveland in 2020, Kitty started incorporating her love of drag into her performances, and is now performing as an AFAB Hula Hooping Drag Queen! Kitty recently won the title of Miss Allstar Youngstown Princess in 2023 and is competing for Miss Ohio Allstar Princess this year. She specializes in circus-style hooping with multiple hoops, and is known for sassy performances with her LEDs! We hope you enjoy the show!
Dusty Bucket is a drag artist in Cleveland who produces shows such as "I'm Just Playing," "Wonderlanding," and "The Peek-a-Booth," and parties such as "Berghain't" and "Sapphic Night." They won Master of Amazement from Ohio Burlypicks in 2020, the Urgent Art Fund from SPACES in 2021, performed at Ingenuity Festival and Borderlight Festival in 2022 and will return this year, and was a featured artist at Austin International Drag Festival this year. They are a maximalist and a futurist, creating conceptual performances that expand the possibilities of the art form of drag, fringe performance, and theater.
Originally started in 2005, Amplexor is a blend of original synth-pop and experimental synth music. Up until 2021, it has been completely a solo effort by Ona Katzen. While influences of Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, and Depeche Mode can be heard, Amplexor songs are built “from the ground up”, with authenticity in sound design, lyrics, and vocals.
Since coming out publicly as transgender female in 2021, Ona has been totally reworking Amplexor to better fit her late-life-realized authentic gender identity. This artistic restart begins with a new album coming out in Fall 2023. For this new album project, her longtime friend Dustin Howie has teamed up to help take Amplexor to next-level songwriting and production. Previously, Amplexor was entirely a solo project. However, Dustin lives far away in Los Angeles, California. So, Ona still performs live entirely on her own until she finds a proper local bandmate.
Apostle Jones is a dynamic, soul band ensemble that bends styles and genres to create a uniquely collaborative energy and sound. Pulling from collective influences of rock, r'n'b, blues, gospel, and funk, the Apostles soar with original music and a contagious joy for community. The band has been a top 5 "Best of Cleveland" band in Cleveland Scene, a top act to watch in Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People issue and has played across the midwest and northeast America. The band features lead singer Mikey Silas, Love Freely (vocals), Honey Monai (vocals), Michael Haburary (guitar), Alex Zinni (bass), Rashon Blake (drums), Charlie Wilson (sax), Eric Levine (trumpet) and Owen Brodhead (keys). Apostle Jones unites audiences with the music, positive vibes and gratitude. A core value is to have fun but also to uplift each other.
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114