Village People, Martha Wash to headline PrideFest 2017

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The Village People and Martha Wash will headline the 29th annual PrideFest celebration at Norfolk's Town Point Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Courtesy of Village People)
The Village People and Martha Wash will headline the 29th annual PrideFest celebration at Norfolk’s Town Point Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Courtesy of Village People)

NORFOLK – For its 29th year in Hampton Roads, PrideFest is bringing the Village People and Martha Wash to the party at Town Point Park.

PrideFest, scheduled for Saturday, June 17, will include games, local LGBT history and the nation’s only pride boat parade. Local performers will share the stage with Wash, the “original weather girl” and the Village People

Wash is behind some of the most recognizable tracks of the ’80s and ’90s, including “It’s Raining Men,” “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” “Strike It Up,” and “Everybody, Everybody.”

The Village People celebrate their 40th anniversary in music this year. The group has sold more than 100-million recordings worldwide, featuring hits like “Y.M.C.A,” “Macho Man,” “In the Navy,” and “Go West.”

“We’re excited to celebrate 29 years of Pride in Hampton Roads at PrideFest 2017 on June 17 at Norfolk’s Town Point Park,” said Michael Berlucchi, president of Hampton Roads Pride. “Festival headliners Martha Wash and the Village People are iconic international performers. Our theme this year is ‘Out, Loud and Proud’ – Martha Wash and the Village People personify that message and we can’t wait to share this free concert and festival experience with everyone in Hampton Roads.”