TLC set to headline San Diego Pride Festival 2018

San Diego Pride Festival returns, featuring four-time Grammy award-winning group TLC as its Sunday headliner on July 15th.

“We are so looking forward to performing at San Diego Pride!” said Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. “There is so much power in expressing yourself without fear. We hope all LGBTQ people will stand proud and be exactly who they are. Persist with Pride!”

Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, the group quickly rose to fame, and became the best-selling American girl group of all time, earning four multi-platinum albums and four number-one singles: “Creep”; “Waterfalls”; “No Scrubs”; and “Unpretty.”

“We’re excited to have Chilli and T-Boz perform at their first Pride ever and join the list of artists who have graced our stage and stood proud with our community,” said Gardenia Partridge, entertainment director of San Diego Pride. “We look forward to announcing the full 2018 Pride festival lineup, which showcases a spectrum of local and emerging LGBTQ artists, as well as some strong, talented, vocal allies.”

San Diego’s Pride Festival will take place on July 14-15, 2018 in Balboa Park and will include over 90 acts across four stages, including breakthrough LGBTQ acts from international and local artists.

“I am so proud of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers and staff who are giving their all to create the best Pride Festival to date,” said San Diego Pride Executive Director, Fernando Lopez. “Having headliners who uphold the integrity of advocacy for the LGBTQ community is key to ensuring Pride’s Festival is more than just a weekend party. Chilli and T-Boz of TLC have consistently used their platform to uplift the LGBTQ community and to create positive conversations around HIV and AIDS that literally changed and saved lives for decades. We are honored to have them join us at San Diego Pride’s Festival.”

A limited amount of TLC meet-and-greet tickets are available, and tickets for San Diego Pride Festival are currently on sale at

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All proceeds from the festival support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropic efforts and year-round education and advocacy programs.

Check out Billboard Pride’s article for the full story.


About San Diego Pride

San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.