Voice of Pride

Do you have the talent to be the next Voice of Pride? Then get ready to take the stage and show us what you’ve got during San Diego Pride’s Voice of Pride singing competition. The winner will open for a Pride Music Festival headliner and receive a $1000 cash prize.

Event dates and locations:
3/21    Numbers Night Club
4/14    SDSU Campus
5/09    Cheers
6/13    Flicks
6/14    San Diego County Fair
6/27    FINALE: San Diego LGBT Center

For more information please contact Urbano Pelicon at [email protected].


  • Arrival Registration Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Must perform to prepared accompaniment track or one live instrument
  • First 10 performers to sign up will have the opportunity to compete
  • Registered contestants are permitted one opportunity to perform; no exceptions.
  • 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Performances of registered contestants

Venue Performances:

  • Three consistent judges will evaluate and critique all performers at every venue.
  • After all 10 contestants perform, the judges will deliberate the winner of the venue event.
  • Venue winner will receive a $50 gift card and advancement to the finale.

Finale Event:

  • 6pm – 8pm Mix and mingle reception
  • 8pm – 10pm Voice of Pride Finale.
  • Finale winner will win the opportunity to open for a headliner on Sunday, ride in one of the sponsor cars in the Pride parade, and receive a tax deductible award of $1,000.

Official Voice of Pride Rules:
1. Must be at least 21 years old to perform at the bar venues.
2. Must be at least 18 years old to perform at San Diego State University.
2. No fee to enter the competition.
3. Only single entries; no duets or groups.
4. Participants who would like to sing to live accompaniment are required to contact San Diego Pride prior to the event in order to better prepare unique accommodations.
5. Registered contestants consent to San Diego Pride using their image with no further compensation or prior notice regardless of gained popularity from the Voice of Pride.
6. In the interest of fairness, San Diego Pride employees, active volunteers, and current board members may not compete.
7. San Diego Pride has the right to modify or cancel this competition at any time without any advance notice.