Bluegrass Pride, a California-based non-profit with a mission to uplift LGBTQ+ folks in roots music, is proud to announce the first weekend of their month-long pride celebration and virtual festival, Porch Pride, which will feature Lavender Country Live! On Sunday, June 6 at 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT Bluegrass Pride members, followers, and fans are invited to join the organization in kicking off Pride Month with music, conversation, and fellowship with seminal Pacific Northwestern queer country group, Lavender Country, featuring Patrick Haggerty. The event will be hosted by Bluegrass Pride board member, acclaimed roots musician and scholar Jake Blount.
All Porch Pride events are FREE to attend, but Bluegrass Pride encourages those who are able to donate to support all of the artists on the Porch Pride lineup as well as supporting the ongoing work of Bluegrass Pride. Get more information and donate here.
Lavender Country blazed onto the PNW country scene in 1973 with a beautifully transgressive and controversial self-titled, self-released album that made waves with its single, ‘Cryin’ These Cocksucking Tears’, prompting the industry to blackball Lavender Country and frontperson Patrick Haggerty for decades. In the time that’s elapsed, Haggerty and the band have remained committed to their radical, activist, anti-fascist roots. In recent years, they’ve received ample acclaim for their trailblazing efforts in the ‘70s and beyond, and they have collaborated with artists and icons such as Trixie Mattel and Orville Peck.
Bluegrass Pride is so excited to open their Porch Pride festivities with Lavender Country, deliberately and overtly paying tribute to the radical, progressive, and anti-fascist roots of the modern queer rights movement, of LGBTQ+ Pride, and of American roots music.
Tune in on Sunday, June 6 at 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT for Lavender Country Live with Bluegrass Pride! via Bluegrass Pride’s website, YouTube Channel, or Facebook page.
‘I Can’t Shake The Stranger Out Of You’ – Lavender Country live: