NASHVILLE, TN (April 27, 2020) — Nashville Pride (Our Pride Encompasses Nashville) released the following statement today regarding the impact of COVID-19.
The Nashville Pride Board of Directors has officially postponed the 2020 Nashville Pride Festival and Parade that was planned for June 27 and 28 at Public Square Park. In addition to the creation of more virtual and digital experiences, the team at Nashville Pride will be planning a celebration for the fall of 2020.
Nashville Pride is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our community, partners, vendors, and artists and we will do everything possible to ensure a safe operating environment. Information provided by public officials, healthcare professionals, and industry experts will guide our decisions in the coming months.
The Board of Directors of the annual LGBTQIA+ celebration were optimistic that a celebration for the community could move forward but with the continued uncertainty around large gatherings and their dedication to ensuring a safe environment for all attendees, the organization decided it was in the best interest of the community to alter plans.
Following Metro and State guidelines, Nashville Pride anticipates producing events in the Fall of 2020 to celebrate the history, resilience, and pride of our LGBTQIA+ community.
Nashville Pride has made several changes to it’s operations over the last few weeks and will be engaging in efforts to provide connection for our community during this time.
- Nashville Pride Board and Committee meetings have moved to remote meetings to reinforce social distancing. (https://www.nashvillepride.org/board)
- Nashville Pride’s Community Visioning Project work has moved to virtual meetings and have reopened the task forces to allow for greater participation. (https://www.nashvillepride.org/cvp)
- Nashville Pride is planning a new virtual production of Nashville Pride Live to showcase the immense talents of our community on a streaming platform. (https://www.nashvillepride.org/live)
Additional details leading up to our fall event schedule will be announced in the weeks ahead.