Bold Love Fest

Words by Emily Cannon

A festival for bold love in the Bold City, the Bold Love Fest is a concert and festival celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride for all. The inaugural event, producedy by Bold Events, will take place at Daily’s Place on June 15. The festival will feature artists such as Ava Max (with hits “Sweet But Psycho” and “Kings & Queens”) Aly & AJ, G Flip and VINCINT with host Monet X Change and Trinity the Tuck, winners of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars” season 4.


The inaugural event hopes to bring support from the Jacksonville community to bring everyone together in a shared love of music. “ Bold Love Fest should be a place for everyone to come and let go of what they are dealing with and just dance and have a great time.” said VINCINT about his performance at Bold Love Fest. “It is going to be high energy and full of new music.” 


Bold Love Fest will also feature local vendors from Jacksonville organization Queer Market as well during the festival. Queer Market hosts events every second and fourth Sunday with vendors that are queer or queer allied for the Jacksonville community as well. “We wanted everything for this to be very intentional from the artist lineup to vendors for the event.” said Stephanie Lynn, director of marketing for Bold Events. “We want to uplift organizations in this community that are already in place and bring awareness to them.”


This event hopes to bring a celebration of love and pride to Jacksonville and show that love lives here. “There really has not been a big Pride event in Jacksonville, and we want to show the LGBTQ+ community that they belong in Jacksonville and they are fully supported,” Lynn said. “We do not want to take away from other pride events happening around town as well such as Pride Brunch at Tulua Bistro and the Pride Parade in St. Augustine happening on June 15th as well.” Lynn stated. 


The event will be hosted by Winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race Allstars season 4 winners Monet X Change and Trinity the Tuck who will start the show with a performance as well. This event hopes to create a fun event for all to come and feel themselves in the community where they may feel underrepresented at times. 


A kickoff to this event will take place at Hardwicks Bar on June 7.


Tickets are now on sale at