A growing organization for LGBTQ+ community in the Otsego county region and beyond.
To the left you will see links to all the events going on as part of Oneonta Pridefest 2020 as well as the times at which they are premiering. To view simply click on what you want to see at the premiere time. It’s that easy! If you would like to view the full live stream just click on that link! And from all of us of Otsego Pride Alliance, we Hope you enjoy the show!
(If on a cell phone, links are bellow)
-4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Musical Guests including,
Evvergreen : https://evvergreen.bandcamp.com/
ENORMOUS Little Things : https://enormouslittlethings.bandcamp…
Bold Theatrics : http://www.boldtheatrics.com/
Sweet Marie : https://www.instagram.com/musicbyswee…
- 4:00 PM
- 4:15 PM
Ron Zacchi, Director of External Relations from the Division of Human Rights, presenting the 2020 Pride Proclamation from the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
- 4:30 PM
THE SONGS: IT’S ALL YOU (song 1 of 2) With band leadership, we chose what we thought were the two best performed original songs from the March session, and created a single video 11m:42s in length for you to ‘pridecast’ (as we’ve been calling it during production). Somewhat coincidentally, both songs seemed particularly appropriate for your/our purpose. The first song , called “It’s All You”, is one that some music industry veterans have told the band is not just a song that would appeal to almost any fan of popular music, but may also contain one of the best ‘bridges’ they have ever heard by any band, big or small. With equal coincidence, the chorus ends on, ‘If you want to cross that bridge, you’re gonna have to build it”, which Casey and I thought an appropriate message for OPA to send out to viewers on several dimensions – either meaning to get more involved and help in OPA’s mission, or more generically implying that to foster positive change in the world, takes proactive effort and persistence.
NORTH CAROLINA (song 2 of 2) But in terms of being appropriate for any Pride celebration, “It’s All You” takes a back seat, compared to the second song, which follows via a 5-6 second black screen we put in for your broadcasting convenience. “North Carolina” is the band’s poignant ‘rainbow anthem’ if ever there was one – and while we believe it speaks to anyone who’s ever felt unfairly treated or judged (by design of its lyricist and singer), it was actually written in response to, if not exclusively about, that state’s decision to pass laws forbidding gender agnostic restrooms. Like ‘It’s All You’, we have been told that its anthem-like first half, and action packed instrumental second half (that shows off the depth of the band’s exceptional musicianship), each hold their own, as top quality musical passages, that will again, and perhaps through even greater variety of style and tempo, appeal to nearly everyone of every age and every genre preference. As is the case with both songs and all elements of our program, they are family friendly visuals, with family friendly lyrics.
- 4:45 PM
- 4:45 PM
Thanks to the LGBTQ advocacy groups, civil rights groups and many news organizations across the country that collected and reported this information.
- 5:00 PM
Enormous Little Things are grateful to have the opportunity to participate in Pridefest again this year. We are your allies and we thank you for allowing us to join you on this day of celebration, reflection and inclusion. We miss your faces and we are saddened by the fact that we can not all be together today, but we are hopeful that next year at this time we will be reunited in the park once again. Stay well, friends. We love you all, we support you all and we thank you again for allowing us to join you.
Xoxo – Geoffrey, Shane and Matt
- 5:30 PM
Happy Pride everyone! At Bold Theatrics, we’re not only celebrating PRIDE in June, but we’re also celebrating the 2020 high school graduates we’ve worked with over the last two years. Congratulations to Andrew, Jack, Kassie, Keara, Molly, Riley and Toby!
Well, the OPA Pridefest will be different this year, but it will still happen! Even though we won’t have our super-colorful parade or experience the enthusiasm that bubbles up from the activities in the park, we are excited to share plans for a virtual event with special speakers, music entertainment, a drag show, and our annual remembrance ceremony.
We are working hard to bring you a vibrant and uplifting program, which will be streamed live on Facebook and on our website on June 6, starting at 4:00 pm. The schedule will be posted soon. Follow us here or on Facebook (Otsego Pride Alliance) for updates and details.