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    Night Festival & EDM Rave Set for Silicon Valley Pride 2016

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    This year we transform Silicon Valley Pride into a hot rave on the streets of San Jose. Get ready for an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) party and night festival on Saturday, August 27, from 6–11 pm. This will be our first ever night festival, so be sure not to miss it!

    Complete with top DJs from around the country and the best laser light show the Bay Area has ever seen, our first EDM will go all out to please. Cosplay, games, Happy Hour cocktail prices, dancing under the stars and hooking up with long-lost friends … what more could you ask for?

    From RuPaul’s Drag Race we will present Jujubee, Delta Work and Mayhem Miller. Our Main Stage, Latin Stage, live bands, sexy DJ’s, Salsa performers, and dance troupes are but a sliver of the entertainment package that awaits festival goers on Sunday.

    Appearing on stage will be the wonderfully talented Diana King. King has been at the top of the U.S. Billboard, R&B and Reggae charts, and has also topped the charts in Japan and the U.K., earning platinum and gold records respectively. What else is left? King’s musical talents led to her being on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums list in the number 1 position.

    On June 28, 2012, via her Facebook page ( King bravely declared to her fans, “Yes, I am a Lesbian.” She is the first Jamaican artist to ever publicly come out.  Jamaica is known for its extreme violence and intolerance towards the LGBT community.

    If you are looking for diversity, talent and a musically mesmerizing experience, King will surly deliver.

    With songs topping the charts in Australia and the U.K., Inaya Day is guaranteed to rock Silicon Valley. Day also reached the number 2 spot on the Billboard charts here in the U.S., and will have those of us on the streets of San Jose begging for more.

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    Day has appeared with the likes of Michael Jackson, Big Daddy Kane and was a co-writer of Missy Elliott’s “Gossip Folks.” Day is a singer and songwriter you will not want to miss.

    Caravanserai is the fourth studio album by Santana. It is also the name of an extremely talented band performing at this year’s festival. So well loved and appreciated from last year, this extraordinary group is being brought back for a repeat, and longer, engagement.

    Lead guitarist Leo Herrera, through his painstaking care and keen skills, ensures that the guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, timbales and congas deliver and bring everyone to their feet.

    Caravanserai is one of the best Bay Area bands around!

    Houston native and singing powerhouse, Jeanie Tracy, is the proud and deserving recipient of prestigious awards and is an inductee into the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.

    Tracy, having sung background vocals with Martha Wash and Izora Armstead, better known as Two Tons of Fun, has captured the attention of audiences around the world. Billboard is no stranger to her talents and skills.

    The entertainment for Silicon Valley Pride Festival 2016 is simply the best in many years.

    The line-up represents and embodies true diversity and inclusion.

    Visit our website for the latest entertainment updates and additions.

    Thaddeus Campbell is the CEO and President of Silicon Valley Pride.