Long Beach Pride 2019: Latin stage to feature Pablo Montero, Diana Reyes, Selena Tribute Band

Selena Tribute Band

The Selena Tribute Band will perform on the Latin stage at Long Beach Pride on Sunday. Photo: Courtesy image.

LONG BEACH — Mexican singers Pablo Montero and Diana Reyes and the Selena Tribute Band will perform on the Latin stage at Long Beach Pride.

Long Beach Pride Festival

The Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday in downtown at Marina Green Park and Rainbow Lagoon along Shoreline Drive from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets, $20 each day plus service fees, are available online. Tickets at the gate will be $25.

Seniors 65 and older as well as all veterans with valid identification will not have to pay admission to the Pride Festival.

Pride officials have expanded the Senior Fun Zone at the festival.

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Long Beach Pride Parade

The Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade will start at Lindero Avenue and Ocean Boulevard on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The parade grand marshals include a drag queen, TV actress, and various community members.

Here’s everything you need to know about the festival, parade, and road closures.

Latin stage

The Latin stage has been renamed the Estrella Jalisco Stage after Anheuser-Busch came onboard as a corporate sponsor.

Montero will headline Saturday from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Selena Tribute Band will play from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., and Reyes will perform from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

Montero, 44, who also has acted in Mexican telenovelas, released his first album, “Donde Estas, Corazon?,” in 1999. Montero has nine other albums under his belt, including 2006’s “Que Bonita Es Mi Tierra,” 2007’s “Mi Tesoro Norteño,” and 2011’s “El Abandonado.”

Diana Reyes

Reyes, 39, is known for singing duranguense. She has released three gold records since 2004: “La Reina del Pasito Duranguense,” “Las No. 1 de la Reina,” and “Te Voy a Mostrar.”

The Selena Tribute Band pays homage to Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the Mexican-American singer who was called the Queen of Tejano Music.

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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