Kesha to perform at West Hollywood Pride

Kesha West Hollywood Pride

Kesha is scheduled to headline WeHo Pride during its free concert May 31.

Kesha is scheduled to headline WeHo Pride during its free concert.

Adam Lambert, Monét X Change, Laganja Estranja and Morphine Love Dion, Niña Dioz, Jessica Betts, Owenn, and Venessa Michaels also are scheduled to perform.

The May 31 concert is part of the Outloud music festival, which will take place June 1 and 2 at West Hollywood Park. Janelle Monáe, and Diplo will headline June 1 while Kylie Mingoue will headline June 2.


The lineup for Summertramp, which will take place alongside Outloud, will include Purple Disco Machine, Kaleena Zanders, and several DJs on June 1 and Hot Chip (DJ set), DJ Holographic, Crystal Waters, and Kiesza, and several DJs on June 2.

The May 31 concert with Kesha requires an RSVP, but it has reached capacity. A waiting list is available.

The full lineup for Outloud includes Doechii, Ashnikko, Noah Cyrus, a DJ set from Trixie Mattel, Keke Palmer, Channel Tres, Yaeji, Big Freedia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Vincint, as well as emerging artists Snow Wife, Destiny Rogers, Black Polish, Salina EsTitties, Doug Locke, Jimi The Kween, and Zee Machine.

Single day tickets for June 1 and 2, which includes admission to Sumertramp, start at $99 plus service fees.

WeHo Pride announces headliners for Outloud Music Festival


Kesha, 37, is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, identifying as bisexual, though in 2022 she preferred not to label her sexuality,  stating “I’m not gay. I’m not straight. I don’t know what I am. I love people … I refuse to be anything, really, except for open to it all.”

Kesha Discography

Kesha has garnerd two No. 1  albums on the Billboard 200 with “Animal” (2010) and “Rainbow” (2017) and the Top 10 records “Warrior” (2012) and “High Road” (2020).

She also has accumulated 10 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Tik Tok,” “Right Round” with Flo Rida, “My First Kiss” with 3OH!3, “Blah Blah Blah,” “Your Love Is My Drug,” “Take It Off,” “We R Who We R”, “Blow,” “Die Young,” and “Timber” with Pitbull. Her 2009 single “Tik Tok” was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 14 million units internationally, until surpassed in 2011.

Keshareleased her fifth studio album, “Gag Order,” in May 2023.

Kesha’s career was halted between “Warrior” and “Rainbow” due to a legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, which began in 2014.

Dr. Luke lawsuit

A series of lawsuits, known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke, were exchanged between the two parties. in Kesha accused him of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and employment discrimination, while Dr. Luke claimed breach of contract and defamation. The case was settled out of court in June 2023.

WeHo Pride Parade

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper will be the Lifetime Ally Icon for the West Hollywood Pride Parade

The WeHo Pride Parade will step off at 12:30 p.m. June 2 at the intersection of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards and travel west into the heart of West Hollywood’s Rainbow District. It will end at Robertson Boulevard.

Previous Outloud performers have included Grace Jones, Adam Lambert, Carly Rae Jepsen, Years & Years, Jessie J, Lil’ Kim, Idina Menzel, Jessie Ware, and Hayley Kiyoko.

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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