Walk the Moon will perform the evening of Friday, June 7 and Toni Braxton will perform the evening on Saturday, June 8 on the Pennsylvania Lottery Stage located at 9th & Ft. Duquesne Blvd.. It will be the first time either act has ever performed at a Pride event. Tickets are on sale at PittsburghPride.org/Tickets or at 888-45-TICKETS.
Over the course of her career, Toni Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums worldwide, won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, and seven American Music Awards, among numerous other accolades. It’s been her distinctive, sultry vocals and her androgynous look that led her to a huge LGBTQ following. “It’s very easy to emulate Toni Braxton on both sides. Over the years I think that might be one of the reasons my LGBTQ fans have connected with me. I am who I am. I’m an androgynous artist and I’m comfortable in my own skin.”
Opening for Toni Braxton is Rina Sawama, a Japanese-British singer/songwriter and model who identifies as pansexual. She has quickly become an important figure in the LGBTQ community, unapologetically embracing her queer identity with empowering ferocity. Her 2018 track “Cherry” explores her sexual identity and “features several people of color queer dancers fully embracing their femininity as that’s something you don’t see. The movement is based around the struggle of coming to terms with what society has told you is wrong, but in the end is a justified feeling.”