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Chron concerts: Houston artists celebrate Pride

Chron Concerts presents a virtual mini-festival for Pride Month. Photo: courtesy (photo collage)Chron Concerts, my bi-weekly, at-home performance series has been going strong for three months, showcasing some of the best talent in Houston and beyond. But this edition of Chron Concerts is going to be a little different. A little more colorful. WORK: 24…

Chron Concerts presents a virtual mini-festival for Pride Month.

Photo: courtesy (photo collage)

Chron Concerts, my bi-weekly, at-home performance series has been going strong for three months, showcasing some of the best talent in Houston and beyond.

But this edition of Chron Concerts is going to be a little different. A little more colorful.

WORK: 24 songs by Houston acts for your Pride playlist

Eleven acts have contributed stellar performances to celebrate Pride Month. All of them are part of the LGBTQ+ community. And all of them deserve your attention.

They’ll perform at 11 a.m. Friday over at the Preview from the Houston Chronicle Facebook page. The lineup includes Christina Wells, Russ Martinez, Leo King, Morena Roas, Nate Drop, Paisley Fields, Space Kiddettes, Hank Honey, Sherez, Luis Cerda and Roxanne Collins.

This year’s Pride celebrations will look very different. Instead of the traditional festival and parade, this weekend’s activities include a rally and march at City Hall in response to the protests against police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the deaths of several transgender people.

Artists from all over the country are continuing to perform live without leaving their homes. It’s become a necessity as coronavirus cases are very much on the rise. That means singer and bands have lost most if not all of their income. Livestreaming has become more important than ever.

Chron Concerts, then, has become a way for artists to safely showcase their talent and entertain you. And trust, you will be with this lineup.

If you like the Preview from the Houston Chronicle page now, you’ll get a notification for our next Chron concert. They happen at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Happy Pride, Houston. Check out the acts below.

Christina Wells

Houston singer and ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinalist Christina Wells

Photo: Tasha Gorel / Tasha Gorel

“America’s Got Talent” semifinalist, Pride Superstar 2016 winner, powerhouse diva

Russ Martinez

Russ Martinez

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Vocalist, pianist, show host and teacher

Leo King

Bilingual singer, dancer, entertainer

Morena Roas

Houston singer, songwriter and emcee Morena Roas Photo: courtesy

Singer, rapper, dancer, emcee, ruler of MollyNation

Nate Drop

Nate Drop

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Hip-hop artist with a seductive edge

Paisley Fields

Country singer Paisley Fields

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Queer country artist

Space Kiddettes

Houston synth-pop duo Space Kiddettes

Photo: Karo Cantu / Karo Cantu

Kitschy, lovable synth-pop duo

Hank Honey

Hank Honey

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Dance-pop heartthrob

Sherez

R&B singer who evokes Prince

Luis Cerda

Houston performer and producer Luis Cerda Photo: courtesy

Wildly talented producer and performer

Roxanne Collins

Houston performer Roxanne Collins is a renowned Tina Turner impersonator. Photo: courtesy of Roxanne Collins

Houston trans and drag icon


  • Joey Guerra

    Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle. He also covers various aspects of pop culture. He has reviewed hundreds of concerts and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from Justin Bieber to Dolly Parton to Beyonce. He’s appeared as a regular correspondent on Fox26 and was head judge and director of the Pride Superstar singing competition for a decade. He has been named journalist of the year multiple times by both OutSmart Magazine and the FACE Awards. He also covers various aspects of pop culture, including the local drag scene and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

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