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.
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.
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
Vocalist, pianist, show host and teacher
Bilingual singer, dancer, entertainer
Houston singer, songwriter and emcee Morena Roas Photo: courtesy
Singer, rapper, dancer, emcee, ruler of MollyNation
Hip-hop artist with a seductive edge
Country singer Paisley Fields
Queer country artist
Houston synth-pop duo Space Kiddettes
Photo: Karo Cantu / Karo Cantu
Kitschy, lovable synth-pop duo
R&B singer who evokes Prince
Houston performer and producer Luis Cerda Photo: courtesy
Wildly talented producer and performer
Houston performer Roxanne Collins is a renowned Tina Turner impersonator. Photo: courtesy of Roxanne Collins
Houston trans and drag icon
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.”