En Vogue to Headline 16th Annual Stonewall Street Festival and Parade in Wilton Manors

May 22, 2015, 15:45 ET from Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS, Fla., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wilton Manors Entertainment Group is excited to announce that En Vogue will be the headliner on the center stage at the 16th Annual Stonewall Street Festival and Parade on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The Pop/R&B foursome of Cindy Herron-Braggs, Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones and, Terry Ellis, most popular for releasing a string of hit songs in the 1990s, will entertain the crowd with their popular hits such as "Whatta Man" and "Free Your Mind".

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"We are looking forward to presenting the crowd at this year's Stonewall Festival and Parade with our most impressive line-up of entertainment yet," said Jeff Sterling, Executive Manager of the Wilton Manors Entertainment Group. "In true Stonewall fashion, there will be a little something for everyone with a lineup of entertainers from different eras and genres."

Also performing on the center stage during the Stonewall Street Festival are Maxine Nightingale, a soul singer popular for her disco hits in the 1970s, the famous Madonna impersonator straight from Los Angeles, Venus DeLight, and electronic music performer Shemuwel. The other stages of the festival are also filling up quickly with iconic entertainers. Crystal Waters, an American house music singer, has been announced as a performer on the north stage.

"There are still more entertainers to be announced as we continue to work on making this year's Stonewall Festival and Parade a must-attend event for locals and visitors alike," said Sterling.

The 2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Street Festival begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 11 p.m. The center stage, located at NE 6th Ave., as well as the north stage, located in the Rumors Parking Lot at 2426 Wilton Dr., will feature live performances throughout the day. Vendor booths, from local, regional and national businesses and nonprofits, food trucks and drink tents will line the length of Wilton Drive.

In addition to the live performances and parade, which begins at 6 p.m., the event will feature HIV/AIDS education and testing.

Parking for Stonewall will be available in the following lots:

  • 8th Terrace Lot, Northeast 8th Terrace and Northeast 26th Street
  • City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive
  • Fort Lauderdale High School, 1600 NE 4th Avenue
  • Iberia Bank, 2465 Wilton Drive
  • Municipal Complex, 2100 Dixie Highway
  • Richardson Park, 1937 Wilton Drive

The cost is $15. VIP passes will be good at all locations.

Each year, the City of Wilton Manors joins communities across the country remembering the Stonewall Riots: a series of demonstrations staged by New York City's gay community on June 27, 1969, after they had grown tired of harassment from the Police Department, by hosting the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade.

For more information about the event, including sponsorship, vendor and participation information, visit www.wmeg.org or call (754) 200-2979.

The Wilton Manors Entertainment Group provides resources, guidance, and continuity for City sponsored cultural, social, and educational events. A committee of the Island City Foundation Inc., the Wilton Manors Entertainment Group is a non-profit 501c(3) organization.

Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.

CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 732-0754 (or) lmenekou@conceptual-communications.com


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