Epiphone has announced a special live-streamed concert celebrating Pride Month, taking place tomorrow (30 June).
The concert will feature Epiphone artists Emily Wolfe, Jaime Wyatt and Gina Chavez, and begin broadcasting on 30 June at 6 PM CT. It will be hosted on both Epiphone’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Elizabeth Heidt, vice president of cultural influence at Gibson Brands, said of the stream: “We are thrilled to honour and celebrate our artists and their authentic voices every day. Through their activism Jaime, Emily, and Gina are an inspiration to a younger generation, we stand with them and are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community.”
Jaime Wyatt added: “Pride month is so special to my heart!” adds singer-songwriter-guitarist “Being that I came out in my 30’s, I understand how important it is to have more visibility for people in the LGBTQIA community to help others find their identity. I’m grateful to have the support of such a rad company like Gibson, so I’m more visible to other LGBTQIA+ people. To all those who may be feeling lost or lonely: I have been there, and I love you.”
Emily Wolfe commented: “Pride month is about how far we’ve come. Though there is still so much work left to do, let’s celebrate every member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and our allies, as we work toward normalising differences in all forms of self-expression.”
Pride Month is recognised as June in the US, and increasingly internationally, commemorating the Stonewall riots that took place in June 1969. These were sparked in response to police violence and raids on gay and lesbian bars in New York’s Greenwich Village.
Find out more at epiphone.com.