Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Nelly Furtado will close New York City Pride 2017 at Pride Island on Sunday, June 25.
A new three-day cultural experience, Pride Island will also feature Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara, Years & Years and Deborah Cox. It will take place Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25 at Pier 26. Pride Island offers a reimagined take of Pier 26 where music and community take center stage. Chus & Ceballos, Cindel, and Scott Martin will join Furtado for Sunday’s finale.
Pride Island isn’t necessarily replacing the iconic Dance on the Pier. However, organizers are trying something new this year to offer diverse programming to Pride attendees with an objection of inclusivity. Pride Island is a ticketed event, but Pride Festival will still be free and open to the public.
Furtado joins a star-studded list of Sunday performers that include Cher, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Ariana Grande.
“Pride Island was created to celebrate the heart of our community with each day representing a different musical sound,” said Jose Ramos, Pride Island Director. “Nelly Furtado closing out our three-day experience will be one for the record books.”
Gaining steam in the year 2000 with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, the Portuguese-Canadian singer hasn’t slowed down since. Furtado’s spell-bounding solo hits such as “I’m Like a Bird,” “Turn off the Light” and “Say It Right” are impressed in the history of pop music. Her collaborative pop smashes with Timbaland for “Promiscuous” and “Give It to Me” featuring Justin Timberlake, will move the crowd for Sunday’s dynamic closing.
With a career that spans two decades, five albums under her belt, and more than 16 million records sold worldwide, Nelly Furtado is back in the limelight. Her recent studio album, The Ride, is a bold comeback project taking fans along a spectacular ride with her.