Thursday June 22, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Grand Avenue (186 N 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213)


Tickets are $20.00 and include access to the event, light bites, drink tickets and entertainment.

Friends with Benefits, LGBT Chamber Members and Pride Festival volunteers receive complimentary tickets.


Each year Nashville Pride celebrates those in the community that are integral in helping bring together the annual celebration.

Mark Middleton/Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer Award, given to a Nashville Pride volunteer who embodies Mark Middleton’s passion for and commitment to the GLBT community and Nashville’s annual Pride Festival

The Mark Manasco Community Service Award, given to a member of the LGBTQ community who demonstrates Manasco’s devotion to community service and GLBT organizations.

Nashville Pride Trailblazer Award, given to individuals whose pioneering work and social justice activism helped pave the way for the vibrant LGBTQ community that is celebrated at Pride, as well as around the world. 

2016 Awards

Ally Award         Rep. John Ray Clemons, Senator Jeff Yarbo                   

Rising Star       Brandon Anderson                                                     

Mark Manasco Community Service     Justin Sweatman-Weaver, Marisa J. Richmond 

Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer         Lisa Howe and the Oasis Center     

Philanthropic Business Award        Bacon & Caviar

2015 Awards

Ally Award                Pastor Stan Mitchell of Gracepointe Church and Mayor Karl Dean               

Rising Star                 Shaun Arroyo and Derrick Lachney                                           

Mark Manasco Community Service      Jim Schmidt/Joe Woolley and Greg Cason   

Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer  Allan Gonce and Covenant of the Cross Church              

Philanthropic Business Award    Erica & Chris Rain of The Chef & I and Phil Cobucci and the team at BAM! Social Business      

2014 Awards

Ally Award                                        Nashville Metro Council and Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors    

Rising Star                                         Joseph Brownell, Garrard Wesson, Bobby Thompson  

Mark Manasco Community Service   Dwayne Jenkins

Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer              Randall Roop

Philanthropic Business Award           Jack Davis, JD Events and Festivals and Jenn Garrett, Solve Solutions


2013 Awards

Ally Award                                        Nashville CVB     

Rising Star                                         Kerrie Turney,  Jessi Coggins, Jen Cowherd, Amanda Henson

Mark Manasco Community Service   Music City Sisters

Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer              Debra Hyslop

Philanthropic Business Award           Joey Brown, Play Dance Bar



2012 Awards

Ally Award                                           Shea Webber, Nashville Predators

Rising Star                                           Annie Golighty, Jennifer Bieta, Heather Hauser

Mark Manasco Community Service      Chris Sanders

Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer              Pam Wheeler  

Philanthropic Business Award             Arnold Myint



2011 Awards

Ally Award                                           Mike Curb, Curb Records

Rising Star                                           Heather Thompson

Mark Manasco Community Service      Outcentral Board of Directors

Bianca Paige Pride Volunteer              Mac and Keith Hinkle