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This week our Friday Hot Jams will be encompassed by a Spotify Playlist devoted to Smithsonian’s Project Pride lineup to get us extra-pumped up for Sunday at 8pm ET!

In case you need a refresher, Project Pride is a virtual YouTube concert and digital time capsule of this challenging but also inspiring moment in time, and the night will showcase the creativity, resilience and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community both historically and RIGHT NOW.

It’s THE perfect way to kick off Pride. (SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN. Plus, we have some tips if you want to throw a watch party too)

It’s also totally free and open to the online public, but you can digitally RSVP here for updates and reminders like NOW THE LINK IS LIVE:

Are you ready for this line-up?!

Talent featured (in alphabetical order): Alex the Astronaut, Big Freedia, Bright Light Bright Light, Cameron Esposito, CLAUD, Dorian Electra, Girl in Red, Indigo Girls, Jake Shears, Joy Oladokun, Kat Cunning, Madame Gandhi, mxmtoon, Nakhane, Pabllo Vittar, Pet Shop Boys, Roxane Gay, Rufus Wainwright, Tig Notaro & Stephanie Allynne, Tunde Olaniran, Vincint and more. Hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro with special guests.

PLUS: participating Smithsonian museums include the Smithsonian American Art Museum; National Museum of American History; National Air and Space Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; National Museum of African American History and Culture; the Smithsonian’s National Zoo; and more.

It’s going to be incredibly special, and we are incredibly excited to share it with you Sunday night! Get your watch party affairs in order, and in the meantime, let’s have a little dance in advance, shall we?


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