Friday (3-11 p.m.)

Friday (3-11 p.m.)

Karaoke Idol Contest

Levi Kreis

Namoli Brennet

Gaye Adegbalola and Roddy Barnes

Katie Todd Band

Bitch

Eric Himan

Steve Reeder

Wayne Smith as Cher

DJ Tony C

Levi Kreis

Kreis used to tour as part of the "RENT" cast and won a Tony for playing Jerry Lee Lewis on Broadway, so it figures that there's a tinge of showtunes in his pop ditties.

Bitch

Bitch has roamed from Detroit to Chicago to NYC, picking up violin lessons from Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco's endorsement along the way. She starred in "Shortbus." She plays electric violin, ukulele and bass. Her website calls her "a music box all her own." Musically, this gender-bender is by far the most intriguing performer on the Pride docket.

Saturday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Chely Wright and band

Katie Todd Band

Fabulous Johnson Brothers

Gaye Adegbalola and Roddy Barnes

Eric Himan

Zrazy with Wahru

Namoli Brennet

DJ Sean

Unecc

Wayne Smith as Cher

Chicago Spirit Brigade

HitM ENT presents: Paying Homage

Hunter Valentine

Vanity Theft

Columbus Women's Chorus

Columbus Gay Men's Chorus

Capital Pride Band

Color Columbus

ChelseaMae

Diana Chichester

Chely Wright

Pride's headliner was already a longtime country music star before coming out in 2007. Now she's added "activist" to her resume and released the soul-searching song cycle "Lifted Off the Ground."

Namoli Brennet

Brennet breathes life into the tired singer-songwriter format not with innovation, but with simple emotion and craftsmanship. Few whispery acoustic ballads cut to the core quite like hers.