Music has always played an integral part in our lives, shaping each generation throughout the decades. Music helps us celebrate and heal in good times and in bad.

There are many famous songs that have shaped the LGBTQ+ community that we identify with as our gay anthems. For example, songs such as “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” “I am what I am,” and “Same Love”. These powerful songs have defined many of our cultures’ movements from Stonewall to modern-day Prides!

New Hope Celebrates presents this music with a live outdoor concert at our annual Pride Fair this year. Our outdoor stage will be set at New St. and South Main St. at the south entrance to New Hope in the American Legion Parking lot, ushering in the Pride season!

We are proud to present yet another great year of amazing musical entertainment from local and nationally known performers.

Pride Park can be accessed in three locations.

  1. From Canal Park on 145 South Main St. next to Moo Burger
  2. From South Main St. {By the Boomer statue}
  3. From 40 New St. – Access at American Legion Lot

PrideFest Live featured entertainment:

Headlined by Ultra Nate & The Boy Band Project – this year’s PrideFest Live Stage will be one of the most dance-worthy events of the year for New Hope!  Hosted by the incredible Miss Victoria Lace – come and FIND YOUR PRIDE with us on May 20th!

Plus a host of local queens!

The 2023 Miss & Mr New Hope Celebrates will grace the PrideFest Stage along with Cyannie Lopez and Ginger Alley – former Miss NHC’s themselves.  

See Below 2023's PrideFest Entertainment Line Up


Ultra Nate is a singer/songwriter/DJ/producer and music legend. Ultra Naté has long been adored by electronic, dance and pop fans since the early 90’s who has achieved success on the pop charts with songs such as “Free”, “If You Could Read My Mind” (as part of Stars on 54), and “Automatic”.  She is honored to be considered an icon of the Dance and LGBTQI+ communities worldwide. 

The Boy Band Project

The Boy Band Project, transports you back to a time when the boy band phenomenon dominated pop culture and TRL was appointment television. Delivered with their own special mix of handsomeness, tongue-in-cheek humor, and Broadway talent, these boys have been seen all over the world spreading their boy band love.

Christine Martucci

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Christine grew up in Hunterdon County New Jersey. Growing up in a musical family, Christine started writing songs, playing the drums and guitar at an early age. She also spent ten years in the Army which included time in Germany.

Toby Chernesky

Excited to return to Pridefest Live this year, Toby Chernesky is an energetic and engaging performer with a diverse range of vocal styles. Originally from Flemington, New Jersey, Toby is a rising sophomore at New York University Steinhardt studying Vocal Performance. He sings everything from standards, show tunes, and jazz to disco, pop, and contemporary- the kind of performer to have you movin’ and groovin’! Find more of his content and city boy experiences on Instagram @tobstertoast.

Sam Ryan

Sam Ryan (33) is a Singer-Songwriter from Lambertville, NJ New Hope, PA Since August 2018, and as recent as March, 2023, Sam has led national act ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’ as one of their lead singers; – acoustic/percussion duo ‘Bridge Beat Duo’, Other notable performances include opening for national act Robert Randolph and The Family Band and for super-group “ASIA”, SingerUniverse Magazine, Best Vocalist Contest (top five finalist).

Brianna Musco

Brianna Musco is a pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based out of New York City. Most known for her debut releases “Forever” and “Never Stay”. 

School of Rock Doylestown

School of Rock is the world’s largest and most trusted multi-location music school, with tens of thousands of musicians going through our classes, workshops, camps, and performance programs every day. Our leadership team members combine business savvy, a passion for music, and a drive with helping children succeed.

2023 Miss & Mr New Hope Celebrates

Miss NHC 2023 – Phoebe Manntrappe, is the boy/girl next door who loves cooking, camping, cars, trucks interior design and men. I have learned over the years that being different isn’t a bad thing it just means that you are brave enough to be yourself. One of my favorites quotes reads “It’s not who I am underneath. BUT WHAT I DO that defines me” 

Mr. NHC – Amita Lady, has been a local native of the New Hope/Lambertville area for over a decade. She serves on the national board of GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, a non-profit organization that aims to create safe spaces for K-12 students.

Ginger Alley

Ginger Alley is a 6ft3 tall , larger than Life Fashional Diva Queen.  Born in Runnemede NJ and currently residing in Southampton Pa. Ginger has a preternatural understanding of style and concepts of fashion.  She never fails to surprise and delight with her larger than life looks and her high standards of work.
Ginger’s drag career started in 1991 in New Hope Pa . After studying and learning the art, she quickly blossomed into a fixture of the Philadelphia drag scene. A Former Miss New Hope Celebrates, a former Miss Philadelphia, a Former Miss South Jersey Gay Pride and a Former Miss Doylestown.

Cyannie Lopez

Cyannie Lopez aka Cyannie TheBody Lopez was born in Arecibo Puerto Rico and currently living in Trenton Nj. Cyannie is an extraordinary performer who has a heart of gold. Cyannie started her major Drag Career right in New Hope at the iconic Raven at Lipstick Mondays where she be became a regular cast member of the show.  Currently, Cyanine is the reigning Miss Havana Of New Hope, as well as now your host of Lipstick Mondays every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Havana.

Mail in donations to: New Hope Celebrates, PO Box 266, New Hope Pa 18938
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