Sangamon Auditorium
UIS Studio Theatre
UIS Ticket Office
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We are planning an AMAZING virtual event! There will be contests (with cash prizes), projects for you to get involved with, an online Pride store and on May 15th there will be a PrideFest LIVE event broadcast from UIS Studio Theatre, co-sponsored by UIS Performing Arts Center. This will include interviews, interactive conversations, coming out stories and live entertainment…. more info to come!

We know the importance of this event for both the LGBTQ community and the Springfield / Central Illinois communities. This will allow us a chance to get together and enjoy the day!

If you have any questions, please email Jonna Cooley, Phoenix Center Executive Director and Springfield PrideFest Event Co-Chair at

Jonna J Cooley PhD
2011  – 2021 PrideFest Event Chair 
Duane Williams
2021 PrideFest Event Chair
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About the Show

PrideFest Schedule:
1:00 PM Welcome! Community Interviews & Shout-outs
3:00 PM Music by Thornhill
5:00 PM Contest Winners
5:30 PM Drag Show

For more information: