2024 Intersect: A Queer Arts Festival

Buffalo Pride Week is going to be one for the record books this year, thanks in part to the over-the-top event, Intersect: A Queer Arts Festival. Not only will this event, held during Buffalo’s only alternative pride festival, be a rager filled with an extensive line-up of music acts, there will also be plenty of other LGBTQIA+ friendly acts and entertainment to enjoy.

Mark Duggan Photography

On Saturday, June 1, starting at 2pm, two blocks of Allen Street – from Franklin to Main Street – will be closed off to automobile traffic, to ensure that this uniquely diverse celebration will be safely accommodating to artists, vendors, performers, and visitors.

Attendees to the one-day festival can look forward to family-friendly cultural curiosities such as art vendors, a sober safe space, kids activities, live art creation, installations, and a star-studded stage with performances by Buffalo’s singular queer talent. An extensive Pride vendor market will be a fantastic finishing touch on the romping Allentown escapade.

Mark Duggan Photography

There couldn’t be a better time to take Pride in Buffalo, especially with the addition of Intersect: A Queer Arts Festival – a celebration that is all encompassing and open to all.

The organizers of 2024 Intersect: A Queer Arts Festival are Mickey Harmon and Twentysixallen.

Schedule of Performances:
2:00 – 3:30 PM – DJs Nunu + Brain Buttlett B2B DJ Set
3:30 – 4:00 PM – Queer Poetry Collective Readings
4:00 – 5:00 PM – R&B + Hip Hop Pride with Jay Aquarious
5:00 – 5:30 PM – Stripteasers Buffalo Burlesque
5:30 – 6:30 PM – Vogue Buffalo
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Dyke Nyte Buffalo Talent Show
7:30 – 8:30 PM – Daphne York, Vanna Deux + Freddie Hercury
8:30 – 10:00 PM – DJ Tori Vee

A stage set up behind 26 Allen Street (Twentysixallen) bar will feature:

Drag queens Vanna Deax, Daphne York

Drag king Freddie Hercury

Local ballroom group Vogue Buffalo

The iconic Buffalo Stripteasers

Local poets

R&B and Hip-Hop

Pride’s Jay Aquarius + others

Bookending the acts are WNY’s DJ Nunu (Buf) and Brian Buttlett (Roc)

DJ Tori Vee (Buf) will close the evening

Pride Vendor Market:

Adenn Fox Creative
Alex Jusko: Psychic and Spiritual Empowerment Coach
Aura & Soul Floral Studio
Bearded Barley Leather
Bri Grace
Bue’s Beads
Crying Aliens
Dark Market Craft
Dyke Nyte Buffalo
Ghost Room Art
Granny Dave
JBs Bake Shop
Jeannine Swallow
Kaleyedascopize Arts
KayaksConoctions + KayakJewelry
Kindred Lines Collaborative
Meg McCuen Art
Pushy Plant Lady
Queen City Gallery
Queerly Odd
Reid (Green Rock Studio)
Roaring Spring Home
Serena’s Sparkles
Sober One Six
Summer Sun Sisters
The Plant Outfitter
Tin Prince Photography
Transformation Station Buffalo
Transmute Life
Tribute Woodworks
Tug Together
WNY Man-Made Men

Sponsorship provided by Council Member Mitch Nowakowski, The Allentown Association and 26 Allen Street.

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