Plans for next weekend’s for SF Pride are beginning to crystallize, as the downtown and Civic Center areas typically draw a million people in a two-day fest that culminates in Sunday’s parade and lavishly corporate-branded afterparty. The peeps at the San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee just added a bit more star power to the Saturday and Sunday Civic Center Plaza party, with 60s girl group icon and Rock’Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector just announced in addition to their existing lineup of local and nationally known acts.
Spector is best known for her work as the lead singer of The Ronettes, who charted five Top 40 singles during the mid-1960s. She returned to prominence in 1986 by singing background vocal in the Eddie Money single “Take Me Home Tonight” that referenced the Ronettes’ biggest hit “Be My Baby” which is seen above.
The other big names lined up for Sunday include Betty Who (she’s also playing a big party at the Armory on Saturday night), Cazwell, Madame Gandhi. Saturday’s acts include Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret (whom SFist adores), DJ Holographic, MVMNT, and several of the performers who run The Stud.
The full lineup for both Saturday and Sunday is available at SFPride.org.
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