TLC to Headline San Diego's 2018 Pride Festival: Exclusive

Dennis Leupold


Iconic girl group TLC will headline their very first Pride event this summer at the 2018 San Diego Pride Festival. The Georgia-formed group will be leading more than 90 other acts for the city’s annual festivities.

“We are so looking forward to performing at San Diego Pride,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins said in a statement. “There is so much power in expressing yourself without fear. We hope all LGBTQ people will stand proud and be exactly who they are. Persist with Pride!”

The Grammy-winning group has seen nine of their songs reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty” all reaching the coveted No. 1 spot.

The festival’s theme this year is “Persist With Pride,” a message of the enduring spirit the LGBTQ community has embodied throughout history and must continue to embody through difficult political times.

“Chilli and T-Boz of TLC have consistently used their platform to uplift the LGBTQ community and to create positive conversations around HIV and AIDS that literally changed and saved lives for decades,” said Fernando Lopez, San Diego Pride’s executive director. “We are honored to have them join us at San Diego Pride’s Festival.”

The festival will take place in San Diego’s Balboa Park from July 14-15.

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