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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

SANTA CLARA, CA. — California’s Great America will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Pride Night, presented by 99.7 Now!, Alice@97.3 and LIVE 105, on Friday, May 23, kicking off Pride Month for the Bay Area. Debuting 15 years ago as an evening for the gay community, Pride Night is now an all-inclusive celebration for the entire LGBT community. Pride Night’s 15th anniversary will deliver performances from world-class entertainers on multiple stages.

Pop duo Karmin, which has struck platinum and recorded two #1 dance hits, including Brokenhearted and Hello, will rock the main stage. Igniting the blogosphere in 2011, Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan posted a cover of Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” on YouTube that went viral. The duo’s sound of catchy hooks and crazy rap verses is “a new sound — we like to call it ‘swag-pop.” The duo has performed on national television for Ellen DeGeneres and Saturday Night Live.

Ross Mathews, host of the hit show “Hello Ross” on E! will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Mathews recently released his first book, Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence [Grand Central Publishing] which quickly became a national bestseller. In addition to Man Up and “Hello Ross,” Mathews can be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and is a fixture on E! News and E! Network’s live red carpet awards show coverage.

“We are proud to have hosted Pride Night for 15 years, an event that has become a tradition in the Bay Area, and is reflective of its diversity,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg.

This year’s star-studded lineup also includes British pop star Neon Hitch, drag queen pop group DWV (Detox, Willam, Vicky Vox), DJ Luis Perez, and Bay Area drag queen Pollo Del Mar. In addition, 99.7 NOW!’s St. John and LIVE 105’s Aaron Axelsen will also entertain guests.

For the most up-to-date information about Pride Night 2014 or to purchase discounted presale tickets online, visit

California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to California’s Great America, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

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