Entertainment: 2019 On Stage

Emcee Gosh Alice Jones

Gosh Alice Jones is passionate about Pride. She is a seasoned performer and has been involved with the community from Provincetown to Rochester, Duluth to Rochester and beyond! She has been a part of SCMN Pride and considers Mankato a home away from home. She is looking forward to meeting new family and sharing her vision of personal freedom and social responsibility!


Brandy Merlot

Hey there everyone! Miss Rochester, Brady Merlot saying hello and Happy Pride!! I've been gracing the stage for almost 1 year... well ok fine, 12 if u must know. A lady never reveals her age, lol. I've had a blast doing it currently reside in Rochester, MN and am a General Manager at a locally owned Subway in Byron!! Come on in to say hello and grab a bite to eat. I wanna say a huge thank you to all who plan to and are coming out to the festival and remember YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL in your own way!! And to Miss Jess, I miss and love you like no other!!!

Chanel East Coast

Chanel East Coast is all about love and acceptance.  She's a local to the Mankato area for the last 8 years, originally from Springfield, MN. Her first performance was at the Gender Bender Drag Show in 2015 and has been spreading love a Pride festivals ever since.  This girl's got thighs and loves fries, so grab your own fries and come sing and dance with Chanel East Coast at the Mankato Pride Festival!

KC Jae

Hi my name is KC Jae. I've been doing drag for three years. I'm a dark show tunes performing clown. I love the freedom that comes with drag. I host a show at The Coffee Hag called Coffe Drag so come check us out. I am excited to see you all at the Pride Festival in September. Make sure you say hello. 


Nate Boots

From the bend of the Minnesota River, North Mankato acoustic alt-folk singer-songwriter Nate Boots performs songs of heartbreak & hope, reality & trope, service & purpose, and history & mystery in a style that's electrically authentic. He enjoys candlelit dinners, losers more than winners, green leafy vegetables, news sources which are credible, wild horses and ponies, both daisies and peonies, blue as color or mood, and skin that's tattooed. 

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South Central MN Pride, Inc.

PO Box 3012

Mankato, MN 56002


Email: festival@scmnpride.org

South Central MN Pride, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote pride and visibility for LGBTQ and allied communities in South Central Minnesota.