GALA The Gay And Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast
1060 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Pride in the Plaza
Central Coast Pride in the Plaza 2019
Pride Entertainment at a Glance
GALA is proud to sponsor an afternoon featuring fantastic music and live performances. Check out the schedule of events below for details about the big day. Pride in the Plaza begins at noon, and the live entertainment begin at 1:30 PM. Scroll to the bottom of the page to preview our performers.
- 1:30 PM | Jill Knight & the Daylights sponsored by Spirit Winds Physical Therapy
- 2:45 PM | Local Drag Divas sponsored by Dr. Denise Taylor
- 4:00 PM | Soft People
- 5:00 PM | Headline Performance by American Idol star, Ada Vox
NOTE: Start times and stage assignments may change at the last minute. Thank you in advance for understanding!
Join us immediately following Pride in the Plaza downtown at The Libertine Brewing Company for the Pride After Party. for hors d oeuvres, DJ music, dinner, drinks and dancing.
Our Headline Performer – Ada Vox
Ada Vox isn’t messing around. She put judge Katy Perry, and America, on notice: she is in this life to win it!
A San Antonio based drag queen who sang her heart out on ABC’s “American Idol,” Ada became a Semi-finalist, something that would have been unheard of several years ago. Her appearance marks a first for the show, and people still talk about her performance of The Animals “House of the Rising Sun” as one of the stand-out auditions of the season.
Rewind five years to 2013 when Ada Vox auditioned for Fox’s American Idol back when she was known as Adam Sanders. In one of his Season 12 performances, he got a standing ovation from three of the four judges with his performance of Etta James’s “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Despite this, he not only got eliminated after Hollywood week, but had to endure
taunts, teasing and threats from people on social media.
Ada did not let that deter her from her dream and when she heard the show was coming back to ABC, she decided to audition again as Ada Vox, a person with a lot more confidence and an innate belief in herself. “I was an OK singer as Adam. But I’m a hundred times better now than I ever was then. I’m vocally better, I’m a better performer, I’m a better entertainer, I’m more prepared as an adult to take on the challenges that come with a competition like this.”
Upon her departure, none other than superstar judge Lionel Richie said, “Listen, I want to say – you have to know how special this is to have you on this show. You are a movement unto yourself. I am telling you, I’m so proud of you, keep it up my dear, it’s fantastic.”
Ada has released her first single “Because of You” written by Janice Robinson (Kristine W., Deborah Cox) and produced by Bimbo Jones (Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga). She’s excited to share it with all the people (#Voxies) who embraced her on this go-round of American Idol and to brand new audiences as she continues to tour the globe.