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2022 Pride Festival

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

This year’s Seventh Annual Druid City Pride Festival presented by

Mercedes-Benz US International will be October 2, 2022 at Government Plaza in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 1-6 PM! Joining the amazing line up of musicians, entertainers, and vendors will be headliner - Matteo Lane and our host - ABC 33/40's Stoney Sharp! There will also be a fantastic children’s area for the little ones and pets are welcome!

(See Matteo and Stoney's bios below)

Many THANKS to our 2022 Festival Sponsors! Without you none of this would be possible.

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2022 FESTIVAL HEADLINER AND HOST
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Matteo Lane

Headliner

Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen on Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup. He’s also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Crashing and Will & Grace.


Matteo is currently developing an animated series Kickass Drag Queen, together with Bob the Drag Queen, Gary Sanchez and Unicorn Island Productions, and co-hosts the podcast Inside the Closet together with Emma Willmann.


Not limited to just stand up, Matteo also performs a live cabaret, Streisand at the Bon Soir, to great critical acclaim. Fluent in five languages and with a singing range of six octaves, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer before starting his comedy career.

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Stoney Sharp

Host

Stoney Sharp is the Co-Host of ABC 33/40's Good Morning Alabama. He has filled several roles during his decade-long television news career including anchor and entertainment TV host. Jimmy Fallon, Dolly Parton, Liam Hemsworth, and multiple other celebrities have graced his microphone.

He won an Associated Press award for Breaking Sports News after Lane Kiffin’s departure sparked a student-led riot at The University of Tennessee. Stoney has also snagged an Emmy nomination for his news reporting.

Before an 8-year stretch at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Stoney’s TV career began in his hometown of Columbus, Mississippi at WCBI-TV. He is a graduate of The University of Alabama’s Department of Journalism & Creative Media.

Stoney has a passion for live breaking news and entertainment news. When he’s not at work, he’s most likely pumping iron in the gym. His favorite vacation spots are Seaside, Florida and Los Angeles, California.