Entertainment Voices of Pride Island: Who's performing at Pier 97 for Stonewall 50 Madonna is among the performers on the 2019 Pride Island lineup. Pride Island takes place Saturday and Sunday at Pier 97. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Michael Campanella By Meghan Giannotta email@example.com @MeghGia Updated June 25, 2019 12:17 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email AGearing up for what’s on track to become one of the biggest NYC Pride celebrations to date, Pride Island has secured a star-powered lineup for its third-annual concert. The two-day festival at Manhattan’s Pier 97 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with help from LGBTQ icons Grace Jones and Madonna. They’ll be joined by some international drag queens, ballroom stars and pop performers who are sure to bring the realness. "We’re planning an action-packed weekend of live performances that will build upon the excitement of what Pride attendees know as Pride Island, for our biggest and most inclusive year yet,” Pride Island director Jose Ramos said in a statement. The first Pride Island hit Pride Week in 2017 and marked a change from the traditional “Dance on the Pier” party that was held during the Pride March for nearly three decades. A spike in popularity and attendance helped transform it into an annual LGBTQ festival. The festival, previously held at Pier 26, moved to Pier 97 at Hudson River Park in 2018 to prep for the larger-than-average crowd expected for the historic 2019 Pride March. "I couldn’t be more excited to perform in front of my LGBTQIA+ friends and the community that’s supported me for so many years during WorldPride 2019," 70-year-old Grace Jones said in a statement. Jones, who’s been an LGBTQ icon for decades, headlines the festival on Saturday, while “Vogue” star Madonna is set for Sunday, after the march. Get to know the performers before they hit Pride Island. Saturday Grace Jones The supermodel, actress and singer is considered one of today's greatest gay icons. Teyana Taylor The Harlem-born R&B artist is behind the popular “WTP” track featuring ballroom house queens that’s racked up nearly 3 million views on YouTube since its 2018 release. Pabllo Vittar One of the most famous queens in Brazil, Pabllo Vittar became the first Grammy-nominated drag queen at the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards. She received a nod for "Sua Cara,” a track released that same year with Major Lazer. Kim Petras The pop singer that topped Spotify playlists in 2018 with her breakout song “Heart to Break” has garnered a solid LGBTQ fan base. In a 2018 interview with HuffPost, the singer said she hopes her music attracts fans, rather than her transgender identity. “I just hate the idea of using my identity as a tool,” she said. A Pride Island release describes her style as somewhere between ‘90s American pop and ‘80s European disco. Amara La Negra Afro-Latina performer Amara La Negra broke into the spotlight last year with a little help from “Love & Hip Hop: Miami.” She appeared on the series and opened up about her struggle to find a place in the music industry where she could celebrate her culture. Johnny Dynell The New York City DJ has played residencies at some of the most notable local clubs, from The Pyramid Club to BoyBar and the shuttered Limelight. Sunday Abel The DJ is set to spin “classic dance floor hits,” according to a release. Morabito The NYC DJ released a sampling of her Pride Island set on SoundCloud. Madonna The singer who helped the city’s underground ballroom culture find its place in the mainstream spotlight in the ‘80s with the release of “Vogue” will “perform a couple of songs” to close out Pride Island following the Pride March. She most recently performed a surprise set at the Stonewall Inn on New Year’s Eve, during which she spoke out about spreading love. “If we truly look and we truly take the time to get to know one another, we would find that we all bleed the same color and we all need to love and be loved,” Madonna told the crowd. Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified DJ Morabito. IF YOU GO: Pride Island hits Hudson River Park's Pier 97 Saturday (2 to 10 p.m.) and Sunday (2 to 10:30 p.m.). Tickets are sold out on Pride Island’s website, but still available on resale sites. By Meghan Giannotta firstname.lastname@example.org @MeghGia Meghan Giannotta has been covering all things entertainment for amNY.com since 2016. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Pride Month: Complete coverageFrom the political to the party-minded, the city offers myriad ways to celebrate. Todrick Hall will strut his first NYC Pride March this weekend"I can see there are families with kids waving flags who are probably never going to know what it would have been like to live in a world where being gay wasn't an acceptable lifestyle 'choice.' " Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.