Featuring an all-new lineup with pop star JORDY dominating the North Shore stage
June welcomes summer-time breezes, evoking a welcoming, new season and one of the largest celebrations of the year in Pittsburgh — Pride Month kicks off with iconic greatness with Pride on the Shore bringing the best of the best to Stage AE. Expect a full line-up of music royalty with LGBTQ+ performers plus artists, allies, vendors and more on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023. Gates open at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased online.
The best part? JORDY, an LA-based singer and songwriter, will be gracing the stage with his fresh flair on pop music featuring some new songs from his latest album, BOY, along with a show-stopping performance — the perfect cocktail for an unforgettable start to Pride Month this year.
In his new album, which is available on all major music platforms, JORDY stays true to himself while showcasing his vulnerable coming-of-age story that resonates with many unspoken or quiet voices of the LGBTQ+ community across America — igniting the next generation of talented, young artists uplifting marginalized queer communities through innovative, raw music.
“You know that honest music is the best kind of music,” JORDY amplifies. “When you’re writing songs, you should be writing songs about your true experiences, and that’s what makes something so relatable.”
JORDY’s humble yet energizing approach to telling his true story is what makes BOY genuine and impactful by empowering his internal conversation and processing his inner child. Whether it be the closeted pain during his teen years, family relationship dynamics, his mental health journey, trials and tribulations of love in adulthood, and more, there’s nothing on the album that doesn’t pull at the heartstrings or make you want to get up and dance it out in the name of self-love rebellion.
JORDY has earned acclaim from Rolling Stone, PAPER, Billboard, People, The Huffington Post, and Consequence of Sound as well as performing on The Today Show. From there, he’s now traveling the world from London, Manchester, West Hollywood, Salt Lake City, and Chicago to making a pit stop in the City of Champions for Pride on the Shore.
Being a part of something bigger is what JORDY envisions in this album by leveraging more representation for the LGBTQ+ community and most importantly, who he is at his core — a man who has always found music as a safe space to trailblaze his own identity and success — a double win.
JORDY reflects, “I feel like these songs exist because of those inner child experiences and these songs are also for that inner child who needed to hear music from this perspective.”
It’s hard to choose what songs are his favorite because each one is an ode to pivotal moments in his life and layered personality. Alas, JORDY does mention a few songs including “Hypothetical Party,” which nods to his social anxiety and homebody nature or his musical bop of “IDK SH!T,” paying tribute to pretending to know what we’re doing in life as adults. Plus, other must-listen mentions include “Unburnable” and “Story of a Boy.”
Notably, though JORDY is a homebody at heart, he commands the stage by reclaiming his power from being bullied throughout his developing years to young adulthood.
“I was bullied and excluded from groups of friends. I felt awkward and invisible at middle school parties because I knew that people didn’t want me there,” JORDY mentions. “My way to be seen was to get on stage and to have an audience in front of me so I joined choir, theater, and acapella to find my safe space and feel my most confident [self].”
JORDY is a prestige example of taking one’s power back and gifting something extra special to the world — a fresh perspective that oozes from his latest album. He’s looking forward to being a part of Pride on the Shore to share his talent with Pittsburgh and beyond.
JORDY concludes, “The lineup is iconic. Fletcher is my girl along with Betty Who and Ava Max. It’s the best of the best. I am honored to be included and put on a great show.”This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.