LOVELOUD Festival Raises Over One MILLION Dollars for LGBTQ+ Organizations!

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LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T reached its goal of raising $1,000,000 Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT.  This year the LOVELOUD Foundation is donating its proceeds from the festival to LGBTQ+ organizations including Encircle, the Tegan and Sara Foundation and the Trevor Project.  The SOLD-OUT festival saw people coming from all corners of country, and Lt. Governor Spencer Cox read an official proclamation from Governor Gary Herbert that declared July 28, 2018 “LOVELOUD Day” in Utah.

Hosted by Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T, featured sensational performances by Grammy® Award-winning artists Imagine Dragons, Zedd and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda along with Grace Vanderwaal, Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn and A.W. Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Cameron Esposito brought the house down as she performed and emceed the day’s festivities.  Apple CEO Tim Cook capped off an exceptional lineup of uplifting and inspiring speakers and performers that included actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough, actor and singer Jussie Smollett, Ellen Show star Kalen Allen, Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, Grammy-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter, musician WRABEL, singer Mary Lambert, Olympic Freeskier Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy, actress and dancer Heather Morris, comic Dana Goldberg, and singer-songwriters VINCINT & Parson James. The event also featured exquisite performances and choreography by several notable celebrity all-star dancers. A complete list of guest speakers and performers that appeared at the fest can be found below.
2018 LOVELOUD Festival Featured Speakers and Performers
Alexia Meyer
Alfonso Ribeiro
Ash from Encircle
Benji Shwimmer
Blair Imani
Brooklyn Fullmer
Carmen Carrera
Chelsie Hightower
Dana Goldberg
Dan Reynolds
Drew Scott
Gus Kenworthy
Heather Morris
Jaxon Willard
Jaymz Tuaileva
Jonathan and Oksana Platero
Julianne Hough
Jussie Smollet
Justin Tranter
Kalen Allen
Lt. Governor of Utah Spencer Cox
Kathy Tu
Malece Miller
Mary Lambert
Parson James
Steve and Barb Young
Tegan Quin
Tim Cook
Tobin Low
Westminister Slam

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