Diva and gay icon Cher will be stretching her vocal chords at NYC Pride this year. According to USA Today on June 18, the singer of hit songs such as “Believe”, “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Strong Enough” will join a list of A-listers at New York’s Dance On the Pier! on June 30.
This will be the 27th year of the Dance On the Pier! event. Over the years the event, which raises funds to support local LGBT non-profit organizations and annual Pride festivities, has featured other major divas in the singing world such as the late Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Cyndi Lauper and Janet Jackson.
Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride said in an email statement:
“NYC Pride is thrilled to welcome Cher to the stage of this year’s Dance on the Pier! Her performance will be one of the most memorable in the history of this world-class party.”
It has already been a big year for gay rights and shaping up to be a big year for Cher who is set to release yet another album in her long, successful career. When the two collide on June 30, it will be quite the party on Hudson River Park’s Pier 26.
The announcement coincides with Cher’s performance on NBC’s “The Voice”on June 18. She will be performing the premiere of her new single “Woman’sWorld” from her new album titled “Closer to the Truth” set for release on Sept. 24.