Radio show host of the most-listened-to Top 40 morning show in the U.S., Elvis Duran, will preside over the 2016 Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival as Grand Marshal, announced Mark Fernandes, chair of the Pride Board of Directors. As Grand Marshal, Duran will lead the enthusiastic and colorful parade that is expected to draw more than 100,000 spectators on Sunday, April 10. The Miami Beach Gay Pride parade kicks off at noon along famed Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets and will be followed by the Pride Festival with live performances from multiple stages, as well as over 100 community booths and refreshments.
As the self-professed “maître d’ of the mornings,” Duran and his on-air crew entertain listeners with up-to-the-minute entertainment and pop culture news, celebrity guests, hit songs, and regular features such as the gossipy “Entertainment News,” popular trend reports in “What’s Trending,” and the ever-popular prank “Phone Taps.” Broadcasting live from Z100 in New York and Y-100 in South Florida, “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” consistently ranks #1 across multiple demographics and top markets, attracting a weekly listenership of more than 5.5 million fans. The show also airs on iHeartRadio.com, the iHeartRadio mobile app, and The Elvis Duran Channel on www.ElvisDuran.com. In addition to radio, Duran is a frequent correspondent on “The Today Show” and “Extra TV.”
Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to an event on the global stage with A-list celebrities such as Mario Lopez as Grand Marshal in 2015, Gloria Estefan as Grand Marshal in 2014 and Adam Lambert performing in 2013. Attendance has grown as well. An estimated 15,000 spectators turned out for the first Pride parade in 2009; an estimated 130,000 attended the event in 2015, which attracted not only South Floridians, but also visitors from throughout the world.
Miami Beach Gay Pride is produced with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority. For more information, visit www.miamibeachgaypride.com.