Celebrity ambassadors will turn the heat up in Puerto Rico, as they grace the island again, for Xscape Puerto Rico Arts & Cultural Music Festival at the official hotel partner, Wyndam Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, from May 26th – May 29th, 2017.
The XSCAPE lifestyle destination festival caters to professional gay men and women of color along with supporters of the LGBT community. Guests will enjoy an action packed weekend consisting of three nights of theme parties, live entertainment by national recording artists, cultural excursions on the island of Puerto Rico, the LGBT film festival, financial workshop seminar, health & wellness workshops, the Vanguard Awards All White Gala and much more!
Grammy Award Winning singer Brandy Norwood will receive the “Woman of Soul: Lifetime Career Achievement” Award. Additional 2017 Festival Ambassadors include: Monifah and her wife Terez Thorpe, Ariane Davis, AzMarie Livingston, Patrick Riley, Juan & Gee Smalls, DJ Toni K, Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess, DJ Tryfe, Cliff Boyce, Chef Will Brown; and more to be announced.
The XSCAPE Executive Producers, Gregory Douglas and Maurice Foley, continue to join forces to produce this monumental yearly festival and ensure every guest has an unforgettable experience while celebrating life, love, success and empowerment. For further information and celebrity updates please visit the website: www.XscaperPR.com
The confirmed celebrity ambassadors and Vanguard Award Recipients are:
BRANDY – WOMAN OF SOUL AWARD: LIFETIME CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
EVA MARCILLE – MODEL ICON AWARD
RAVEN SYMONE – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
DEREK J – REALITY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
ANGELA ROBINSON– ACTRESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
ROSE GARCIA – RISING STAR AWARD
CANDICE GLOVER – RISING STAR AWARD
B.SLADE – TRAILBLAZER AND VISIONARY AWARD
SAMPSON MCCORMICK – LGBTQ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MICHAEL WEINSTEIN – HUMANITARIAN AND LEADERSHIP AWARD
BISHOP OLIVER CLYDE ALLEN – COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AND LEADERSHIP AWARD
ANGELA McCOUGHTRY – ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
XSCAPE PR IS PRESENTED BY AIDS HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION
501C3 charity non-profit partners of the event:
The Gentlemen’s Foundation- Atlanta
National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities- Atlanta
Abounding Prosperity- Dallas
Project Briggs- Washington DC