St. Petersburg, FL (June 8, 2019) – St Pete Pride was informed over the weekend that singer and recording artist Rita Ora has cancelled all upcoming tour dates, including her appearance at St Pete Pride, scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019. “Our team was notified on Saturday, June 8th, that Rita has cancelled all upcoming events for the next several weeks due to unforeseen circumstances” says Luke Blankenship, Executive Director of St Pete Pride. Blankenship added St Pete Pride and their partners are actively working to schedule an alternative act for Saturday evening’s Post-Parade performance.

The upcoming Pride Celebration will be held Friday, June 21st through Saturday, June 23rd in Downtown St. Petersburg. More information, including a complete schedule of events, can be obtained by visiting

According to Blankenship, meet and greet tickets as well as VIP tickets purchased for Rita Ora will be refunded to all ticket holders. Email for more information.


About St Pete Pride

St Pete Pride is a 501(c)(3) organization who produces and manages the largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in the State of Florida.  In 2018 more than 250,000 people attended St Pete Pride events over the three-day Pride celebration.

Contact: Luke Blankenship Executive Director, St Pete Pride (813) 751-7037