Country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Chely Wright will headline Milwaukee's 24th annual PrideFest, which takes place this weekend.

More than 30,000 revelers are expected to attend the 3-day Gay Pride event that takes place each year at the Henry Maier Festival Park.

On Saturday, Chris Crocker “edutaines” on the Miller Lite stage, followed by rap music duo Salt-N-Pepa and RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 contestant Carmen Carrera.

The following night, Nashville invades when Rimes and Wright share the stage at 7PM.

Twenty-eight-year-old Rimes is a strong ally of the gay community. During an appearance last year with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, she dedicated her final song to gay teens who had been bullied to death.

“It's been an incredible year, but also a very tragic year for a lot of young gay men and women who have been taking their own lives because they can't be themselves,” Rimes said.

When she started to choke up, an audience member yelled out, “We love you!”

“It's really sad when people can't be themselves,” she added before singing The Rose in a duet with the chorus. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Wright is the first high-profile country music singer to come out gay. Her coming out experience was told in the documentary film Wish Me Away.

In April, Wright announced she and girlfriend Lauren Blitzer are engaged to be married.