First Friday: Beach, Please!
COWABUNGA! Are you ready for a totally tubular time with the First Friday crew? Put on your swim trunks and make sure to wear your sunscreen because it’s going to be hot, Hot, HOT!
Doors open at 7pm where you’ll be greeted by our First Friday legend Antara with guest Chris Cheney. They will be playing their original music for the early portion from 7-8pm.
Then it’s time to boogie on the beach with DJ Llu spinning tunes from 8-10pm followed by DJVU from 10pm-1am.
Your hostess with the most-ass, Nikki Champagne, will be in-house entertaining you all night long.
Tickets in advance are just $5
$10 day of show
Antara with Chris Cheney
Whether busy conjuring variations of rhythm folk poetry in song lyrics or exploring the percussive-like dynamics of her trademark guitar riffs, independent folk songstress Antara continues to establish herself as a 'new' folk artist that is expanding the forefront of women’s music and the independent folk movement. Having performed professionally for a dozen years in more than 500 venues throughout New England, Canada, The Midwest and The South, Antara’s unique fusion of rhythmic folk music and interactive coffee house performance capitalizes on a consistent sharing of the sociological perspective that shapes her life, love and work.
DJ Llu is a life-long queer Vermonter, based out of Burlington, VT who makes radio on WRUV-FM weekly and spins in local clubs and at area events frequently. When Llu is in the club, Llu puts together eclectic sets of pop, hip-hop, mashups, and dance tracks that ignite any dance floor.
DJVU is a Vermont-based musician, producer, and DJ who has played clubs throughout New England, held residencies in Burlington VT, and toured the country as the touring DJ for pop singer Neon Hitch.
Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne are your hosts for the evening! Emoji & Nikki are the dynamic queens and have been featured on Stuck in Vermont, WCAX, and Seven Days. Both have headlined and hosted several of the Queen City's biggest drag shows including Glitter & Duct Tape, Paint: A Drag Cabaret, The Vermont Pride Festival, Queer Pop-Up Dance Party, and SASS.
As co-producers of Queen City Drag Cabaret, the queens curate shows that provide a safe space for performers and audience members of any identity: a non-misogynistic, non-racist, and non-sexist show whose focus is on the art of performance. We ask that all members of the cast, as well as audience members, respect this space by being aware of inclusive language, personal boundaries, and most of all mutual respect (in other terms: no T, no Shade, no Pink Lemonade squirrel friends).