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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 8pm 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 8-9pm.

Then it’s time to boogie on the beach with DJ Llu spinning tunes from 9-11pm followed by DJVU from 11pm-1am.

Your hostess with the most-ass, Nikki Champagne, will be in-house entertaining you all night long.

Ages 18+
Tickets in advance are just $5
$10 day of show

Steph Pappas ofThe Steph Pappas Experience received her first harmonica at age 12 as a Christmas present in lieu of another train set. She was born in Jamacia Plains, Boston, Massachusetts on July 5 (so essentially this is her big, gay, & FABULOUS birthday party). Her early love of baseball nearly led to another career, but influenced by legendary players such as Odetta, Led Zeppelin, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin the guitar was calling her name in which Steph found her true calling.

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).