Pre-Pride on the East Side: Cleveland Queens Rock the Grog w/ DJ ZOE
Sponsored in part by Pride In The CLE & The Ohio Burlesque Festival!
Doors 9pm | Show 10pm
$7 in advance / $10 day of show
Welcome to the inaugural Grog Shop & LGBT Center’s Pre-Pride Show of the season! Our inaugural event will showcase some of Cleveland’s finest talent!
This event is made possible by hard working teams of people all over Cleveland who have heightened talent and passion for art. The mission was established by Taylor Hartman (Anhedonia Delight) and the mission was simple: Showcase and premier prime LGBTQ talent typically held on the West side and Downtown of Cleveland to the East Side.
Taylor’s goal is to celebrate acceptance, diversity, art, and freedom. By making this event up with the wonderful LGBT center and Grog Shop staff, we can make the dream come to a reality. The Cleveland Queens are now here to ROCK the grog with their finest and most outrageous entertainment!
Samantha Echo: Samantha Echo is a Cleveland drag and Burlesque entertainer. She is the 2017 Ohio Burlypicks master of lip-sync, is a contestant on season 8 of The Instagram murder competition, Murder Manor, and a selected performer at the 2017 and 2018 Austin International Drag Festival.
Terri Mann: Terri Mann is one of our Cleveland drag kings and has been impersonating Liza Minelli for over 40 years!
Nate Puppets: Nate Puppets is the bastard love child of Divine and Wayland Flowers. Performing puppets all over the city of Cleveland for the past decade. Nate has been featured in the puppeteers of America journal, performed in the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, has had puppet work featured in the Austin International Drag Festival and RPDR and is banned from the International ventriloquist convention.
Anhedonia Delight: Anhedonia Delight is a rising star residing in Cleveland Heights. Her name was inspired by the years spent studying psychology in her Master’s program in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She prefers to incorporate a mixture of high energy, emotion, and eclecticism to tell stories in her performances. She will have been performing as a drag queen two years this August, 2018.
Veranda L’Ni: Veranda is “Cleveland's Tallest Drag Entertainer”, creator of the Drag Pride flag, as well as, headliner and adviser for the Austin International Drag Foundation & Festival. She is the Producer of the All Ages Cleveland Drag Showcase, Queens of The 9 and Drag Bingo!
Ginger Breadhaus: Ginger Breadhaus, or some might say Beardhaus, is a Cleveland drag queen known for her stunning beauty and that time she was on Live PD, but don't worry she is still a good cookie. Come get a taste.
Aurora Thunder: Aurora Thunder, voted Cleveland's Best Drag Queen 2017 by Cleveland Scene magazine, prides herself in being a creative drag entertainer and makeup artist that defies the world of drag and gender expression - one sprinkle of glitter at a time!
Peach Fuzz: Peach Fuzz is the juiciest fruit in Cleveland! Designer by day and twirler by night, she’s the sweetest peach you’ll ever m(eat)
Lady J Martinez: Lady J Martinez is the world's first Doctor of Drag queen history with a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. She recently became the first drag queen to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Pride. Lady J currently serves as the Official Drag Historian for the Austin International Drag Foundation and was also a selected performer for the Austin International Drag Festival the last two years. She has performed and taught classes on drag herstory everywhere from Leather Pride in Texas to the Ohio Burlesque Festival.
Kardi Redd Diamond: Kardi Redd Diamond is one of the Amazing Dancing Divas of Cleveland!
Carly Üninemclite: Carly Üninemclite is a new school comedy queen and concept artist. She has been doing drag for 2 years, just graduated from Cleveland State University with her BA in Theatre and currently works as a costume constructor for cedar point in Sandusky Ohio. Carly loves playing with gender and challenging the conventional practices that we in the drag community feel we must follow to receive validation.