Digital Drag Fest – catch your favourite RuPaul DQ’s from the comfort of your home
Digital Drag Fest rages on, with new performances added daily. Enjoy drag and other LGBT entertainers from the safety of your home, wherever you are in the world! Now extended until April 30th and perhaps beyond. Is this the new norm for drag performances?
With home quarantine a reality for many and live events upended around the world, many of the biggest names in drag are coming together for a new digital concert festival. In partnership with management company Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) and digital concert service Stageit.com, “PEG Presents: Digital Drag Fest 2020.”
Enjoy exclusive online show content with such drag icons as, Alaska, Alexis Michelle, BenDeLaCreme, Divina De Campo, Ginger Minj, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Nina West, Peppermint, Sharon Needles, Sherry Vine, Tammie Brown and Trinity The Tuck. Additionally, PEG will feature a standalone concert from out country crooner Brandon Stansell, recently dubbed by Rolling Stone Country as an “artist you need to know.”
Each 30-minute show will be a once in a lifetime live experience, which will never be recorded or re-released. Singing, cooking, comedy, lip syncing and drama are just some of the elements that will be showcased in this festival.
“Drag is about resilience, and this festival is meant to share that message during a challenging time in our world,” said David Charpentier, Founder and President, PEG. “We want to give fans an opportunity to continue supporting their favorite queens and provide a welcome distraction for drag lovers around the globe,” he continued.
About the festival, Jinkx Monsoon said: “Art endures all disasters; with art, so can we.” Trinity the Tuck added: “With all that’s going on in the world, we need an escape. Drag gives people some mental, stress and comic relief from the circumstances we face right now. I’m excited to share my art and hopefully make someone smile!” Manila Luzon said: “This is a chance to see your favorite drag queens in a totally new context where their own living rooms are their world stage!”
“I think our users are in for a treat and I hope many of them will consider attending a Digital Drag Fest show,” says Evan Lowenstein, Founder & CEO of Stageit. “We have no interest in replacing physical live events, but hopefully our service can help turn people on… to a completely new experience.”
Producer Entertainment Group has partnered with GLAAD and 50 percent of the proceeds from the show’s merchandise will be donated to the organization. “We launched this festival hoping to unite a few fans with the drag artists they love during a hard time,” David Charpentier, PEG founder and president, shared in a statement. “We could never have anticipated how overwhelming response would be around the world, from both artists and fans alike. We’re excited to work with so many talented artists on this lineup, and so pleased that GLAAD and Amazon will be part of this experience with us.”
Tickets will be extremely limited, to keep audience sizes small and the experience intimate, with opportunities to interact with artists, tip them, and potentially be awarded prizes and giveaways. Ticket prices for each show will start at an economical $10.00 USD per household. Shows will be suitable for all ages, though parental discretion is advised. For full show descriptions and tickets click here.
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