While the pandemic may have shuttered performances spaces for our beloved drag queens, that doesn’t mean the show stops. If there’s any group that will conquer COVID with creativity, it’s the DQ community. Read below to find out about two exciting events taking place in various cities across the country. Ladies, start our engines!

Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka and finalists Rita Baga and Scarlett BoBo will star in Canada’s Drag Race: Live at the Drive-In!, premiering September 18 in Calgary, and running through October 4 with stops in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa! Hosted by Queen of the North, Brooke Lynn Hytes. 

Following this summer’s sold-out Drive ‘N Drag USA tour, World of Wonder and Voss Events have announced a brand-new experience for drag fans this fall: Canada’s Drag Race: Live at the Drive-In!  Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Brooke Lynn Hytes and starring Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka and finalists Rita Baga and Scarlett BoBo, along with fan favorites Lemon, Ilona Verley, BOA, Kiara, Tynomi Banks, Anastarzia Anaquway, and Juice Boxx,*  the outdoor concert series will premiere September 18 and run through October 4.

  • September 18 – 20: Telus Spark Drive-In in Calgary
  • Sept 29 – 30 / Oct 1: Royalmount Drive-In Event Theatre in Montreal
  • Oct 2 – 4: City View Drive-In in Toronto
  • Oct 6 – 7: The Drive-In Experience at Wesley Clover Parks in

Attendees will get the live theatrical experience from the safety of inside or on top of their cars with concert style stage and lighting, Jumbotron screens and sound pumped outside from the stage and through every car via FM transmitters.  Multiple shows will run all weekend long, from 4PM to 11PM.   Food and beverages will be available as well as exclusive merchandise featuring the star-studded cast.

Our Werq the World Tour typically plays inside large theaters and arenas,” says the show’s producer, Brandon Voss, “but we’ve moved the show outside to continue providing much needed entertainment during these crazy times.  A pandemic won’t keep our queens from ruling the stage.  The (drag) show must go on!” Brooke Lynn Hytes added, It feels amazing to be able to perform on stage in front of a live audience in my home country. I’m so excited to be reunited with this amazing cast and to be able to spread a little joy to my fellow Canadians!”

Canada’s Drag Race: Live at the Drive-In tickets are available now at https://vossevents.com.  $99 per car for two people. VIP tickets, closest to the stage, are also available for $199 per spot. Additional passengers are $30 each. All general admission spots are assigned upon arrival.  Line-Up Varies by city.

Don’t forget to read the latest issue of theBUZZ magazine for an exclusive feature with the three judges from Season 1.

Also, not to be outdone by RuPaul, Canada’s Miss Conception was actually the first Queen on the Drive-In Scene with her wonderful show, Drive-In Drag Show Canada, a live, family friendly, Vegas style variety show, performed on stage while also being projected on a large drive-in movie screen. Miss Conception, who refers to herself as a “Female Delusionist”, is one of Canada’s busiest drag performers who live sings a mix of your favorite pop hits and drive-in movie classics.  Each performance will be hosted by Jodie James and features different special guests, along with some of Canada’s most entertaining drag queens.

The first show was in Midland on July 10, with future dates in Oakville (Sept 17), with special guests Sofonda Cox, recording artist and TD Pride Ambassador, along with Jezebel Bardot, Toronto’s French-Canadian drag queen. Other dates include, Barrie (Sept 25), and London (Oct 1). Click here for tickets. Presented by Splash Events and Dragging Across Canada.

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