Nightlife

Pride 2022 Guide: Drag Shows in the Queen City

Celebrate Charlotte Pride with the Queen City’s most glamorous hostesses, ready to bring the house down. Organizers have spent countless hours planning a month full of high-energy drag spectacles sure to dazzle. Check out our roundup below and get ready to bring the pride, bring the love, and bring those dollar bills!

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Burial Brewing

When: August 13

Join DKO Entertainment for a drag show with a D.J. set by Funkhaiser, and beer releases from Burial Brewing.

Midtown Tavern

When: August 13

Join Lilli Frost and The Vanity House queens for brunch at Midtown Tavern, every second Saturday of the month. Guests are welcomed by D.J. Vanna Vanity when doors open at 11 a.m.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

When: August 19

Former National Entertainer of the Year Buff Faye hosts Buff Faye’s Taste the Rainbow Pride Diner, a buffet dinner with a show, featuring a sequin-studded cast of queens on stage.

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Ink N Ivy

When: August 19

The Vanity House presents their fourth annual Pride Fest with special guest RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Jorgeous. Showtime is from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

When: August 20

Continuing the party and special guest appearances at Ink and Ivy, Vanity House brings us RPDR contestant Jasmine Kennedie to headline on Saturday’s show, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Resident Culture South End

When: August 20

DKO Entertainment presents Culture Shock Drag Brunch with special guest appearances, with doors at 11 a.m. and show at noon.

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The Artisan’s Palate

When: August 20

The Artisan’s Palate Life’s a Beach! Drag Brunch is a beach themed charity drag brunch, with proceeds benefiting Families Forward Charlotte. Brunch and show from 11:30-1:00.

Oh My Soul

When: August 20

Tickets to Buff Faye’s LOVE IS LOVE Drag Brunch include family-style dinner service and fabulous show, and happens to be Charlotte’s first all-vegan drag brunch.

Angeline's

When: August 20

Each $150 ticket is priced for two people and includes Vanity House's drag performance, a three-course brunch menu and a mimosa or bellini per guest. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Trevor Project.

Merchant and Trade

When: August 20

Vanity House hosts a Sunday Funday Drag Day Party from 2-5 p.m., with their cast of glitzy queens.