First Friday

First Friday

Khaosity, DJ Llu, Empress Crystal Jonez

Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Showcase Lounge

$5 advance | $10 day of show

This event is 18 and over

First Friday
First Friday
See which flavor you like and I'll have it for you / Come on into my store, I've got candy galore / Don't pretend you're not hungry, I've seen it before / I've got Turkish delight baby and so much more

Licky, licky, yum, yum - it's FIRST FRIDAY - Candy Shoppe!

Doors open at 8pm where you’ll be greeted by some major eye-candy: up-and-coming hip-hop act, Khaosity. They will be rapping their original music for the early portion from 8-9pm.

That sweetness will be sure to get you stuck at the party, and it only gets sweeter from there with DJ Llu spinning tunes from 9-11pm. Empress Crystal Jonez makes their First Friday debut with some extra confections for the dance floor from 11pm-1am. It will be so sugary-sweet, you won't wanna stop dancing to the beat.

And don't forget the midnight drag show - featuring splendid performances from your hosts as well as special guests, Shani (2017 Vermont Drag Idol winner), and Shay Dee (2018 Vermont Drag Idol: All Stars winner). You'll definitely want a lick of their lollies.

As always, your hosts Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne will be in-house entertaining you all night long.
Khaosity, DJ Llu, Empress Crystal Jonez
Khaosity is a 21-year-old Green Mountain hip-hop artist currently signed to Heartless Ent from the heart of Vermont. Khaosity has a love for music that is unmatched and has been planning his career since 3rd grade. Khaosity who has high functioning autism and he's goal is to inspire other people with mental health issues that their disability is an ability and to never give up on their passion. Khaosity will be Raising Money & awareness for autism for the entire year of 2018 giving 100% of his earnings to Autism Speaks. Khaosity has no limit on genres he covers, Khaosity has gained the respect and positive support from artists including Kingbread, BL SPITZ, S.I.N.SIZZLE, Colby Stiltz, Self Portrait, Mister Burns, Learic and the rest of Cultural Chemistry. With lyrics that are genuine and from the heart and with lyrical content that channels a lot of emotion through past. Khaosity as performed alongside artists such as Shy Glizzy, Wiki, Kottonmouth Kings, Kosha Dillz, Jarren Benton and Chris Webby. https://soundcloud.com/haosity

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. https://www.mixcloud.com/djllu/

Empress Crystal Jonez is otherwise known as Mercedes Mack, the new badass chick DJ on the Burlington scene. You may have heard her on the Brown n' Out podcast or perhaps danced to her amazing set at the Whatever Floats Your Boat event earlier in the summer.

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.
https://www.nightpagne.com/

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).
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/