First Friday

First Friday

Sade Bolger, DJ Llu, DJVU

Fri, Nov 02, 2018

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

Showcase Lounge

$5 advance | $10 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

First Friday
First Friday
Sleigh belles (pretend to) sing, are you listening?
At Higher Ground, queens are glistening
A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight
Partying at a Winter Wonderland

Gone away are your worries
Here to stay are the flurries
DJs play the songs
As we dance along
Partying at a Winter Wonderland
In the Showcase Lounge we'll be shining
Glitter, bowties, heels, and a crown
They'll say are you ready
and up the stairs we'll go climbing
To grace the stage
all clad in our sparkling gowns

Later on, we'll perspire
As we dance with ones we admire
Don't be afraid
To attend this fun event that we've made
Partying at a Winter Wonderland

YES, come party with us at First Friday: Winter Wonderland!

DJs Llu and VU will be supplying the sounds, with special drag performances through the night. As always, your hosts Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne will perform and be in-house entertaining you all night long.
Sade Bolger, DJ Llu, DJVU
Sade Bolger just turned 20 years old, has been in Vermont his whole life, and is proud to be a part of the lgbtqa+ community here. He's been performing for over 10 years and is so excited to be playing Higher Ground!

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/

DJVU is a musical moniker of Matthew Binginot, a Vermont musician, filmmaker, photographer, and designer. Obsessed with creating, mixing, and performing music, DJVU's productions stretch to all corners of house music including melodic house, trance, disco, garage, and synthwave styles. In addition to playing guest sets at venues through North America and Europe, DJVU has toured and performed at festivals, clubs, and events of all kinds. He currently holds club residencies in Burlington, Vermont and produces music for several New England music projects. No matter where he is performing, DJVU's sets are an amalgamation of melodic musical mixing, unique visual performance setups, and non-stop energy.

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/