Since Atlanta Pride made the controversial switch from June to October, ATLiens have felt a bit left out while the rest of the country celebrates Stonewall Month. The move does allow us to escape the sweltering June heat and escape to places like New York or San Francisco Pride, but this year might be a bit different.
On Wednesday, June 20th, queer comedians Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro will headline a Comedy Night at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre.
Legendary punk band BLONDIE will headline Friday, June 22nd, with a star-studded drag show opening the night. Local queens Taejah Thomas, Brigitte Bidet, and Dax Exclamation Point are just a few of the names attached. The evening will end with a dance party with DJ Vicki Powell and the queens at the theatre's new Marquee Club.
Both nights will be hosted be local LGBTQ+ advocate, Feroza Syed.
"We are thrilled to cap off more than a dozen Stonewall Month events with these two shows at the Fox Theatre and look forward to an enduring partnership that recognizes the rich diversity of our community," said Atlanta Pride’s Executive Director Jamie Fergerson in a prepared statement.
Tickets are on sale April 20th and range between $43-125 at the theatre website or by calling 855-285-8499