Disco Drag at the Varsity Center on June 25


The Varsity Center and Blanch DuBois will be hosting Disco Drag on Friday, June 25, as part of Southern Illinois’ Pride celebrations.

The event is an all-ages show and set to kick off at 3 p.m. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

From the Facebook event page:

We’ve all been waiting for it, and it’s finally here! The all-ages drag show is returning to The Varsity. Come help us celebrate Pride Month as Southern Illinois’ best drag performers come together to present a disco-themed event.

The multi-faceted show features comedy, dancing, live singing, lip-synching, games and stories by queens and kings. The godmother of drag herself, Blanche DuBois, is the evening’s emcee. Joining Blanche on stage will be Jodie Santana, Faim Lee Jewls and Idina Rimes and Rain Foxx. One of our favorites, Christina Garnette, will be the evening’s hostess.

This is an all-ages show, and The Varsity welcomes young people; however, the show can be on the risqué side, and those 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25. Tickets are $8 for adults or $4 for students with ID. They are available in advance at www.thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com. Tickets are not available in advance at the venue but will be available on the night of the show, when doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6.

Come early and enjoy a special cocktail at the bar and the company of Christina and the Varsity staff. Bartender Alex Socorro will be mixing special drinks for the evening.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $4 for students.