2021 Festival Applicants and Profiles
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|Rebecca OQuinn and Kate Bryant|
Rebecca and Kate come to you from the honky Tonkin south sharing their love for all things Dolly, Patsy, Loretta, Tammy, Kitty, Wanda, and more. In the great tradition, these big voices with big hair will take you straight back to 1962.
Queen Elizabeth of the South, Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2015
Euphoria has been doing drag for 14 years in Asheville, NC. She is the promoter for the pageant Miss Spotlight Newcomer. She has been in the community since she was 18 and hasn't stopped pushing to give newcomers a platform to perform on. She makes her costumes, hair and jewelry.
|Viktor Grimm Couture|
Viktor Grimm Couture got his start 8 years ago as a Trans drag king working with Lgbt organizations in Asheville. His love for the community as well as his passion for the drag artform has lead him to create a new platform for Drag Kings and other forms of queer entertainment that isn't necessarily traditional drag queen drag. His Show Kingdom has helped many entertainers hit the stage themselves and encourages everyone to be their own type of artist. Viktor has also competed in several drag pageants achieving 9 titles including 3 national titles. He is the current reigning National USA Unlimited 2021
Inspiring the rhythm of your soul to the surface with my groove and gymnastic feats.
|Rocky Horror Music Show|
Rocky Horror has been a sensation for nearly 50 years. First as a Stage Show, then as a movie and now as a Live Music review. Rocky Horror Music Show presents the songs of Rocky Horror in a rock club setting. The costumed characters will be playing the songs live with snippets of the classic dialogue you want to hear and on-stage narration telling the story between songs.
This is being presented by an All-Star lineup of Asheville musicians featuring members of Dr. Bacon, Natural Born Leaders, Modern Strangers, Andrew Thelston Band, Carpal Tullar, The Deathbots, Jesse Barry and the Jam, The Beekeepers, Pronounced Heroes, The Pitching Fits and more!!
I am Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2019-2021
Nashville Recording Artist
Asheville bred multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter on a genre rampage! Miriam packs one set with country, Latin, avant garde, and soul. Power vocals over guitar and the occasional violin with thought provoking lyrics.
The Urban Princess of Asheville a local favorite drag performer
Thotianna lopez is a personality that proves that you can be a dreamer and a drag performer
The Mayonnaise Princess of Asheville
Despite her introverted off stage tendencies and observational lyrics, Brie Capone's big voice and entertaining personality have graced the stages of the Kennedy Center, David Rubenstein Auditorium, and frequented legendary venues like The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End in NYC.
She's been a part of multiple cross-country acoustic tours from Asheville, NC (Isis Music Hall, LEAF Festival, The Grey Eagle) to San Francisco (Sofar Sounds) with stops along the way. She has opened for musical greats such as Mason Jennings, Kevin Devine, Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards) and Nicole Atkins.
In 2018 she was a part of ABC's second season of American Idol, making it all the way to Hollywood week.
|Asheville Gay Men's Chorus|
Asheville Gay Men's Chorus, ambassadors of song for more than 20 years!
I'm the longest working entertainer in asheville. 30 plus years. I'm known for my celebrity impersonations
Womenâ€™s Drumming Group
|Kayla Lynn & the Change|
Kayla Lynn is a bass player, singer, songwriter, empowerment speaker, living in Asheville, NC. Kayla is attending UNCA as a jazz performance major with a vocal minor. She has immersed herself in the funk music community in Asheville and become a regular at The Tuesday Night Funk Jam. Since moving to AVL, Kayla has played with the Alive After Five Concert Series with The Asheville All-Stars, was the bass player for the sold-out LIZZO/Talking Heads tribute with members of The Fritz, and performed with the Women who moved the Needle event sponsored by The Asheville Symphony. She has played with numerous bands throughout Asheville as well as with her own band at venues on the East Coast. Kayla is a resident artist with LEAF Global Arts, an ambassador for Free2Luv, and a founding member of The One Voice Project. She is releasing her debut solo album in April entitled "Stay," produced by Josh Blake at Echo Mountain. With Kayla on bass and vocal, Isaac Hadden on guitar, Thommy Knowles on keys, and Kayla's drummer of 13 years Aryan Graham on drums, the 4 song EP is young, fresh, and fun.
In May 2020 was gay bashed the day after he headlined Lil Las Vegas Pride . Now in 2021 he has re-emerged with a #1 Song on Canadaâ€™s Queer Music Chart & a mission to empower LGBTQ youth to know that they too, can bounce back from homophobia.
|Danielle Eclipse Leasha|
I am the newly crowned miss Spotlight Newcomer 2021 and a local transgender woman who is also a drag queen
Marceline Mashic is a sickening youth performer taking over the world like storm. With her fierce looks and sickening lip-syncs she will leave you gagging for more! She has competed on various competition serving the children at every show. You can find her performing all around the Carolinas, stay tuned for more to come...
Arnold Hill is an alternative rock trio based out of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Identified by their lyrical storytelling, rich three-part harmonies, and dynamic instrumentation, Arnold Hill brings presence and energy to every stage they play. Arnold Hill released their first original LP, "Back To Life", in 2019 which can be found on all major streaming platforms. As a follow-up to the success of their first album, Arnold Hill is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their sophomore effort due in 2021.