As Eazy_EQ reminds us, it’s summertime in Tacoma, which means it’s time for our favorite (inter)national holiday: PRIDE. This Saturday in Fawcett Hall, Tacoma gets a slice of Pride that we’ve been waiting for.
Hosted by Kiki Jean Williams of the Seattle Majestics (one of the top women’s tackle football teams in the nation), with performances by NEna KapONE, Celina Graves, and Eazy_EQ, and dj sets by LadyVtheBarber and Yaddy Ye, The Warehouse, Alma Mater Tacoma, and Goody Gang Productions present a lineup that is 100% female and 100% queer.
“Most people don’t really understand how big of a deal it is to have not just an all female hip-hop show, but a queer hip-hop show on top of that,” LadyVtheBarber says, noting that the genre of hip-hop hasn’t exactly had a buddy-buddy relationship with the LGBTQ community over the years. But this Saturday witness that trend being bucked as we come together to drink, dance, and get summertime-sweaty in the Hall. “We’re not out here to be intimidated,” says V, “ we’re out here to celebrate the way we want to celebrate; we’re out here to show the world that we’re tearing the walls down and spreading the love that needs to be spread.”
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15, $20 at the door day of, and will feature a $40 VIP ticket that also provides a meet and greet with host and performer Celina Graves.