Friday, June 7: Dragapalooza!

Dragapalooza debuts Friday, June 7 on the Miller Lite Mainstage.

Dragapalooza is a live musical concert featuring the cast of international celebrity drag queens singing live with a world-class band, led by Grammy-nominated producer Chris Cox.

Equal parts rock concert and variety show, this “Live Concert Experience” fills venues and leaves audiences begging for more!

pridefest_milwaukee_trixiemattelThe Dragapalooza line-up:

Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel is the stage name of Brian Michael Firkus, an American singer, actor, drag queen and  recognized “Skinny Legend.” Trixie is the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 3 (originally competing on season 7).

He is also a Billboard Heatseekers #1 charting recording artist (One Stone, 2018), a wildly successful theater touring act, and one half of a comic duo on Viceland (“The Trixie and Katya Show”) and on YouTube (“UNHhhh”).

In 2019, Trixie will be working the festival circuit as the subject of a bio documentary, “Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts.”

 

 


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Ginger Minj

Long before she held court as a finalist on season 7 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Ginger reigned as The Comedy Queen of The South from her home base in Orlando, Florida.

The self-professed “nicest bitch you’ll ever meet” cites classic funny ladies Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball as her idols.

“Anyone who can pile three wigs on their head, squeeze their body into a beaded and rhinestoned gown and serve humor alongside the glamour is my hero,” says Ginger. That’s why she coined the term “Glamour Toad” to describe her unique persona.

After spending the past year and a half touring the world, performing showtunes for Broadway royalty on national television and recording her debut studio album, Ginger can currently be seen on season 2 of “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race.”

 


pridefest_milwaukee_cocomontreseCoco Montrese
Coco Montrese is originally from Miami, Florida.  She has performed in many different cities in the USA.

Coco held the titles of Miss Gay America 2010 and Top 5 of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 5 and All Stars 3.

 

 

 

 

 


Rhea Litré

pridefest_milwaukee_rhealitreRhea Litré is an American singer and drag queen. She is a fixture in West Hollywood nightlife.

After graduating from high school, Miller moved to Los Angeles to audition for the second season of American Idol. He first performed in drag at Oasis Nightclub’s Drag Idol in 2004 in Upland, California. Raja and Mayhem Miller are Litré’s drag mothers.

Litré was a member of the band Tranzkuntinental, which made its debut at The Roxy in 2009. The band was started by Charlie Paulson and Xander Smith and featured drag queens Willam Belli, Detox Icunt, Kelly Mantle, and Vicky Vox.  In 2012, Willam Belli and Rhea Litré released “Let’s Have a Kai Kai.” The song parodied “Let’s Have a Kiki” by the Scissor Sisters.  The music video was directed by Shawn Adeli and featured an appearance by Chi Chi LaRue.

In 2013, Litré walked the Marco Marco runway for Los Angeles Fashion Week. Other models included former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants.

In November 2016, Litré released her second solo single “Lovergirl”.

 


Derrick Barry

Derrick Barry gained international attention as a Britney Spears impersonator on “America’s Got Talent”. Growing up in Modesto, CA, Barry knew he was born to entertain. After competing as a gymnast for 7 years, he fell in love with the theater. He performed in every single production in high school and college.

At 19, Barry was ready to see his name in lights. North Hollywood became his home for over a year, while he immersed himself in the entertainment industry. After dressing as Britney Spears for Halloween, not only did he shock Britney on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, he soon had the attention of West Hollywood nightlife, Hollywood movie producers and Las Vegas show producers. Las Vegas has been his home base since the age of 20, when he became the youngest cast member to join “An Evening at La Cage”.

pridefest_milwaukee_derrickbarryBarry has performed on the Las Vegas Strip for over 10 years and been featured on the cover of almost every single Vegas magazine publication. His spot on impersonation even led him to roles in Joseph Kahn’s music videos for Katy Perry and Eminem. His most recent cameo includes Olivia Newton-John’s #1 hit “You Have To Believe”. He’s traveled the nation following Britney’s “Circus” & “Femme Fatale” tours and performed in over a dozen countries. Barry starred as Britney and Lady Gaga in “Divas Las Vegas” from 2009 – 2015. Barry even had a two year residency at Share Nightclub, following Britney’s “Piece Of Me” show. He was honored to walk the runway for her costume designer in MarcoMarco’s Spring Season 2015 Collection 3 runway show for LA Fashion Week.

Barry made his TV acting debut starring as Julie on USA’s “DIG” in 2015. More recently, he was cast as Kimberly in his first feature film, “War On Everyone” opposite Alexander Skarsgård, and he starred opposite Nick Nolte in “Graves.”. Derrick’s latest TV role has him competing on season 8 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.

Just like a crystal, he shines in everything he does. He may be known for being Britney, but it’s time the world gets to know Derrick Barry.

 


 

pridefest_milwaukee_biblegirl666BibleGirl666

Originally hailing from New York City and now residing in Los Angeles, BibleGirl is a spitfire headline-maker known for making a name for herself through the power of social media, and her global business empire DragQueenMerch.com.

She has toured throughout the United States, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the U.K. BibleGirl draws inspiration from her lifelong love of all things pop culture while keeping her thumb on the pulse of what her widespread fanbase is hungry for next.

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for BibleGirl; after having established herself in Los Angeles throughout the latter half of 2018, she is looking forward to continue to work locally along with seizing exciting travel performance opportunities.

Simultaneously, global business bridged by BibleGirl and DragQueenMerch.com will continue to expand.

Keep your eyes peeled because BibleGirl isn’t going anywhere!

Connect with BibleGirl666 on Facebook and Instagram.

 


Chris Cox

pridefest_milwaukee_coxGrammy nominated and multiple IDMA award winner Chris Cox is one of the most talented and successful dance music artists in the U.S. The record producer, remixer, DJ, mix engineer and multi-instrumentalist has a regular rotation of sold out international DJ performances and studio productions that yield nothing but chart topping hits.

Cox has a discography of more than 600 productions, remixes, mix compilations and a string of over 50 #1 Billboard Dance Club hits. He is defined by his standout remixes that have made him a global phenomenon.

Rising to prominence in the late 90s as Thunderpuss, Chris Cox has mixed tribal-tipped rhythms into the potent vocals of artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilara, Britney Spears, Shakira, Janet Jackson, and the Pet Shop Boys.

As a solo artist, he continues to create mind-blowing mixes for such chart topping artists as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Cher, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Osbourne, Celine Dion, and vocal legend Shirley Bassey.

Cox is also the co-owner of Grammy winning Interhit Records, as well as his new chill out label, Boogie Chill.


 

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