Jun 1, 2023 - Things to Do

15 drag shows in Charlotte this June

Drag Brunch at Free Will Craft + Vine

Vanna Vanity at Free Will Craft + Vine. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Pride Month is a time to celebrate being your full, authentic self while lifting up and supporting others – and drag shows are an opportunity to do just that.

Here are 15 drag performances happening through the end of June, listed in chronological order.

Pro tip: Bring dollar bills to tip and a hand-held fan (if you have one) to hype up the queens.

Note: We first published this piece in June 2022 and updated it on June 1, 2023.

Buff Faye’s “SHADY BEACH” Drag Brunch at Oh My Soul

Your ticket to this all-vegan drag brunch includes family-style servings and the show. Proceeds from the show benefit a local charity.

Cost: $35

Date: June 3

Time: 11am

Location: 3046 North Davidson St.

oh my soul
Photo: Axios archives

Diva Royale Drag Queen Show at The Scorpio

The Diva Royale Drag Queen dinner shows take place Fridays and Saturdays, and diva drag brunch shows are on Sundays.

Cost: $20+

Date: June 2-4

Time: 7pm

Location: 2301 Freedom Dr.

Illusions The Drag Queen Show at Chasers

This show combines burlesque and comedy performances. Of note: This event will not sell or serve food.

Cost: $10+

Date: June 3

Time: 7pm

Location: 3217 The Plaza

Buff Faye’s “SUPERMODEL” Drag Diner at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Your ticket includes a family-style buffet. Proceeds from the show benefit a local charity.

Cost: $35

Date: June 3

Time: 6:30pm

Location: 911 East Morehead St.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Buff Faye's Drag Dinner
Buff Faye’s Drag Dinner at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

DRAG BINGO FUNDRAISER at Divine Barrel Brewing

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Charlotte for Choice, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing on-site clinic support to patients seeking abortion care. 

Cost: $20

Date: June 3

Time: 6:30pm

Location: 3701 North Davidson St.

So Sassy Sunday’s Pride Drag Brunch at All American Pub

Bring your friends, order a mimosa tower and don’t forget to tip your queens. DJ Vanna Vanity will get the party started at 11:15am before the show starts at 12pm. If you miss the first show of the month, catch it the following week on June 11 or June 18. 

Cost: $25

Dates: June 4, 11 and 18

Time: 11am

Location: 200 E Bland St.

Illusions The Drag Queen Show at Chasers

Go see the likes of Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, to name a few. Of note: Brunch is not included with your ticket purchase. 

Cost: $10+

Date: June 10

Time: 1:30pm

Location: 3217 The Plaza

Next Up Drag Brunch at Gilde Brewery

Enjoy outrageous performances from your favorite drag entertainers.

Cost: $15 to preregister, $20 at the door.

Date: June 11

Time: 11am

Location: 3530 Dewitt Lane

Gilde
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Pride Day Party at The Bevery

Jon host Nova Stella at The Bevery (formerly Summit Seltzer) to celebrate all things Pride with fellow queens Lolita Chanel, Karen Affection and RC Cola.

Cost: $10

Date: June 18

Time: 3pm

Location: 2215 Thrift Road 

Go deeper: Summit Seltzer is now “The Bevery”

The Bevery
The Bevery’s new signage will look like this soon. Photo: Courtesy of Kristin Cagney

Kahanna Montrese at The Scorpio

You might recognize Kahanna Montrese from RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons eight and 11.

Cost: $15+

Date: June 23

Time: 10pm

Location: 2301 Freedom Dr.

Drag Me to Brunch at Free Will Craft and Vine

This drag brunch is open to all ages and seating is first come-first serve.

Cost: $20

Date: June 24

Time: 11am

Location: 3701 North Davidson

Free Will Craft + Vine NoDa Drag Show Vanity House
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Born This Way at Artisan’s Palate

Get your Gaga on at this tribute to Lady Gaga Charity drag brunch. All of the ticket proceeds will go to Twirl to the World, a nonprofit that helps vulnerable members of Charlotte’s LGBTQ community.

Cost: $23

Date: June 24

Time: 11:30am

Location: 1218 East 36th St.

It’s Britney Brunch at All American Pub

Join Erica Chanel, Victoria Vixen, Siren Kelly and Ariana Venti at this 21+ drag brunch in honor of Britney Spears.

Cost: $25

Date: June 25

Time: 11am

Location: 200 E Bland St.

Level Up Drag Brunch at Divine Barrel Brewing

This is Charlotte Gaymers Network’s monthly drag brunch, with performances by Lolita, Onya and Crystal.

Cost: $15, $20 at the door

Date: June 25

Time: 11am

Location: 3701 North Davidson St.

A Queer Variety Show at Petra’s Playhouse

This variety show will have trivia, drag and everything in between, featuring performances by JaySin Waterfalls, RC Cola and Shirley Sweet.

Cost: $7, $10 at the door

Date: June 29

Time: 7pm

Location: 1919 Commonwealth Ave.

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