17 upcoming drag shows in Charlotte

17 upcoming drag shows in Charlotte

Buff Faye's 2021 Halloween Drag Brunch. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends, check out one of Charlotte’s many drag shows.

Here are 17 drag performances happening through the end of February.

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


(1) Drag Me To Brunch by The Vanity House at Free Will Craft + Vine

Charlotte’s Dancing Diva Erica Chanel is hosting this show with some help from DJ Vanna Vanity. Ticket covers show entry, while food and drinks can be purchased separately.

Cost: $15

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Date: Saturday, Jan. 29.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 3701 North Davidson Street, Ste. 201


(2) Rent’s Due Brunch at Billy Sunday

It’s the end of the first month of 2022 which can only mean one thing… it’s time to celebrate (oh, and rent’s due). Onya Nerves hosts with performances from Bloody Mary, Shelby Savage and Dandy. Ticket covers show entry, and brunch items and drinks can be purchased separately.

Cost: $15

Date: Saturday, Jan. 29.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 1115 North Brevard Street, Unit 1

Onya Nerves

Miss Onya Nerves performs at Billy Sunday. Photo courtesy of Onya Nerves.


(3) Come Together Drag Brunch at The Artisan’s Palate

Join Miss Valerie Rockwell, Miss Shelita Bonet Hoyle, Miss Logan Havens and Taylor Ka St. James for a Beatles-inspired brunch. Drink specials include $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Brunch items will be available for purchase.

Cost: $20

Date: Saturday, Jan. 29.

Time: Doors open at 1:30. Show starts at 2pm.

Location: 1218 East 36th Street, Ste. A


(4) Buff Faye’s “Jocks & Frocks” Drag Brunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Being as fabulous as these Queens is a full-time sport. Join host Buff Faye and Queens Luscious, Kristen Collins and Lilli Frost for a game day slay. Ticket includes a tasty brunch buffet and of course the show.

Cost: $35

Date: Sunday, Jan. 30.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 911 East Morehead Street


(5) Charlotte Gaymers Network Presents Sinners Brunch at Devil’s Logic Brewing

Bask in the talents of Onya Nerves, Misster, and Mania. Drink specials include $4 mimosas, $5 sparkling Grey Goose and $6 Gooseberry sorbet floats.

Cost: $15

Date: Sunday, Jan. 30.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 1426 East 4th Street

Devil's Logic Brewery

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


(6) Illusions The Drag Brunch at Chasers

This weekly show features queens doing impressions of other icons like Whitney Houston, Adele, Tina Turner and Cher. Think of it as a mix between burlesque and comedy.

Cost: $30-$55 admission + $30 brunch add-on.

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday.

Time: 1:30pm.

Location: 3217 The Plaza


(7) Diva Royale Drag Queen Show at Drag Queen Show Charlotte

Diva Drag Queen hosts and her fellow queens will play the parts of celebrities like Madonna, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion and Liza Minnelli.

Cost: Tickets run $30-$55 per person for admission; $60-$85 for admission + a 3-course meal; Discounts available for groups up to 20 people.

Date: Shows are Friday-Sunday

Time: 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 1:30pm on Sundays.

Location: 3217 North Davidson St.


(8) Main Dish Brunch at Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood

Catch exciting performances by Nova Stella, Elena DeVour, Vandeja Voo and Deacon Slanders with your host Miss Onya Nerves. Ticket covers show entry, food and drinks can be purchased separately.

Cost: $15

Date: Sunday, Feb. 6.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 1906 Commonwealth Avenue


(9) Slay Sunday: Day Party Edition at Queen Park Social

DJs See Bird Go, Bryson Ryder and DJ Vanna Vanity will keep the energy going while you enjoy a series of pop-up drag performances. Ticket includes entry to the show, drinks and food items can be purchased separately.

Cost: $8 general admission, $250 for VIP package (w/ rosé) and $300 for VIP package (w/ Tito’s)

Date: Sunday, Feb. 6.

Time: 1pm.

Location: 4125 Yancey Road

queen park social

Queen Park Social. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


(10) Karen Affection’s Valentines Bop at NoDa Brewing Company

Start your Valentine’s Day weekend with hostesses Karen Affection & Nova Stella, as they showcase some of Charlotte’s best drag entertainment— Kristi Darling, Lolita Chanel and Onya Nerves.

Cost: $25-$40 (each ticket is for a table of four people)

Date: Friday, Feb. 11.

Time: Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Location: 2921 North Tryon Street

Karen Affection Drag Show

Photo courtesy of Karen Affection.


(11) Culture Shock Drag Brunch at Resident Culture South End

This show has a star-studded lineup that you won’t want to miss including Onya Nerves, Lolita Chanel, Nova Stella, Misster, Karen Affection and your host, Maddelynn Hatter.

Cost: $15 entry, food & drinks are an additional cost.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 12.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 332 West Bland Street

Resident Culture Brewing South End

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


(12) Seedling Brunch at Plant Joy

All of my vegan Queens and Kings, this one is for you! Join Onya Nerves for a vegan brunch featuring some of Charlotte’s best entertainers.

Cost: The show is free but food & drinks are an additional cost

Date: Sunday, Feb. 13.

Time: Doors open at 11. Show starts at noon.

Location: 1801 North Graham Street, Ste. 101


(13) Drag Queen Show & Brunch at The Casual Pint

This show combines burlesque and comedy performances to create a unique brunch experience that will have you laughing and dancing along with the queens.

Cost: $25 for just the show, or $40 for brunch and the show.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 13.

Time: Show seatings are at 11am and 1:15pm.

Location: 14126 Rivergate Parkway, Ste. C-1-500


(14) Kings on Tap at Hattie’s Tap & Tavern

That’s right — it’s time for Charlotte’s Drag Kings to shine! Enjoy performances from Liam Laughin, Will Charmer, Dandy with special guest Don Javi and your host King Perka $exxx.

Cost: Free

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Time: Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm

Location: 2918 The Plaza


(15) Buff Faye’s “Golden Gurls” Drag Dinner at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

If this is your reaction to hearing the Golden Girls theme song, this drag brunch is for you. Thank you for being our friend, Betty.

Cost: $35

Date: Saturday, Feb. 19.

Time: Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Location: 911 East Morehead Street

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Buff Faye's Drag Dinner

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


(16) Slay Sunday Drag Brunch celebrating Black Girl Magic at Queen Park Social

These Queens are bringing their magic to the dance floor. The show lineup features Cake, Kylee O’Hara Fatale, Dreux Sidora, Eboni Alexander, Indica Gemini and host Erica Chanel.

Cost: $15 general admission, $250 for VIP package (w/ rosé) and $300 for VIP package (w/ Tito’s)

Date: Sunday, Feb. 20.

Time: Doors open at 11am. Show starts at noon.

Location: 4125 Yancey Road


(17) Buff Faye’s “Pokémon” Drag Brunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely here for the “yassification” of Pokémon. Ticket includes a buffet-style brunch and a fabulous show.

Cost: $35

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27.

Time: 11am.

Location: 911 East Morehead Street

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