Austin LGBT Chamber 11th Annual Official SXSW Big Queer Kickoff Party

Friday, March 8, 2024 (6:00 PM - 11:59 PM) (CST)


The 11th Annual Big Queer Kickoff Party is produced by the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Texas.

Join the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce for their 11th Annual SXSW official Big Queer Kickoff Party! Once an "unofficial" queer gathering during SXSW, and now the official party where everyone comes to celebrate the queer culture of Austin and SXSW. 

DJ Reesh will be on the deck from 8-Midnight! ✨PLUS a special drag show with Diamond Dior Davenport, Arinna Dior Heys, and Leia Sakura Dior at 10PM! Add to your SXSW schedule:

*SXSW Badges have primary access.

About the Entertainers:

DJ Reesh is a local Austin DJ! Vibes to expect: personal DJ favorites, 00’s to new pop, 00’s club hits, pride jams 

Diamond Dior Davenport is 29 years young, born and raised right here in Austin Texas! She's been doing drag for 7 years. Diamond is your forever reigning Miss Austin Entertainer of the Year. She has opened doors for many POC and black entertainers. She started the first all POC CASTED show in Austin Texas (Melanin Magic) and was the first black drag queen to headline the prestigious Paramount Theatre! She believes that if there isn’t enough room at the table, BUILD YOUR OWN! You are in control of your own destiny! 

Leia Sakura Dior is one of Austin’s talented local Trans perfomers. She is a ball of fun and energy and will surely get you hyped at any show she’s a part of. You can catch her everywhere in town serving some looks from showgirl to cosplays. She will give kicks and dips to your favorite artists and will leave you wanting some more!

Local Austin entertainer Arinna Dior Heys is a vibrant and powerful entertainer who can take you on any roller coaster of fun you want to be on. Ranging from alternative to glam and everything in between Arinna brings a full 360 experience. She’s your newly crowned Miss Austin Sweetheart 2024! She’s a full-time queen working everywhere in Austin. Arinna is always excited and happy to put on the best show she can because she truly loves what she does.

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217 West 4th Street
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Friday, March 8, 2024 (6:00 PM - 11:59 PM) (CST)

Doors - 6PM


10PM - Drag Show

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