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The Asheville Big Show 2023 is coming up!

Updated: May 1, 2023

Get ready to sashay your way into the fiercest and most fabulous night of the year! The Asheville Big Show 2023 is happening, and you better believe it's going to be one for the books. - TICKET LINKS AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE -

Presented by Asheville Beauty Academy & the Getaway River Bar, this drag competition is not your average show. Oh no, honey, it's a celebration of talent, community, and all-around fabulousness.

Taking place at the historic Masonic Temple on July 1st, The Asheville Big Show promises to showcase the very best drag performers from Asheville and Western North Carolina. From jaw-dropping performances to fierce competition, this event has it all.

But it's not just about the glitz and glam. The Asheville Big Show is also a fundraiser for the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP), an organization dedicated to providing equitable access to care and reducing harm from HIV, Hepatitis C, and drug use. So, while you're enjoying the show, you're also helping support an amazing cause.

And let's not forget the prizes! With a $1000 cash prize and crown up for grabs, the competition is sure to be fierce. A panel of judges will be awarding points based on evening wear, presentation, question, and talent, so you know the performers will be bringing their A-game.

If you're feeling extra fancy, you can snag a VIP ticket and enjoy a cocktail hour with the performers before the show. And who knows, you might even get a chance to show off your own evening wear and rub elbows with the stars.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your early bird rate tickets now and get ready for a night of talent, excitement, and celebration like no other. The Asheville Big Show 2023 is the place to be, honey!

The Asheville Big Show First Audition: May 11 @ 8pm

Ready to strut your stuff and vie for a spot in the Asheville Big Show 2023? Join us at the Asheville Beauty Academy for our first round of auditions: The Dragstravaganza! This public audition will be an explosion of talent, creativity, and sass, with each performer dazzling the crowd during a 4-minute showcase.

Admission is only $5 online or $7 at the door, and this 21+ event is sure to be one to remember. So, come on down and cheer for your favorite performers as they battle it out for a chance to compete in the main event! Remember, the future stars of the Asheville Big Show are waiting to be discovered, and you can be a part of their journey. See you at the Asheville Beauty Academy on May 11th!

The Asheville Big Show Second Audition: May 20 @ 8pm

Can't get enough of the fabulous world of drag? We've got you covered! Our second round of auditions, the Drag Showdown, is taking place at the Getaway River Bar on May 20th. This exciting evening will feature a lineup of amazing performers, each bringing their unique flair and style to the stage during a 4-minute performance.

With advance tickets at just $5 online or $7 at the door day of show, you won't want to miss this 21+ event. The atmosphere will be electric, and the competition fierce, as each performer vies for a coveted spot in the upcoming Asheville Big Show 2023. So, gather your friends, grab a cocktail, and let's turn the heat up at the Getaway River Bar!

Don't miss out on these two incredible nights of audition, and be sure to secure your spot at the Asheville Big Show 2023. It's time to celebrate the vibrant talent and spirit of our local drag community, all while supporting a fantastic cause. We can't wait to see you there!




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