Chicago Gets Its First Drag Festival

Drag queens hold a feather boa in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the longest feather boa during a celebration of Pride Month in New York City’s Times Square on June 20.
Drag queens hold a feather boa in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the longest feather boa during a celebration of Pride Month in New York City's Times Square on June 20.
Drag queens hold a feather boa in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the longest feather boa during a celebration of Pride Month in New York City’s Times Square on June 20.
Drag queens hold a feather boa in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the longest feather boa during a celebration of Pride Month in New York City's Times Square on June 20.

Chicago Gets Its First Drag Festival

Today, Chicago will have its first-ever outdoor festival dedicated to the city’s drag culture.

Curated by the group A Queer Pride, the Chicago Is A Drag Festival event will feature a lineup of guests and performers that represent drag from across generations, neighborhoods and performance styles.

Morning Shift sits down with event organizer Bambi Banks-Coulee, and Chicago drag king Travis Fiero (both of whom will be performing at the festival) for more on what we can expect from this first-ever festival.

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