Sunday, June 25, 3:00 pm
New Orleans icon Big Freedia is dreaming of the future of bounce music. Over the past two decades, the Queen of Bounce has expanded the booming sounds of Southern rap on a string of high-energy, twerk-inducing projects, while showcasing her inimitable charisma on blockbuster hits by Drake and Beyoncé. But where some might rest on their laurels, the Queen Diva still sees plenty of opportunity to expand her empire.
“Bounce has been through many iterations—from Triggerman to Sissy to Cash Money Bounce—but my new single is something I call Bigga Bounce,” says Freedia, heralding this new chapter for the genre. “Welcome to Central City, y’all, where I pay homage to my city, my roots, hip-hop, and to the art of creating a new sound.”
The tireless mogul broke into television in 2013 with Fuse’s Big Freedia Bounces Back, released her memoir Big Freedia: God Save The Queen Diva in 2015, launched a cannabis line called Royal Bud in 2022, and is on track to open her very own Hotel Freedia in New Orleans in 2024.
In addition to promoting Central City Freestyle, and $100 Bill Ft. Ciara, the Queen Diva is gearing up to launch a new original series, Big Freedia Means Business, which will explore her prolific entrepreneurial endeavors. Visuals and even more new music are already in the works too. But in the greater scheme of things, Big Freedia hopes her voice and platform as an unapologetically authentic artist will inspire, especially at a time when the rights of LGBTQ+ people are under constant attack.
“We gotta keep pushing, and I hope this album speaks to my community and everyone who feels they don’t have a voice,” she adds. “I am living proof of why you don’t let yourself get dragged down. We keep going. We keep fighting.”
Sunday, June 25, 2:00 pm
Salina EsTitties is a Cholita, plus-size ghetto superstar. California-born and raised, she has spent the past decade as a leader not only in the Los Angeles drag community but as a “booked and blessed diva” in the entertainment industry at large.
Her original drag shows, Eloteria and Shark Bait Sundays, have received tremendous acclaim, the former being voted the Best Drag Show of 2022 in Los Angeles Blade. She has written and released a wide variety of parody videos on YouTube, many of which have reached over a million views. She is also a musician, having released two holiday tracks, Cancel Xmas and Xmas On, and the political anthem STFU Karen.
EsTitties has led commercials and national print campaigns for Sephora, Nintendo, Calvin Klein, and Billboard x Ally Bank. Committed to social justice activism, she partners annually with the AIDS Life Cycle x Gay and Lesbian Center of Los Angeles, the Alliance of Housing and Healing through an annual Best in Drag Show, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.
Her film and TV work includes “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15” (World of Wonder/VH1), “Legends of the Hidden Temple” (CW), “Yass Kween” (dir. David Mandell), and Dope Queens (dir. Grafton Doyle), in addition to appearing in “AJ and the Queen” (Netflix), “Modern Family” (ABC), “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FX), and A Star is Born (dir. Bradley Cooper).
As a queer Latinx Libra who has hustled and made it through more sickening than ever, Salina EsTitties is primarily committed to sparking joy. Her 11 years of sobriety and extensive experiences in this industry have led her to unapologetically share every little piece of herself with any audience she can; if she does, maybe one person’s day can shine a little brighter.
Saturday, June 24, 2:00 pm
Marcia Marcia Marcia is every parent’s dream: multi-talented, beautiful, smart, and she always gets her homework done on time!
You may have spotted Marcia making a splash on the NYC club circuit with her hilarious mixes, handmade outfits, and dynamic dance moves. Her love and talent for theater has landed her spots performing in Broadway shows, including Kinky Boots and the national tour of Hello Dolly. Marcia is currently appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 on MTV.
You can find this groovy chick at @marciax3nyc across all social media!