The Biggest, Queerest Party on the Planet is coming back to our birth place - Columbus, Ohio!

Lucky Number Seven! We’re celebrating our seventh year of glitter and rainbows! And this year… we’ve changed our name. We’re now the Fierce! Queer Performing Arts Festival. It’s appropriate that as we evolve and encourage and welcome an even wider variety of performing queers to our family, we will do it as we return to our original home town, Columbus, Ohio!

The festivities start on Thursday, May 9th and run through Sunday, May 12th. No two shows will be alike, so audiences will not want to miss a single show! In addition to the incredible roster of talented queer performers, Fierce! will welcome headliners from the worlds of burlesque, drag, and dance.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! https://fiercequeerperformingartsfestival.brownpapertickets.com


THURSDAY KICK-OFF PARTY & SHOW: AWOL Bar Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm - Wear your queer colors!

Thursday Tickets here: https://fiercequeerperformingartsfestival.brownpapertickets.com (choose May 9 in the drop-down menu)

Emcee: Butterfly from Columbus

Allurrr'em Velvit from Minneapolis

Black Eyed Bliss from Traverse City, MI

Clarq Coquette from Brooklyn

Dame Yankee from Washington, DC

Georgia Pearl from Cleveland

Grant Canyon from Montreal

Kinsey Quake from Cleveland

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty from Seattle

Oliver Easy from Ottawa, Ontario

Rover Suede from Seattle

Scarlett Nopantson & Ru Bella from Indianapolis

Sly Feiticeira from Toronto

Thrillda Swinton from Columbus

and our Ambassadors from The International Masculine Gender Spectacular:

Babia Majora from Toronto

Blu Dream from Minneapolis

Inferno from Columbus

Lemi Atom from Los Angeles

Luster dela Virgion & Steel Mack’n from Columbus

Mikayla Denise & Bianca Debonair from Columbus


FRIDAY SHOWCASE: TRISM Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm - Wear your most royal purple!

Friday Tickets here: https://fiercequeerperformingartsfestival.brownpapertickets.com (choose May 10 in the drop-down menu)

Special Tribute night with raffle to benefit legendary CAMILLE 2000

Emcee: Bianca Moore from Columbus

Headliner: Jesse Factor from Slippery Rock, PA

Burlypicks 2018 Most Fierce!: Veronica Voss from Los Angeles

A special video presentation by Producer’s Choice Feature: Gay Jesus from Toronto

2018 Pride Feature: Kitt Kavanaugh from Pittsburgh

Special tribute to Camille 2000: Crocodile Lightning from Chicago

Special blessing: Dawn of the New Era

Amoxie Villain from Pittsburgh

Bella La Blanc from Rockville, MD

Clothing Optional Cabaret from Minneapolis

Delhi Marquette from Columbus

Femmi Le Freak from Columbus

Haniyah from Pittsburgh

Lavender Bitters from Cleveland

Lemi Atom from Los Angeles

Luscious D from Pittsburgh

Majic Dyke from Washington, DC

Neoma Day Echo from Columbus

Rasta Boi Punany from Philadelphia

The Royal Renegades from Columbus

Scarlett Von Bomb from Edmonton, AB

Victoria Vermouth from Ottawa, Ontario



SATURDAY SHOWCASE: Historic Garden Theater (aka Short North Stage) Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm - If you’ve got ‘em, wear your leathers!

Saturday Tickets here: https://fiercequeerperformingartsfestival.brownpapertickets.com (choose May 11 in the drop-down menu)

Emcee: Luster Dela Virgion from Columbus

Headliner: Crocodile Lightning from Chicago

Headliner: Nina La Voix from NYC

2019 Pride Feature: Honey Hellcat from Pittsburgh

2019 Fierce! Queer Pinup Queen Feature: The Soul Erotic from Richmond, VA

Apollo Vidra from Seattle

Brad Puddin' from Toronto

Butterfly from Columbus

Dandy Alexander from Toronto

E! the Dragnificent from Pittsburgh

Ellie St Cyr from Cleveland

Ennis F.W. from Los Angeles

Kaylin from Pittsburgh

Lily Le Fauve from Portland

Miss Violet DeVille from Seattle

Moon from Pittsburgh

Noella DeVille from Cleveland

Rena LaMarr from Athens, OH

Rose Whip from St. Louis

Rosie Bourgeoisie from Montreal

The M'OH Fuckers from Washington, DC

The Schuede Duo from Seattle

Vita Valentina from Pittsburgh

Yolanda from Pittsburgh


FIERCE! SUNDAY FAREWELL SHOW & TEA DANCE: AWOL Bar Doors at noon, show at 1pm - Pajama party!

Sunday Tickets here: https://fiercequeerperformingartsfestival.brownpapertickets.com (choose May 12 in the drop-down menu)

Emcee: Viva Valezz! from Pittsburgh

Bad Taste from Chicago

Balla Fire from Sacramento

Bianca Coal from Columbus

Devon Orel from Pittsburgh

Dulce DeVine

Hot Dammes from Oshkosh, WI

Katniss Everqueer from Burlington, VT

Miss Holly Grail from Cleveland

Ravae Chainsaw from Columbus

Ricky Rosé from Washington, DC

and our Ambassadors from The International Masculine Gender Spectacular:

Morrigana Regina from Pittsburgh

Paradox Rei from San Antonio


Our mission statement: Fierce! will honor the history of and diversity within the queer performance community -- celebrating a spectrum of age, race, ethnicity, class, body type, access/ability, and gender expressions. Fierce! will provide kinship and celebration for all, and highlight the talents and contributions of queer and allied performance communities and performers throughout the world.

Fierce! is the first festival to honor and celebrate the talents and uniqueness of performers around the globe who identify as queer (and the allies who love them). 
"The biggest naked queer party on the planet!"

www.fiercequeerburlesquefest.com