Changeville Presents: Big Freedia with King Complex, Sooza and Natalie Claro
King Complex, Sooza, Natalie Claro
Thu, February 7, 2019
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmHigh Dive
$14.45 - $42.00
This event is 18 and over
This ticket is for entry to this venue and date only. Re-entry subject to capacity. Limited full festival passes are available HERE
$1 goes to plus1.org donation to Gainesville Girls Rock Camp & CEEAS
Changeville has partnered with PLUS1 so the $1 from every ticket sold will go to youth education and empowerment. The dollar will go to Gainesville Girls Rock Camp and their work empowering girls, trans and gender-diverse young people through music education and to CEEAS - working to maximize teaching and learning in schools within juvenile justice facilities.
*At the plaza event, we will also be accepting donations of goods and supplies for local charities Peaceful Paths and Grace Marketplace.
Alison Fensterstock, a reporter for NPR, recounts the Voodoo performance as a testament to Big Freedia’s mission as an artist – making a statement about visibility and bolstering gay and gender non-conforming people’s right to be seen. Freedia identifies as a gay man, yet does not prefer any specific gender pronouns, although is frequently referred to as “she/her”. While identity plays a part in Freedia’s stage presence, the main takeaway is being so true to yourself it transcends any previous perceptions of how fashion, gender, and identity should be expressed.
Through a charity partnership with Plus 1, $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to two different charity organizations. Local organization Gainesville Girls Rock Camp and national organization CEEAS (Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings) have been chosen as 2019’s charities. Changeville will also be collecting canned goods and donations for Peaceful Paths and Grace Marketplace.
King Complex’s drummer, Cody Doss, teaches music therapy at the Nina Harris ESE Center in Pinellas Park. He has been there for a year and a half, teaching students as young as 3 years old all the way up to 21 years old. While Doss and his bandmate Bracher Brown were still living in Tallahassee, they regularly visited local homeless shelters to play music.
Sooza truly believes in the ability music has in bringing people from all walks of life together. They specifically choose to perform brass music because they feel it can bring people the same level of emotion and energy they experience at more lyrical performances, even though the words may be missing.
Every time she performs her set, Claro takes time to make a speech about rising above anyone making you feel less worthy becayse of your race, religion, sexuality, or gender. She shares her personal experiences with bullying and how investing her focus into her passion drowned out the negativity. Claro believes it’s cruel and unnecessary to harass people for the things that make them unique.