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Changeville Presents: Big Freedia

Changeville Presents: Big Freedia

Thu, February 7, 2019

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17.00 - $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 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.

Big Freedia
Big Freedia
Affectionately known as the Queen of Bounce, *Big Freedia* has been a driving force in popularizing New Orleans hip-hop and bounce. Freedia entered the scene as a backup dancer for Katey Red, a late 90’s transgender bounce rapper. She eventually released her first album Queen Diva in 2003, with four more studio albums following, and most recently performing at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans over Halloween weekend.
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.