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Changeville Presents: Big Freedia with King Complex, Sooza and Natalie Claro

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 pm

$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 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.
King Complex
Based in St Petersburg, the duo known as King Complex blends gritty electronic rock music with entrancing live visual art in their performances, making every show a sensory experience. King Complex artfully manages to preserve their signature sound while flirting with influences from more mainstream sources. The duo has played sold out shows across Florida and opened for The Roots, Saint Motel, and AJR.

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.
The 6-piece brass band known as Sooza came together after they all met through the University of Florida’s College of Music. Though you may not hear any lyrics during a Sooza performance, their goal is to unite people through the power of music. Regardless of your personal beliefs, Sooza just wants you dancing and moving to the beat.

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.
Natalie Claro
Natalie Claro’s debut album “Disconnect” features the sounds of blues, pop, and reggae to share the message of breaking free from a world of conformity and insecurities. Claro uses this album to encourage others to break free from these pressures as she did. Her album also touches on subjects such as politics, writer's block, self-doubt, and even existential crises.

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.