Queer Icons @ The Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance

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📸: Puget Soundworks

📆 Saturday, June 15th
🕓 Matinee 3:30 pm
🕓 Evening 7:30 pm
🎟 Tickets start at $29
📍 The Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance: 100 W Roy St, Seattle

It’s Pride season! And as we all dust off our rainbow attire and make parade plans, much of this LGBTQ-dedicated month is soundtracked by the pop divas and divos whose music queer people have found solace in. Whether you were roma, roma-ma-ing to Lady Gaga or Got to Be Real-ing with Cheryl Lynn, certain singers and celebrities preached self-love and acceptance in a way that spoke directly to our queer hearts. 

In that spirit, Puget Soundworks Choir, an all-gender, LGBTQIA+ centered chorus, has put together a Queer Icons performance, honoring queer, iconic musicians during this Pride month. While someone doesn’t necessarily need to be queer to be a queer icon, this performance is primarily focused on musicians who are also part of the community. The chorus will sing renditions of Freddie Mercury’s larger-than-life hits, Brandi Carlile’s intimate tunes, and Mary Lambert’s velvety tracks, as well as songs by emerging queer artists. Although this is certainly a joyous celebration, I’d recommend bringing a handkerchief to blot out any tears that may swell up—music is powerful!

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.