Pride Ball

Higher Ground Ballroom

$20 Advance | $25 Day of Show


The annual Pride Ball is back to celebrate Pride Vermont Week. Don’t miss an unforgettable night of dancing, mesmerizing live drag and burlesque performances, surrounded by our joyous community!

Hosted by Emoji Nightmare and featuring DJ Craig Mitchell

Headline performances by:
Thorgy Thor (from RuPaul’s Drag Race – S8 and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars – S3)
Kaos (from Canada’s Drag Race – S3)

Special guest performances by:
Jayden Jamison (Boston, MA)
Katarina Mirage (Albany, NY)
London Jae Precise (Albany, NY)
Lulu Daniels (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
MT Hart (Boston, MA)

And a selection of the best Vermont drag and burlesque talent:
Green Mountain Cabaret
Sasha Sriracha
Katniss Everqueer
Rhedd Rhumm
Domini’que Anjou
Mike Oxready
Carmen Gettit
Karina Libido
Luci Furr-Matrix
Libby Lawless
Jasper Kinetic
Lio Letizia
Daphine Starr

About Emoji Nightmare:
Emoji Nightmare has been performing across Vermont and the region since 2015 and is one of the state’s leading drag entertainers. She has hosted, performed in, and/or produced several major events over the past decade, including New Queers Eve, Pride Ball, First Friday, Glitter & Duct Tape, The Vermont Pride Festival, Paint: A Drag Cabaret, Queen City Drag Cabaret, Queer Pop-Up Dance Party, and SASS. She is the co-founder of the Vermont chapter of Drag Story Hour, is a frequent guest on Amber Live!, and a multi-year nominee for Seven Days’ annual Daysies Awards for Best Drag Performer in Vermont.

About Thorgy Thor:
Thorgy Thor is a NYC based drag performance artist, event host, TV personality and professional musician. Thorgy was a contestant on the Emmy Award winning show Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 8 and Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3. She has also appeared on Amazon’s Mozart and the Jungle, VICE, WWHL with Andy Cohen, and is a cast member of Dragnificent! on TLC/Hulu. Thorgy Thor has toured the world with MPpresent Haters Roast comedy tour & A Drag Queen Christmas for the past 4 years. Thorgy Thor has had the honor of playing solo violin, viola and cello in Thorgy and the Thorchestra with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and has debuted a solo show at Gramercy Theater in NYC in 2019.

About Kaos:
Kaos is a genderbending, two-spirit drag queen who proudly comes from a Metis background. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kaos has been a staple for over 12 years in the Manitoba, and Alberta drag scene. The entire country got to know and love their edgy, tell-it-like-it-is attitude through their appearance on Season 3 of Canada’s Drag Race. Now residing in Calgary, Kaos shares their nearly 2 years of sobriety and recovery through art while encouraging others to move forward with a positive lifestyle. They are constantly travelling and bringing audiences their incredible artistry that combines singing, dancing, gymnastics, camp, and culture.The pansexual pride of the prairies and you can always count on them to bring the KAOS!