First Friday


Showcase Lounge

$15 Advance | $22 Day of Show

18+ | Seated Show: First Come, First Serve – SRO space in the back.

First Fridays at Higher Ground are back in 2024, hosted by Emoji Nightmare and GAYBAR.
May 3rd will be our next installment in the TOP2BTM series. TOP2BTM is a celebration of iconic album anniversaries, subsequently performed IN their entirety from TOP 2 BTM by your favorite Drag and Burlesque performers.

This month we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of icon Lady Gaga’s two-album debut project, The Fame and The Fame Monster.

“I love the concept of performing an entire album in drag and burlesque. It’s been in my wildest dreams since we did a Shania Twain full-album show in 2022, and I can’t wait to bring this and three other iconic albums to life this year. It’s time to get out of the woods and celebrate the start of a new era of First Fridays at Higher Ground! Emoji Nightmare

Save the dates for the rest of our 2024 series! We will have themed dance parties, more TOP2BTM installments and as always, Pride Ball in September.

June 7th:
(FF) – Pride Dance Party

August 2nd: (TOP2BTM) – Britney Spears – Baby One More Time (25 yr anniversary)

September 6: Pride Ball

October 4th: (FF) – Devils vs Angels

November 1st: (TOP2BTM) – Gwen Stefani – Love.Angel.Music.Baby (20 yr anniversary)

December 6th: (FF) – Sugar and Spice