The Patti O’Furniture Drag Spectacular Feat. Joey Jay from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13
w/ Kassandra Hylton, Kirby Kolby, and Sania DE La Cruize
DOORS: 7:00PM / SHOW: 8:00PM
Patti O’Furniture was born out of a dare from the students of college professor Pat Patterson in the fall of 1999 and has followed a very non-traditional path into female impersonation ever since. Called the “yard sale with legs” because most of her initial costumes were gifts from other entertainers and fans, her mix of professionalism and quick wit have earned her a spot as one of the most sought-after emcees in the region.
She first hit the stage on October 11, 1999 and has been entertaining audiences across the country ever since. From Los Angles to Boston and New York to New Orleans, she has worked at some of the most legendary clubs and with too many RuPaul’s Drag Race queens to count – but she’s a Southern girl at heart and will always be proud to call the Carolinas home.
A fixture on the Charleston drag scene from her annual hosting of Charleston Pride or Big Gay Bingo for Palmetto Community Care, for the past two years she has hosted a monthly drag brunch show at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company as well as and drag bingo at Pounce Cat Cafe. Patti can also be seen hosting the longest running drag show in Columbia, SC at PT’s 1109 on Assembly Street every Tuesday at 9pm. On Saturday nights, she hosts the SEXY SATURDAY Drag Show at the Bar @ 316 in Charlotte, NC where she has worked for the past eight years.
In 2006 she was chosen as Miss South Carolina Pride but doesn’t need a title to support PRIDE where ever she goes. For the past several years, she has served as host and emcee for the Charlotte Pride, Salisbury (NC) Pride and Upstate SC Pride Festivals. For seven years, she hosted the SC Pride Parade live on WXRY 99.3 FM in Columbia.
In 2010, Patti was crowned Miss Red Ribbon Friends in Myrtle Beach and spent her reign raising money for HIV/AIDS services along the SC coast.
In 2012, she was presented with the crown and title of Vista Queen Emeritus for her fundraising for Trustus Theatre in Columbia where she help raise over $75,000.
One thing has remained consistent since that very first show: every dollar that Patti collects on stage gets donated back to the community. All of her tips are donated to causes including HIV/AIDS prevention and education, animal welfare, LGBT civil rights, the environment and a host of local arts organizations. To date, she has raised over $1.5 million… one dirty dollar bill at a time!
Learn more about her by following her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube (or make an online donation via Venmo, CashApp or PayPal) at @allaboutpatti
Joey Jay, a Phoenix resident, has been doing drag for nearly 4 years, and this year she made her debut on Season 13 of Rupaul’s Drag Race. She describes herself as a fierce lipstick lesbian who is known for her skills on the dancefloor which are a perfect blend of her training in both ballroom dancing and figure skating. Before Drag Race she placed 6th at the USofA Nationals on her first attempt and realized then that she could combine her passion for dance and drag — and hence, Joey Jay was born! Joey’s motto is ‘I am here to show the world that you can be your 100% authentic self and make it a success story. That it does get better, and at the end of the day, you are all that you have, so let’s enjoy it!’
Affectionately referred to as “The First Lady of Raleigh”, Kirby makes her home in NC’s Capital City. Celebrating her 30th anniversary in female impersonation, Kirby was born on one fateful Halloween night. Soon thereafter, she started performing in shows and got involved in the world of drag pageantry. Some of the titles she has held are Miss Gay NC America, Miss Gay West Virginia, Miss Gay Mid West, Miss NC World, Miss NC for Female Impersonators, and Miss NC Continental. After an eleven year absence, Kirby returned to the national stage as Miss Gay DC and captured the coveted title of Miss Gay America 2012. You can catch Kirby weekly at Legends Nightclub in Raleigh where she is an anchor member of the Spotlight Divas. She is also a cast member of Godfrey’s Drag Brunch in Richmond, VA. Blending a little attitude, sophistication, class, and sass …. Kirby always wants her audience to have a good time and to leave fully entertained.
Sania Dela Cruize
Sania Dela Cruize is a twenty five year veteran to the art of female impersonation (DRAG), and is a P!nK impersonator. She enjoys entertaining, meeting new people and TRAVEL (she’s a flight attendant ) Sania has been top Five at several national pageants, and has won many titles in her career. She is orginally from the sunshine state (Florida) and now calls Las Vegas home.
Kassandra Hylton is a latin transgender property manager by day, entertainer by night, and enjoys visiting universities to bring transgender awareness to surrounding communities. While she resides and performs regularly in Charlotte, NC, she can also be found at various venues located throughout the East Coast. Kassandra recently competed for All American Goddess and placed 1st alternate on her third attempt at the crown. Her accolades include being awarded Most Beautiful in three consecutive appearances at All American Goddess as well as Most Beautiful in 2010 at USofA pageant. Kassandra’s titles include Carolina All American Goddess, Miss Charlotte Pride, Miss HideAway, Miss Scandals, Miss Tri Cities TN, Miss Metro FL, and Miss Sabor Latino. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the prestigious event.
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403