The Patti O’Furniture Drag Spectacular: Valentine’s Day is a Drag
Featuring: Nicole Paige Brooks (from RuPaul’s Drag Race), Layla Foxxx ("the bitch so country she bleeds gravy”), Live Singing Talents of Judy Simmons, & Charleston's very own Melody Lucas!
DOORS: 7:00PM / SHOW: 8:00PM
– Reduced capacity and implemented social distancing
– Face masks are required at all times
– Seating is pre-assigned and sold in groups of 2s & 4s to maintain social distance
We are excited to be teaming up with Charleston’s Drag Mama, Patti O’Furniture, to create a new drag series at the Charleston Music Hall that will highlight local, regional, and national queens. This variety show will never cease to excite, as we will see everything from comedy, to illusion, to dance and song. We are continuing the series on February 13th to celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend! The Patti O’ Furniture Drag Spectacular: Valentine’s Day is a Drag featuring Nicole Paige Brooks (from RuPaul’s Drag Race), Layla Foxxx (“the bitch so country she bleeds gravy”), Live Singing Talents of Judy Simmons, & Charleston’s very own Melody Lucas comes to the Charleston Music Hall on Feb. 13! The doors will open at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm. The venue capacity is set at 250 people with socially distanced reserved seating. Masks are required to be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
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
Nicole Paige Brooks
Nicole Paige Brooks from Atlanta Georgia and season 2 of Rupaul’s Drag Race. NicolePaigeBrooks.com
Melody Lucas, Charleston Pride’s very own Director of Entertainment can’t stay put for long. From the LowCountry to New England and back, this Queen of illusions brings the show wherever she goes. Forget the chorus, forget the bridge; it’s all about the Melody. www.MelodyLucas.com
Known lovingly as “The Bitch So Country She Bleeds Gravy”, Layla Fox has been entertaining across the Southeast for well over 20 years. Layla has a knack for mixing comedy with glamour in a way that will leave you singing along, laughing, and begging for more!
“She’s just a Broadway baby, learnin’ how to sing and dance…” Jukebox Judy Simmons, the park and bark of Myrtle Beach is thrilled to be visiting Charleston Music Hall with all her gal pal, Patti! Judy’s no stranger to the stage, after making her debut in York, Pennsylvania over 12 years ago. She’ll dazzle you with more than her cheek highlight, as she sings and pays homage to all the legendary talents that inspired her as a young boy… @thejukeboxjudy
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403