On December 29 2017 at Headliners Music Hall The Battle Of Queens will take place to benefit Strive a 501(c)(3) non-profit creative wellness organization. The Battle Of Queens will feature over 40 Louisville musicians who will form FOUR bands for the evening, each representing a distinct class of Queenness: Country, Pop/Rock, Soul and Drag.
Hosted by Hurricane Summers (Voted #1 Drag Queen by Leo Weekly readers) and organized by Strive’s Nina Rodahaffer, Cheyenne Mize, and Ray Rizzo of Motherlodge, The Battle Of Queens will continue a three-year holiday tradition of staging a mock band battle that builds community and fellowship. At press time, the participating musicians and performers include:
The Queens of Country: Brian Cronin (Villebillies), Jose Oreta (Appalatin), Craig Wagner, Amos Hopkins, Cheyenne Mize, Alexander Udis, Katie Peabody, Heather Summers, Rebecca Minnick, Tyler Lance Walker Gill.
The Queens of Drag : Jade Jolie (LEO Weekly Reader’s Poll #2 Drag Queen), Hurricane Summers (LEO Weekly Reader’s Poll #1 Drag Queen), Salena Filichia (Killii Killii), Brett Holzclaw (Wanda Jackson, The Get Down), Jyn Yates, Ray Rizzo (Josh Ritter), Robert McFarland, Natalie Felker (The Fervor), Scott Carney (Wax Fang), Scott Mertz (Your News Vehicles), and Lou Lou Reed.
The Queens Of Rock : Van Campbell (Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Scott Anthony (“Once” The Musical), Kimmet Cantwell (Kimmet and Doug, Back 2 Mac), Malcolm McLaughlin, Jeremy Johnson, Clint Newman, Juliana Rodriguez, Jorge Ruiz (Yapa), Jacqui Blue, and Alanna Fugate.
The Queens Of Soul : Carly Johnson, JD Green (Afrophysicists), Jimmy Brown (Bo Deco), Bob Ramsey (Merry Pranksters), Tyrone Cotton, Nina Rodahaffer, Asly Toro, Chris Rodahaffer (Roadie, Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Mike Smith, Ted Richardson.
Strive was founded in April 2015. We design and facilitate meaningful creative wellness
opportunities for organizations, facilities, and the Louisville community. For more information about Strive contact Cheyenne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nina at email@example.com.
Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange was founded in 2009 in Louisville KY and Brooklyn. For more info contact Ray Rizzo firstname.lastname@example.org.