PVD Equality Festival

Heather Rose in Clover

On June 19, Askew in PVD is hosting a block-party style day of celebration for the LGBTQQIAAP community. There will be food trucks, vendors and face paint by the incomparable Yosefa. Randy Andy & Co will stage a drag performance, Heather Rose in Clover will perform live and DJ Evil Liz will spin the beats between performances that are still to be announced.

We talked to Heather Rose who said, “Lisa, Greg and I are really excited, fully vaccinated and very ready to hit the Askew stage for an in-person audience! Playing an outdoor, block-party style fest is the ultimate summer experience for any musician. And being part of something that embraces positivity, diversity, and togetherness? Sign me up.”

Randy Andy

We also spoke with Randy Andy, the producer of Askew’s drag king entertainment, who told us, “I’m feeling excited and completely overwhelmed. It’s not just Pride, it’s the first major production I’m involved in as we (hopefully) ease out of this pandemic. So it’s all about shaking off the dust and getting my glittery groove back. I’m thrilled Askew and other downtown bars and clubs survived the pandemic. I’m glad we are going to have a taste of Pride and I’m glad it’s going to support our local clubs and performers.”

PVD Equality Festival takes place June 19 at 6pm, 150 Chestnut St, PVD. For more info, fb.com/events/314431186973408