Delightful drag queens coming to Main Street Taps
By Taylor J. Hale
Special to the Gazette
STEVENS POINT — A potent mixture of poise and fashion will be hitting Stevens Point on Jan. 12, at the Bryanna
Banx$ & Friends Drag Show at Main Street Taps.
Banx is a multi-award winning drag queen and a vocal personality in the Midwest’s fashion and style scene.
“I have done things for multiple drag pageants such as the prestigious state titles like Miss Gay Wisconsin USofA and Miss Club Wisconsin, where I have won both,” Banx explained in an exclusive interview with the Gazette.
The drag show event will be a night of fashion, music and drinks. Main Street Taps approached Banx, who was a former Stevens Point native until moving to the Madison area for work, about organizing the progressive event.
“I was approached over social media by the owner of Main Street Taps about producing their first drag show,” Banx said. “We talked all the details out and negotiated contracts. I put together what will be an amazing drag show filled with diverse, talented entertainers from all over the state of Wisconsin.”
The 21+ show is new on the roster of activities held at Taps since they opened their doors in June of 2018 but is already expected to sell out. Banx and her fellow queens are gracefully readying themselves for the upcoming night of euphonious dance and style.
“I tend to have a very busy schedule, and it fills up quickly,” Banx said. “I was happy that we could work together to find a date that would work for all parties involved.”
Programs like this construct platforms for denizens to collectively accept, love and appreciate our fellow Wisconsinites. They give substantiation to the fact that people from all backgrounds need a nexus of support and camaraderie, and that Portage County can be a welcoming home to all.
“There are a lot of us in this world,” Banx said. “It would be a better place if we stopped passing judgment and started loving one another each and every single day, no matter who we choose to love, what we choose to wear or how we choose to look.”
The Banx$ & Friends Drag Show at Main Street Tap starts at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $5. For more info on the performance check the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/512953602459548/.