2013 Nashville AIDS Walk

Sister Celia Lipps

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, local sneakers and heels made their way over the Korean Veterans Bridge and around LP Field when the people of Nashville, along with the Music City Sisters, walked to raise money for those living with or affected by HIV and/or AIDS. All walkers of life and on-looking tourists to the Music City noticed the powerful entrance of the veiled vibrants accenting the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, asking for answers to the usual questions of the who, what, why variety. Who are you with? What are you doing downtown? Why are you wearing those heels in a 5k walk? “Can I have my picture with you?,” was the question most popular of all; even former Second Lady of the U.S. Tipper Gore had to have her picture with the sisters, a highlight of the morning indeed. With Ann passing out colorful, foam sticker hearts to the wide-eyed and curious little ones and the rest of us simply being the loving sisters our intentions led us to be, it was evident the crowd really appreciated the joyful response and presence of the MCS.

Walking Music City Sisters

Walking Music City Sisters

The walk couldn’t have began with a more appropriate soundtrack, Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine.” It was hot, but nothing could remove our glittery, painted smiles; not even what could have been a discouraging moment during the walk-a-thon when a runner, not apart of the Nashville Aids walk, screamed “Faggots” next to the sisters. Ann replied “You got it!” The group walked on in pride.

The walk progressed with beautiful weather and more photo opportunities throughout and ended back at River Front Park as 80’s pop-singer Tiffany took the stage and ticket winning opportunities approached if you took your picture with Cardboard Cut-out Cher. Overall, it was an entertaining and successful event. We exceeded our fund raising goal of $1,000 reaching over $1,200! Nashville Cares came out $10,000 below what was hoped for, but collected over $220,000 and is still taking donation through the month of October. Thank you to all who help MCS reach our fund-raising goal and who continue to make efforts in supporting our ministry and local community. It was a blessing to be apart of the Nashville Aids Walk 2013. Let’s do it again next year!

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Sisters at the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

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Sister Night for the Nashville AIDS Walk 2013

Sister Night October 3, 2013Your Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosted an evening packed with information, talent, and entertainment. Sister Night at Canvas Lounge (1707 Church St, Nashville, Tennessee), started with a welcome from night’s the hostess, Sister Ann Wenita Morelove. Sister Ann then led those in attendance in a moment of silence for Coty Likens and his family.

St. middle (Mark Hubbard) followed with information regarding the latest news in HIV treatment and prevention. Later in the evening, Johnny Sells from Nashville CARES spoke to the crowd. Johnny was on hand during the event to give HIV testing for free.

Entertainers, including Veronica Electronica, Ivy St. James, Vanity, The C. Diving, and Harrison Knox, kept the crowd singing, laughing, and tipping! All tips and donations from the evening went to The Music City Sisters’ Nashville AIDS Walk Fund, which will take place at Riverfront Park in Nashville. Generous donations from the crowd amounted to $275, which helped the Sisters exceed their pledge goal for the Walk.

One would assume that everything described thus far would be enough, but this is Nashville! And Nashville has some singers; some very talented singers! Chris Mitchell, Vic Sorrell, and Scott Weaver took the stage and amazed the crowd with their vocal talent.

The night ended with what has become a Sister Night tradition, Eunice Bea Kidden and Pursefonee Ophelia Bitz lip-syncing to “Sisters.”

The Music City Sisters want to thank all those who shared their time and talent to make the night a wonderful evening. But especially, they would like to thank the Nashville LGBTQIA community. The Sisters love to make money, but they love to have fun with the community just as much!

Join them on the first Thursday in November when they host a little something on behalf of OutServe, an organization that benefits gays and lesbians serving in the military.

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Sister Night at Canvas Lounge

Music City Sisters Presents

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Soak-a-Sister 2013

Soak-a-Sister

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H8s A DRAG 2013

The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence presents

H8’s A DRAG 2013

The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is proud to announce the return of H8’s A DRAG! Now in its second year, H8’s A DRAG 2013 will bring two brand new events to the season. One – a youth dance called STOMP H8, will cater directly to the 14 – 18 year olds we serve. The other event — the H8’s A DRAG Local Revue — will comprise two evenings in a RuPaul’s Drag Race Style competition with a top performer chosen to perform on the H8’s A DRAG 2013 stage. We are excited by the enthusiastic response as anticipation builds each day! This year our sponsorship has tripled, allowing this important benefit to grow and reach even more individuals and groups we serve. Proceeds from all H8’s A DRAG 2013 events benefit the Music City Sisters’ LGBTQ Youth Grant Fund and anti-bullying campaign established in 2012.

There are several ways to participate in H8’s A DRAG 2013. Jump in and take a look!


H8’s A DRAG 2013: Rise Above

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H8 2013Friday April 19, 2013. 6:30 – 11:00 PM.

Venue: PLAY Dance Bar. 1519 Church Street. Nashville TN

Please join The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for an exciting evening of entertainment to benefit our LGBTQI youth at risk. This event marks our second year partnered with Play Dance Bar. With the generous sponsorship of PLAY, All Starr Management, the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program (VHVP), Performance Studios, and private donors, H8’s A DRAG –Rise Above is bound for success! Each year H8’s A DRAG is held on the 3rd Friday in April to support the GLSEN Day of Silence. Tonight we open our hearts to a “night of noise”!

Begin the evening networking with local LGBTQI community leaders and sponsors. Meet our guest performers at a special VIP Champagne Reception. All our performers will be available for photo ops and autographs. PLAY Dance Bar event photographer Julio Bonilla has donated his time and photography fees to capture photo memories of the entertainers and their fans throughout the event. Photos will be made available soon after the event at no charge. For a second year, the talented spin doctor DJ RON will be working his musical magic throughout the evening. The Meet & Greet begins earlier and admission to this event includes the entire evening.

Latrice RoyaleAfter the VIP Meet & Greet, General Admission guests will join in for a sparkling drag show featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 favorite, LATRICE ROYALE! Joining Latrice will be Kentucky’s deliriously edgy DEMENTIA, along with our own Miss Gay Tennessee America 2012 Suzy Wong, and the Ebony Goddess Chyna. This year we welcome new dimensions of drag expression with performances by Drag King Lucas Prescott & friends, Ms. Tennessee Diamond Diva Jamison St James, and Atlanta’s Singer/Songwriter/Performance Artist Dylan Michael! Also NEW! The top performer chosen at the H8’s A DRAG Local Revue will perform! Of course, the evening would not be complete without a production from the Music City Sisters and maybe another surprise or two! There will be prizes and auctions between performances. Grant fund beneficiaries will be announced!

VIP Meet & Greet 6:30 – 8:00 PM: $25 all inclusive

General Admission 8:00 PM Door/9:00 PM Show: $10

All guests of H8’s A DRAG 2013 may stay on and party the night away after our show ends!

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STOMP H8

Stomp H8 2013Saturday April 20, 2013. 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

Venue: BareFeet Studios. 3205 Powell Avenue. Nashville TN 37204

H8’s A DRAG 2013 welcomes another brand new event this year! STOMP H8, a “Fairytale Fantasy” -themed dance event was created for youth aged 14-18, especially LGBT youth. The Music City Sisters, in collaboration with GLSEN and the JumpStart Youth Program. are thrilled to present this evening of entertainment for them. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Performance Studios and private donors, the dance studio, refreshments and entertainment were all made possible. DJ Remedy and Chris Walburn Photography have both donated their time and talent for the dance. Many performers from Friday night H8’s A DRAG including the winner of the H8’s A DRAG Local Revue will be on hand to meet & greet and perform event-inspired routines for the youth. Representatives from youth-focused community organizations plan to participate. The Music City Sisters will host and chaperone the festivities, and visiting Sisters, Guards and friends are encouraged to join in!

There is a $5 suggested donation to attend STOMP H8.

STOMP H8 is the final event of the H8’s A DRAG 2013 season!


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H8’s A DRAG: Local Revue Audition
H8’s A DRAG: Local Revue Finals

H8 Local RevueFriday March 15, 2013. 8:00 PM – Midnight. (Audition)

Friday April 5, 2013. 9:00 PM – Midnight. (Finals)

Venue: Chameleons Lounge. 6528 New Nashville Hwy. Smyrna TN

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The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in partnership with Chameleons Lounge is excited to present the first H8’s A DRAG Local Revue, a talent search for amateur drag performers beginning with Auditions on March 15, 2013, and culminating with the Local Revue Finals on April 6, 2013.

The top 6 – 8 performers chosen at the March 15 Auditions will progress to the Local Revue Finals, where a top performer will be chosen by a panel of judges drawn from the community. The top performer earns the opportunity to perform at H8’s A DRAG on April 19 and STOMP H8 on April 20 along with the RuPaul’s Drag Race Headliner and cast of H8’s A DRAG 2013! Thanks to the generous support and partnerships with Chameleons Lounge and Performance Studios, these events are promised to be a huge success! We are grateful for the opportunity to expand H8’s A DRAG events to benefit the individuals and communities we seek to reach.

HOTEL

Need a place to stay? We have a block of rooms set aside at a “Drag Queen and Sister friendly” Guesthouse Inn—the rooms are $99.95 /per night + tax (1 – 4 persons) and includes hi-speed wireless internet, complimentary expanded hot breakfast, *free parking* and *free* shuttle to immediate Vanderbilt/West End area from early morning til 9:30 PM nightly. Our discounted rate can be accessed by letting them know you are coming for H8s a DRAG! CODE: H8AD13. NOTE: This offer expires March 28, so get those reservations done!

GuestHouse Inn & Suites Vanderbilt
615.329.1000
1909 Hayes Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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