Back Lot Bash.
12:00 PM – DJ Little Lisa
Little Lisa’s experience as a full time musician helped fuel the passion to start DJing in 2011 … since then she has spun festivals, clubs, parties, weddings, corporate events.
12:30 PM – Live Karaoke w/Grant Michael
Queer Karaoke Chicago is a Chicago-affirming community for QTNBGNC & LGBTQIA+ QTs! Host Grant Michael will take you on a queer karaoke journey.
4:00 PM – Thot Squad
BOLD. CRAZY. BEAUTIFUL. Ratchet and Nasty. Soulful and Passionate. Luscious and Opulent.
I make music for the empowerment of women, black people, and the LGBT community. (I myself am non-binary fun fact!!) In May of 2022 I got the opportunity to open for one of my biggest influences, cupcakKe. And WOW WHAT A TIME. I ended up in tears backstage from how AMAZING the crowd was. My other influences include Megan Thee Stallion, City Girls, Lizzo, Doechii, Leikeli47, sex workers, and single moms.
5:00 PM – G FLIP
They/Them are a multi-talented Australian singer, songwriter, producer, drummer, and musician, and non-binary lesbian, whose music singles have achieved platinum status three times from their 2018 album About Us. Winner of 2019 Australian AIR Award for Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year and 2019 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Australian Act.
6:30 PM – Beyond the Blonde
Tribute band to P!NK, Gwen Stefani, and Lady Gaga showcasing the energy and songs of the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award-winning stars with other fierce female artists of pop and rock.
BTB is led by vocalist Charity, who brings their energy and power vocals to the stage. Bobby on guitar/backing vocals, Dan on drums/backing vocals, and Ryan on bass.
Together, they bring you a fun, energetic show that will keep you coming back!
8:30 PM – DJ Mary Mac
A legendary NY based DJ of Haitian background, who has spun for some of the music industry’s top artists, tours and events, and dominates the LGBTQ party scene. Winner of Best Hip-Hop DJ – GO Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Nightlife Awards. Her other talents include songwriting, producing and photography.
Back Lot Bash
Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women’s events and the limited presence of female artists in the Chicago LGBTQ community. What started as a one-day event to showcase local female artists and community organizations, has now grown into a 4-day festival due to the overwhelming response from local businesses, community partners, charitable organizations and the women’s community themselves.
Today, Back Lot Bash is an iconic staple of Chicago pride week and draws over 6000 attendees from Chicago, the Midwest and around the world to a unique outdoor venue in the historic Andersonville neighborhood. The event features local and emerging musicians and established performers of different genres as well as the first ever Chicago LGBTQ family day. Back Lot Bash highlights unity, equality, diversity and inclusiveness in an environment that is festive and celebratory of everyone in our community.
Every year, Back Lot Bash partners with local organizations such as HRC Chicago, CMSA and AIDS Ride Chicago to showcase their organizations at the event. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds are donated from Back Lot Bash to a number of charitable organizations including A Sister’s Hope, Girls in the Game, UCAN, and other groups focused on Women’s/LGBTQ issues.
In 2017, Roberts and Klujian had the honor and distinction of being recipients of the esteemed HRC Community Service Award in recognition of their community involvement and the impact they have had in supporting and advocating for Chicago’s LGBTQ community.
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Christina and Amie