Peach is a brand and event team grown and raised in Chicago. They are dedicated to unifying and celebrating LGBTQ+ women and femme families through music, drinks, food, art, and visually stimulating entertainment. Peach brings a fully immersive design for each event, partners with world-class brands to donate thousands to nonprofits, and creates elevated, inclusive experiences. While the brand’s mission centers queer women and femmes, allies and identities across the LGBTQ+ spectrum are encouraged to join in our safe space. Peach was founded in 2017 by Black Thread Agency, a culture marketing and events company led by Bre Auberry.
Famed for her myth-busting lyrics on sexuality, motherhood, and identity, Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and now based in Atlanta — rapper and vocalist bbymutha is one of underground hip hop’s most daring and admired talents.
Emerging with a series of self-released EP’s and singles, her track “Rules” went viral in 2017 and earned her praise from the likes of Erykah Badu, Björk, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA, Kehlani, actress Amandla Stenberg. While bbymutha fits into Southern rap’s legacy of originality via a refusal to conform to any coastal trends, choosing instead respective local flairs for self-expression and her non-apologetic attitude. The result is a soundscape all her own—a slow, ice-cool Chattanooga drawl rapping through the distorted and progressive production that gives her an artistic voice all her own — earning her spot on Pitchfork’s 10 Rappers to Watch 2019, Vibe’s Best Female Rap Albums of 2018, Pitchfork’s Best Rap Albums of 2018, & FACT Mag’s Rappers to Watch 2018.
She candidly blends her life experiences into hard-hitting raps — where she pointedly brandishes her sexuality in the face of respectability politics: unapologetically celebrating women for their ambition, savvy, sexuality, & sometimes vulgarity. Her sharp + provocative lyrics (openly sexual, feminist, & positive) are leisurely wrapped-around beats that are typically endemic to experimental and electronic corners of the internet.
Cookiee Kawaii became known outside New Jersey with the jittering, mattress squeaking club track “Vibe,” which went viral in 2019 and became even more popular the next year with TikTok users. Unrestricted by genre, the vocalist’s stylistic range cuts across Jersey club, R&B, and rap. The daughter of house DJs, Vanice Palmer was born into music and has been recording since the early 2010s. After she adopted her stage name, a display of her love for sweets and anime, the proudly queer artist has peeked above the underground New Jersey scene and now reaches club/dance fans across the globe.
The Vixen presents Black Girl Magic
The Vixen is a multi-talented performer dedicated to making the world a better place. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, her art has always been intertwined with social justice and activism. An accomplished drag queen, songwriter, fashion designer, and dancer, she credits her creative family for her love of the arts. As a student at Columbia College in Chicago, Vixen learned the makeup skills it took to create her growing drag persona. After turning 21, her athletic performance style quickly gained her attention in the Chicago drag scene.
Through hard work and dedication, The Vixen has become an influential member of Chicago’s gay community – interviewed by many publications for her unique style and outspoken viewpoint. As a rapper, her bold lyrics and intricate delivery have earned her national attention for her show-stopping collaborations. Her proudest achievement is creating BlackGirlMagic, a drag concert, where queens of color can celebrate their unique experiences through storytelling and performance. The Vixen lives by her grandmother’s belief that helping others makes life worthwhile.
AZN INVZN: Supes Base
Supes Base, whose real name is Justina Nguyen, has been immersed in music all of her life – classically trained in piano, oboe, and percussion. Her music journey started out as an extracurricular skill that was imposed upon her by her parents as a young child morphed into a lifelong passion. About 6 years ago, Supes Base decided to reincarnate her musical chops through the curation of the music as a DJ, as well as the orchestration of human connection throughout a space or environment–encouraging unspoken conversation between performer and audience. She’s worked with many brands like Virgin Hotels and Equinox and has performed at events like Cannes Lions Festival and Lollapalooza.
AZN INVZN: Chess Knight
Whether playing house and nudisco on a sexy rooftop, funk and RnB poolside, or EDM and hip-hop in a packed club, Chess is known for her versatility and eclectic mixes. She has DJed at CMJ, SXSW, Wicker Park Fest, Spring Awakening, Taste of Chicago, and Lollapalooza along with being featured in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Creator’s Project for VICE, URB Magazine and on Refinery29.com.
Bonita Appleblunt is a Chicago-based multi-faceted DJ and audio visual pro who specializes in exploring the lineage of modern and underground genres of music with their African roots. Bonita has been nominated as Best Hip Hop DJ 2021 and 2022 by Chicago Reader’s Best of, and played a set at Afropunk Brooklyn this past year. You can catch them playing a set anywhere in the city and even online.
“C*nty MeMe (pronounced MiMi) is a rebel, a warrior with vulnerability as their shield and their tongue as their sword,” the passionate artist explains. MeMe is nothing short of an enigma who can’t be boxed no matter how hard one tries, mostly because they’ll burn the box to a crisp and then cook your ass for trying to force them in said box. The Chicago artist pulls inspiration from the past while simultaneously showing listeners visions of the future. There’s nothing C*nty can’t do, with their delivery oozing confidence it is impossible not to fall in love with the artist. With a blistering mixtape and raging EP under their belt, C*nty is preparing for world domination, now’s the time to prepare to serve under your new ruler…C*nty MeMe.
MochaMocha2.0 presents Body Confidence for Queens
Body Confidence for Queens (BCQ) is a trailblazing Dance Company native to Chicago, created by CEO and dance extraordinaire Mocha Mocha2.0. This sanctuary teaches Queens the exploration of their minds and bodies through dance, thus fostering an environment of confident and body positive individuals. In September 2021, Mocha debuted her first of many body positive burlesque showcases to a sold out Chicago audience of 80 people. This showcase consisted of an all female cast of different races, talents and body sizes. BCQ stresses the importance of self love and self acceptance amongst all. To this day, Mocha produces annual body positive burlesque showcases reaching Queens everywhere helping them gain confidence in dance and in their everyday lives.