Celebrate All Things Drag at Seattle Men’s Chorus’

You Can't Stop the Drag

You Can’t Stop the Drag Concerts June 22 & 23

The perfect Pride Month event with an upbeat soundtrack featuring Pride anthem favorites

SEATTLE – Seattle Men’s Chorus celebrates the art and joy of drag with a performance dedicated to singing, dancing, quick drag makeovers, and more. Sashay to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center for three drag-alicious concerts June 22 and 23.

RuPaul royalty Nina West – who is competing in season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars[CC1]  on Paramount+ – is the special guest. This show has 16 iconic songs in store, including anthems like “I Will Survive” and “I Am What I Am.” The concert also includes an onstage “Lip Sync Smackdown” hosted by West, plus local celebrities and special guests will receive quick drag makeovers, displaying their “before” and “after” looks to the audience.

“This show is so much fun on stage and in the audience,” said Seattle Men’s Chorus Artistic Director Paul Caldwell. “There is an energy to this show with larger-than-life songs, dances, and characters. Drag isn’t just about glitter and glam, it’s about celebrating who we are, no matter our gender or identity.”

At a time when the art of drag is being criminalized in some states, this concert embodies music that makes a difference.

“Drag is an artform that should be supported, celebrated, and sung,” said Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus Interim Executive Director Craig Coogan. “In a time where acceptance and representation matter more than ever, this show says, ‘You belong, just as you are.’”

You Can’t Stop the Drag includes a general admission performance geared toward those with shortened attention spans—young and old. After the Saturday afternoon concert, Nina West will host Drag Queen Story Time reading her original kids’ storybook, The You Kind of Kind.

A portion of each ticket will support a Pride Foundation scholarship in honor of Nex Benedict. Tickets are $39 to $99 and available through the Seattle Men’s Chorus website at seattlemenschorus.org.

About Seattle Men’s Chorus – Seattle Women’s Chorus

The internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus (founded in 1979) and Seattle Women’s Chorus (founded in 2002) together make one of the largest community choral organizations in North America, and stand out among the largest LGBTQ-identified choruses in the world. Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus comprise one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant music organizations, performing in Seattle’s most prestigious venues for an annual audience of more than 30,000 patrons across the Puget Sound. Collectively there are more than 300 singing members, along with staff and volunteers who support both Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus. They are a leading voice for the LGBTQ+ community and offer both outreach events and main stage concert performances annually.


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Meghan McLaughlin

WHY FOR GOOD on behalf of Seattle Men’s Chorus



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