Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 28

Press release:

Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc and Michael-David Entertainment is proud to present our 9th Annual Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant! Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2016 – Ginger Von Snap has put together an amazing opening performance. This pageant will feature Miss Blue Ridge Pride alumini* as judges and entertainment for the show.

The Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant has grown into a larger venue this year, the Asheville Masonic Temple Theater. This theater offers 2 levels of seating for fantastic views of the show.

*Formers are to be announced as soon as all details are confirmed.

DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017

SCHEDULE:
– 5:00pm – DOORS OPEN
– 5:30pm – MEET & GREET
– 6:00pm – COCKTAIL PARTY
– 7:00pm – OPENING OF PAGEANT
– 10:00pm – CLOSING OF PAGEANT

LOCATION: Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801

TICKET PRICES
Tickets are on sale online now at: www.MissBlueRidgePride.com
GENERAL ADMISSION
Includes admission to the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Cocktail Party and the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant.

– FLOOR SEATING – $12
– BALCONY SEATING – $8

MEET & GREET*
These tickets are in addition to General Admission Tickets and allow admission to the Pre-Pageant Meet & Greet and photo op with the available Miss Blue Ridge Pride alumini, including the current reigning, Ginger Von Snap.

– MEET & GREET PHOTO OP – $5

*General Admission Tickets MUST be purchased in order to purchase the Meet & Greet Tickets.

DAY-OF-THE EVENT:
Tickets on the day of the event are priced as below:

– FLOOR – $15
– BALCONY – $10
– MEET & GREET – $10

PARKING
FREE public parking is offered across Woodfin Street in the HomeTrust Bank parking lot.

CATEGORIES
Contestants will be judged in the following categories:

– INTERVIEW
– CREATIVE EVENING GOWN
– TALENT

Contestant Handbook available online now at: www.MissBlueRidgePride.com

PRIZE PACKAGE – VALUED AT OVER $13,225*
The winner of Miss Blue Ridge Pride will enjoy a fantastic prize package that includes:

– The Miss Blue Ridge Pride full-round Crown (Valued at $175)
– $500 at Crowning
– $100 at Give Up
– $100 at Pride Festival
– A professional photoshoot with Roxy Taylor Photography (a $300 value)
– 250 Business Cards (A $50 value)
– A year of professional representation by Michael-David Entertainment (a $12,000 value)

*The Prize Package is ever growing and prizes are added when available.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Around 10 volunteers will be needed to produce this pageant. Those volunteer positions are:

1 – STAGE MANAGER – Keeps the show going and makes sure everyone is where they are supposed to be at all times. Previous Stage Management prefered.

1 – STAGE ASSISTANT – Assists the Stage Manager with any needs.

2 – TICKETING – Checks names on a prepaid list and sells tickets at the door.

3 – DOOR GUARD – With stand post outside dressing room doors to only offer admittance to entertainers, contestants and dressers.

2 – BARTENDER – Serve alcoholic beverages. MUST HAVE A CERTIFICATION.

1 – USHER – Usher patrons to proper seating.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Michael-David Carpenter at md@itsMichaelDavid.com.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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