Youth OutRight holds its “Young Voices Vaudeville” fundraiser Sept. 28

Press release:

Come out to celebrate and support Asheville’s lgbtqia community at Youth OutRight’s 4th annual fall fundraiser! “Young Voices: YO Vaudeville 2017,” will be held September 28, 7:00-9:00PM at the Highland Brewery Event Center, 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, 28803. Admission: $20.00.

Youth OutRight is an advocacy and leadership non-profit that seeks to empower LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 14-20). The organization’s annual fundraiser, this year in vaudeville form, provides an opportunity for the western North Carolina community to celebrate and support our youth in a venue where all identities and gender expressions are honored.

You can expect a range of talented performers as part of our Vaudeville show. Entertainers and speakers will light up your night under the happy rule of our emcee Barbie Angell (Local celeb, Mountain XPress “Best of” Poet, Performance Artist). All are welcomed! Highland Brewery’s cash bars will offer beer, cider and mead. Green Opportunities’ Southside Kitchen will provide hor d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages for guests of all ages.

Acts will include performances by the hysterically funny local juggling act, “Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth,” and musical stylings by The Build (member Super Happy Trivia Show, Magnetic Theatre). Let your sensibilities be lifted by the eternally inspiring Beer City Sisters! Local singers Brian Claflin and Juan Holladay will absorb and astound! The audience will be dazzled by our very own YO youth as they wow you with stories, images and portraits of queer experiences. Other testimonies will delight and inform!

YO Vaudeville 2017 will further showcase photography by YO youth (under direction of Adrian Spencer Parra). A silent auction featuring selected photos, themed baskets, and contributions from local artisans will also be available on site.

To purchase tickets and/or make a donation, please see Youth OutRight’s event’s page,

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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