Southern Decadence: Aug 29 – Sept 3

By: Jase Peeples

The annual predominantly gay celebration of the South known as Southern Decadence kicks off Labor Day Weekend (Wednesday, August 29 – Monday, September 3) and if you’re planning on attending you’ll definitely want to check out Bourbon Pub & Parade.

Located in the heart of the French Quarter – at the corner of Bourbon & St. Ann – Bourbon Pub & Parade is not only a New Orleans landmark, but ranks as one of Top 10 Gay Bars and Clubs in the word as well.

The hotspot sits at the center of all the Southern Decadence happenings during the annual celebration and will be hosting several of the weekend’s must-hit events.

Make sure you snag your tickets at ASAP because these parties sell out fast.

Weekend Passes ($60) include all events Thursday – Sunday; Welcome Cocktail and Priority Admittance.

VIP Weekend Passes ($100) include all events Thursday – Sunday; Welcome Cocktail; Hosted Cocktail Reception Saturday night; Express Check-In; Express VIP Entrance and a Commemorative T-shirt.

Direct from Los Angeles, Billy Francesca and Rhea Litre will be your hosts with the most all weekend long while Parade’s decadent DJ line-up will incluce: Thursday - DJ Sean Michael (NOLA); Friday- DJ Mike Bryant (Los Angeles); Saturday- Masterbeat DJ Brett Henrichsen; Sunday Tea- DJ Robbie Leslie (SiriusXM-Studio 54 Radio); Sunday Night- DJ Max Rodriguez (New York) and Monday- DJ Jayskee (NOLA) as well as local VJ’s Brendan Thompson and Chris Allen!

Of course no trip to Southern Decadence would be complete without witnessing Thursday night’s infamous Big Dick Contest, hosted by The Bearded Lady herself, Billy Francesca and the newly crowned King Cake Queen Miss Nicole Dubois. (Register “your assets” upon arrival!)

Also, Sunday’s T-Dance will surely be one of the weekend’s highlights as the legendary Disce Diva France Joli will perform her classic “Come To Me” and more, live on stage.

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