June is here already and with it starts Pride Season. Seattle Pride is Sunday, June 27th and here in Bremerton Kitsap Pride is Saturday, July 17th with our big Pride Party that same night. Throughout the region there are many more events. So get your Pride on!
The Pride Lauch Party is your kick off event. Last month we had 300 people come out to party setting a new record. DJ MAtt Stands was there with his new laser. Matt has just be brought on to the Cuff’s First Saturday night so now you can catch him there. This month we have VJ Andrew Jensen keeping you dancing with great videos on our big screen. We’ve had the Eagles add a bartender to help keep things moving. If it was our bar it would be different but we do what we can. Thanks for being patient.
We’ve really had some exciting events recently and this next party will be no exception. DJ Matt Stands returns again this month but with a new laser show like you’ve never seen before – anywhere. Plus we have a great drag line up with Tory Marchella, Xandria Cocks, Sharon Huzbends, Katrina Duall, and Lexus Morre E’Vougue. The show starts at 9:50.
April was a busy month with the Seattle Men’s Chorus concert and Dining Out For Life. It was great to see so many people at other events. It’s great that there is so much going on and before we know it Kitsap Pride will be here on July 17th. In May, The Q Center is holding a Pink Prom for youth ages 14 to 23 at Olympic College. They will be looking for some volunteers to chaperone and will be doing some fundraising to make it happen.
After I post this I’m off to the Grand Opening of the e new Fairfield Inn & Suites just a block from the Eagles. I just saw that for May 7th a King room is $89 and a Two Bedroom Suite that sleeps up to 8 was $159! Party responsibly.
Well our March party came in like a lion and set a new record. It was our second busiest night ever. The only busier night was the 2009 Pride Party. The March Madness party had a great crowd of 220 only 20 shy of the last Pride Party. Thanks to everyone who came out!
Did you know that Red Star donated part of the March door to the Bremerton Foodline? We did it through a Macy’s employee drive with matching so our $200 became $400 to the Foodline! $1 can equal 4 to 5 pounds of food. We’ve helped provide 1,600 to 2,000 pounds of food for our local community. That’s a TON of food! We have also committed to supporting the stage at Kitsap Pride on Saturday, July 17 at Evergreen Park in Bremerton.
This past weekend the Seattle Men’s Chorus had their annual retreat at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. It was exciting to see the hotel flying a rainbow flag with pride! It was fun to join them last night in the hotel bar after their day finished. The chorus was rehearsing for their upcoming concert. It will be at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton on Saturday, April 17 with a show titled “Ole!, Ole!, Ole!” featuring great Latin music including Ricky Martin and J Lo.
Another fun night at the Admiral Theatre will be Bjorn Again – the ABBA tribute band. They added a second night after the first one SOLD OUT. The just announced night with great seats available is Thursday, April 29th – the same night as Dining Out For Life – Dinner and a show, make it a night!
Unfortunately at our March Maddness party DJ Matt Stands was unable to make it because of last minute doctor’s orders. He’s fine and we wish him a speedy recovery. He is planning to be here in April at our party on the 2nd of the month.
I had the opportunity to meet the folks running the new Fairfield Inn & Suites just a block from the Eagles. They gave me a private tour and we talked about the possibility of a Red Star rate based on availability the night of our events. The hotel is very nice with a fresh clean look inside the lobby and rooms. The rates are already very reasonable. I just saw that a King room is $109 and a Two Bedroom Suite that sleeps up to 8 was $159!
I would also like to thank the crew that has been helping set up and breakdown these past few months. Many hours, hard work and attention to detail has helped Red Star get to where it is today.