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sat31augsun01sepNocturnal Emissions: Return to Thunderdome(august 31) 8:00 PM - (september 1) 2:00 AM North DoorCategories:DragAges:21+


It is time to Return…
It is the Apocalypse and the only chance for Drag artists to survive is to compete in our arena: Thunderdome. Prepare yourself to witness the ultimate Drag battles. Lipsync Deathmatches.

Our competitors are carried out from the dungeon in cages, dripping in dirt and sweat, hungry for a victory…
because victory equals survival
and survival brings them one step closer to the prize…Freedom…
plus the Thunderdrag trophy and $500 cash.

Our Executioner, Cheeki Kahnt, will rule over the Thunderdome while last year’s victorious Drag warrior, Sha’Nyia Narcisse will present the final victor with their freedom (plus trophy and cash!)

Plus, some very special guest artists! From Season 3 of Dragula, the electrifying Maddelynn Hatter and from Dallas, Texas the wicked May May Graves will be slaying the arena down!

Come dressed in your best post-apocalyptic costume and gain access to the pit directly in front of the stage. You may be chosen as one of the Four Clotheshorses of the Apocalypse (and win a prize!)
Arrive early to Drink and Dance to the frenzied soundscapes of Le VitaKiss.

This is an age 21+ event.

Doors open at 9pm (8pm for VIP).
The evening ends when the lone survivor of the battles leaves with their freedom.
General Admission is $15
VIP tickets are $30. There are a limited quantity of VIP tickets, so buy early.
(VIP perks include a Meet & Greet with special guests Maddelynn Hatter and May May Graves, early arena entry one hour before general admission, access to the VIP Balcony and a VIP floor seat section, a commemorative lanyard, and one drink ticket for a complimentary beverage from the bar.)

What is a Lipsync Deathmatch?

Throughout the night we will pair up two Drag artists to compete against each other as they simultaneously perform a lipsync to a pre-selected song. The crowd will determine the winner of the deathmatch while the Executioner will choose the demise of the loser. These matches will continue until there are only two Drag artists left. They will each perform one solo performance and then one final lipsync deathmatch. The audience will choose the winner.


8 PM – VIP holders admitted

8:30 – 9 PM –  VIP Meet & Greet with Special Guests Maddelynn Hatter (Dragula Season 3) and May May Graves (Dallas, Texas).

9 PM General Admission

8 pm-10:30 PM – Le VitaKiss performs with the Go Go Boys of the Apocalypse

10:30 PM – Lipsync Deathmatch Quarter Finals

11:15 PM – May May Graves and Maddelynn Hatter perform

12:00 AM – The Four Clotheshorses of the Apocalypse are chosen from the audience (Prizes!!!)

12:15 AM – Lipsync Deathmatch Semifinals

1:00 AM – Sha’Nyia Narcisse performs

1:15 AM – Lipsync Deathmatch Finals

1:45 AM – Lipsync Deathmatch victor is given their freedom (plus their trophy and cash!)


$15 – General Admission

$30 – VIP

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August 31 (Saturday) 8:00 PM - September 1 (Sunday) 2:00 AM


North Door

501 Brushy St, Austin TX 78701


Austin International Drag