YEAR OF THE WOMXN — Austin Pride 2018 Official Womxn's Party
Hosted by: Lesbutante and the Boss
A Message from Kelly West
& Michelle Solorzano Daly
For the last 5 years Kelly & I, A.K.A. The Lesbutante & The Boss, have hosted the Austin Pride Official Women's Party. This year we are producing something much larger and much more powerful – a WOMXN’S Party. The theme for Austin Pride this year is REVOLUTION. This celebration of WOMXN will show that we are here to stay. 2018 has been a prevailing year for womxn all over the world. From political seats being filled by a slew of LGBTQIA+, to WOMXN’S Marches, to the #MeToo
movement, and ground-breaking change at the Royal Wedding. Huge racial & social barriers were broken that were centuries old, and we want to continue being that voice for WOMXN all over the world, specifically in the LGBTQIA+ community.
To produce the party that the LGBTQIA+ WOMXN and friends deserve, we had to think outside of the box. With the help and backing of Austin Pride, we have decided to secure and rent the parking lot on the corner of 4th St. and Congress Ave. (next to the Speak Easy and across from Capital Grille) for this event.
We will be fencing off the entire parking lot and putting a stage in the middle for entertainment. Our entertainment for the evening is a lineup of very influential WOMXN such the Chulita Vinyl Club
, Headlining International DJ CITIZEN JANE
, DJ GiiQ (Gina DJgiiq Laughland
), professional dancers, Angel Hamilton
(SUPASTUD) as the Celebrity Host, and more. We are being extremely selective when it comes to talent because we want to showcase all types of influential WOMXN of different cultural backgrounds in the United States, specifically WOMXN of color.
This year has been historical for WOMXN all over the world and we want to celebrate that in a BIG WAY. EVERYONE is welcome to the party, but we are promoting it to the WOMXN, as we always do. WOMXN deserve a safe space to be themselves for one night, and that’s what we are in the business of providing.
The party will have a capacity of 1000+ individuals, which would never be possible if we used any other gay venue in Austin, TX. The Official WOMXN’S Party on Friday night is just the beginning of the celebration for the weekend. We will also have an Official Parade float in the Pride Parade (separate ticketing link) on Saturday night 8/11 that will have an attendance of 500,000+ individuals. If you have never experienced being on a float, it’s a MUST.
Current Official Sponsors (more to come as we get closer to the event):
1. Tito's Handmade Vodka
2. Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery
3. Lone Star Beer Austin
4. NSSI/Recovery Services, Inc
— Hazardous Waste
5. Drink Slingers
— concierge bar service
6. DALY & WEST
— Lifestyle by Design
7. Warby Parker
Includes access to all-inclusive tented VIP lounge sponsored by Tito's Vodka, Deep Eddy Vodka, Lonestar beer, water, and sodas. VIP section will be in close proximity to the performance stage. VIP also includes a swag bag full of amazing swag from our sponsors, and access to our celebrity DJs and hosts. The VIP section will be the ONLY area that will have a designated lounge with seating.
General Admission ticket:
Includes entrance into the party. There will be cash bars to purchase drinks (beer, liquor, sodas, water).
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
21 & up only. NO EXCEPTIONS. IDs will be checked at the door.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Pride weekend is always so crazy, therefore there is limited parking. If you plan to drink, PLEASE drink responsibly and take an UBER. Uber
is the official sponsor of Austin Pride
so we will be posting a special discount code closer to the day of the event. There are multiple parking garages in the area anywhere from $10 and up to park.
What can I bring into the event?
ALL BAGS will be searched by our hired private security team at the door. We do this for everyone's safety. No outside drinks allowed. Food/snacks are allowed.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Mitch Solorzano Daly at [email protected]
with any questions or concerns regarding Austin Pride weekend.
What's the refund policy?
NO REFUNDS. You can sell or transfer your ticket to someone else. If you plan to do this, please email Mitch at [email protected]
to do the name transfer. Your ticket MUST match the name on your license or government ID.
Kelly & I are so excited to produce and host the «Year of the WomXn» — Austin Pride 2018 Official WomXn's Party. We hope to set the standard for years to come with this event.
Kelly & Mitch