HEAV3N For Pride Month at The Globe: A Blissful Celebration of Pride and Diversity REVIEW+PHOTOS: HEAV3N's Pride Month Part at The Globe 6/9/23
LOS ANGELES, CA- On June 9th, 2023, the legendary Globe Theatre was transformed into a paradise of music, unity, and celebration during a music-filled party hosted by HEAV3N. This event, held in honor of Pride Month, stood as a testament to the resilience and creative power of the LGBTQ+ community. With a lineup featuring an array of diverse and talented performers, including Alice Glass, BC Kingdom, Alex Chapman, Cailin Russo, Clip, Gia Woods, ianisugly, Lil Texas, Mel 4Ever, The Gurls (Alissah, Domino Presley, Raquel Starr), Santi, The Gurls, Chase Icon, as well as burlesque artists Bryona Ashly, Gia Gunn, Jazell Barbie Royale, and Miss Tosh, HEAV3N’s influence and significance were palpable throughout the evening.
At the heart of HEAV3N’s mission is the unwavering commitment to providing a platform for LGBTQ+ artists, and the festival at the Globe Theatre demonstrated this dedication. The performances were a testament to the vibrant spectrum of talent within the community, showcasing an impressive range of musical styles, identities, and narratives. From the raw intensity of Alice Glass to the sonic barrage of BC Kingdom, each artist brought their unique perspective and artistry to the stage.
The artistry on stage consisted of rappers, singers, DJs and more. A highlight of the evening was the emotionally charged performance of Alice Glass, whose unapologetic energy and captivating stage presence. set the tone for the night. Cailin Russo, an emerging force in the music scene, left a lasting impression with her powerful vocals and evocative lyrics. The infectious beats of Clip and the magnetic performance of Gia Woods inspired a sense of liberation and sparked a collective celebration of self-expression. DJs like Alex Chapman and Lil Texas injected an explosions of energy into the atmosphere, compelling everyone to surrender to the rhythm and dance with abandon.
The Gurls, comprising Alissah, Domino Presley, and Raquel Starr, took the stage with a fierce presence, embracing their identities unapologetically and becoming beacons of empowerment for the LGBTQ+ community. Santi’s choreographed act was amazingly fun and Chase Icon and That Kid continued the electrifying momentum, delivering performances, a staple for HEAV3N, that got the crowd hyped as they merged their sets seamlessly together.
In addition to the musical talent, the inclusion of burlesque artists Bryona Ashly, Gia Gunn, Jazell Barbie Royale, and Miss Tosh added a layer of sensuality and artistic expression to the evening. Their performances were a reminder of the diverse forms of self-expression within the LGBTQ+ community, further amplifying the celebration of individuality and the freedom to be authentic.
At the helm of HEAV3N stands its visionary founder, Lulo, who has played a pivotal role in creating a platform that celebrates and uplifts queer voices in the music industry. Lulo’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ artists and fans is commendable, and their impact on the community was evident throughout the festival. By curating an event of this magnitude, Lulo and HEAV3N have become indispensable allies, offering a platform that amplifies underrepresented voices and celebrates the rich diversity of the LGBTQ+ experience.
HEAV3N’s mini-music festival during Pride Month at the Globe Theatre showcased the power of music to create a space of love, acceptance, and empowerment. Through their unwavering dedication to the LGBTQ+ community, HEAV3N has become a shining beacon, not only providing a platform for talented artists but also fostering a sense of belonging and unity. As the night came to a close, the resounding message of the festival lingered in the hearts of attendees—a celebration of diversity, authenticity, and the enduring spirit of the LGBTQ+ community.