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RuPaul's Drag Race contestants are the hardest working people in show business, aside from RuPaul, of course. Each season of the drag queen competition, the contestants are put to the test to see who has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar. RuPaul and the rest of the judges determine who has the skills to pay the bills by challenging their creativity in putting a look together from scratch, their stand-up comedy in front of an entire audience, how they command the room on a runway, and, of course, their lip sync skills, among many other things. But the queens have cultivated these talents through years of performing live. So if you want to see them do their thing IRL, you need to know where to see the live. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 cast perform
RuPaul's Drag Race contestants are a talented bunch, so they can all be found performing at clubs, cabarets, and special events all around the country, and in some cases, the world. And once this season of RuPaul's Drag Race kicks off on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1, you can expect the queens' popularity to go through the roof and for their acts to be even more highly sought after. Hopefully, that translates into even more live appearances for us to enjoy.
If you've got a ticket to this year's RuPaul's Drag Con, which takes place on April 29 and 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, you'll be able to
see all 13 of this season's queens in person since they will all be making appearances. Past contestants have also been known to travel across the country with the , so hopefully that hits the road again with queens from this season. RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons tour
But if you want to see your fave contestant in action in the near future, find out where she'll be delivering a fabulous lip sync near you below.
Charlie Hides is a legendary drag queen who splits her time between the U.S. and the U.K., her official show bio says. Specifically, Charlie is based in Boston and London, according to her Twitter profile. Charlie regularly performs on Atlantic cruises, theaters and cabarets in Europe and Australia, and at the Triad Theater in New York, her website says. She also has a residency at London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern where she'll be performing on April 7. Charlie will next be seen at Oilcan Harrys in Austin on March 26, according to her Instagram. Charlie's act is a mix of comedy and cabaret, and she's also been known to impersonate Cher, Lady Gaga, and Madonna, and she really gives me some Material Girl vibes.
Eureka has made a name for herself in the pageant circuit, having competed in more than 100 pageants,
according to her bio on VH1's website. But she doesn't want to be known as just a "pageant girl," and she's got the performances all over the country to prove it. Eureka is fresh off of a Southern California tour this month, and she'll be closing out March in her hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee, Asheville, North Carolina, and Chicago, her website lists. She will also be appearing at the Blue Ridge Pride Festival in Asheville in October. And if she does well on RuPaul's Drag Race, who knows where you'll find Eureka next?
There's nothing that Jaymes Mansfield can't do. Actually, perhaps I should reserve my judgment for until after I see her in action on this season of
RuPaul's Drag Race. But no one can deny that her resume is impressive. Jaymes is the self-proclaimed "Swiss Army Knife" of drag, according to her bio on VH1's website, meaning that she can sing, sew, act, dance, and perform with puppets.
So where can you see Jaymes' many talents for yourself? Jaymes posts about many of
her upcoming performances on her Instagram profile. She'll be hosting a in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 24. After that, you can RuPaul's Drag Race viewing party at D.I.X. catch Jaymes at The Cafe in San Francisco on April 7. Earlier this month, Jaymes appeared at clubs in Seattle, Austin, and Houston. But with all of those aforementioned skills, Jaymes certainly has a lot of outlets to share her talents with the world.
Peppermint can usually be found hosting and performing in New York, according to her bio on VH1's website.
She'll be at The Monster in the Big Apple, where she seems to appear every so often, on March 24 for a RuPaul's Drag Race viewing party, she posted on Instagram. Peppermint also performs at New York's Rise Bar every Monday, and she has had some recent shows at The Ritz. But Peppermint has also been known to have gigs outside of New York, too. So far this year, she has performed in Chicago, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and New Haven, Connecticut. Where will Peppermint bring her freshness next?
If you're as obsessed with Sasha Velour's unique look as I am, you might want to see it for yourself in person.
Sasha will next be appearing in March Dragness at R Place in Seattle on March 25 and Drag Nation: The Great 8 at Tracks in Denver on March 31, according to her website. She also has her own show called every second Thursday of the month at Bizarre Bushwick in New York. If Sasha can make it in New York, well, you know the rest. Nightgowns
Trinity Taylor has had a successful run in the pageant circuit, taking home "countless crowns,"
according to her official show bio. She even beat RuPaul's Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards in one. Trinity is also a former Miss Pulse and performed at the Orlando nightclub where the deadly mass shooting occurred last June one week before the attack, her bio says.
Trinity still performs in Orlando. She appears at the Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs in the city every Sunday,
according to her website. Trinity will also continue to hit the road this month and throughout the summer, making stops all over the U.S. in places like Alabama, Texas, and California, as well as the U.K., Scandinavia, and Germany. Catch Trinity while you can!