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Charlotte’s #1 Drag Brunch is Back !!
August 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charlotte’s #1 Drag Show sets comeback date
for evening of Saturday, August 29 with “Drag Queen Divas”
Performing in parking lot at Dilworth Grille
Queen of the Queen City Buff Faye finds a way to persevere and bring joy
with food, fun, drag and new COVID-19 standards
(August 17, 2020 – Charlotte, NC) – Today local LGBTQ community leader and drag queen Buff Faye announced that she is bringing back her award-winning drag events this August. Buff Faye’s “Divas” Drag Diner will be held in the evening of Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m. with seating in the parking lot of Dilworth Grille at 911 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204. New COVID-19 standards have been implemented and there will be limited capacity. While they last, tickets may be purchased online at AllBuff.com.
“We’re back. It has been nearly six months since we have performed and we miss our fabulous friends and family so much,” said Buff Faye, drag queen organizer. “Your safety continues to be our first priority. We have outdoor seating and new COVID-19 standards. Now more than ever we need to be vigilant and yet find small ways to bring joy – our drag queens are here for you. We can smile six feet away.”
Mid-March was the last time Buff Faye and her cast performed at Dilworth Grille as public accommodations began to be shut down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then the restaurant has slowly hired back nearly 70+ staff and built an extended outdoor seating area in the parking lot. The spacious outdoor seating is covered by an open air tent with tables spaced 6 feet apart from one another. The restaurant also enforces mask wearing by all patrons.
“Yes the drag queens will be wearing rhinestone face shields while performing. Tipping will be via CashApp. ‘Haunted House Rules’ will be in effect – ‘you don’t touch us and we don’t touch you.’ It’s our new abnormal but we will get through this together by taking care of one another,” Faye said.
Buff Faye’s Drag Brunch & Diner events have been around in Charlotte since 2009 serving thousands of guests of all ages. The monthly shows are the longest-running drag brunch in the Carolinas. This May 2020 Buff Faye’s Drag Brunch Show was voted #1 by Charlotte Magazine. Dilworth Grille has been the home of Buff Faye’s drag brunch starting in 2018.
“We thank Dilworth Grille restaurant for being a local leader during COVID-19 and for being innovative with the outdoor seating option to make this possible,” said Faye. “We realize this may not be for everyone but we hope those who are able will consider supporting us.”
Buff Faye, whose name is Shane Windmeyer, is a national LGBTQ author, long-standing civil rights leader and pioneer for LGBTQ youth across the country. He works as the founder and executive director of Campus Pride, an organization for LGBTQ youth at colleges and universities. Buff Faye is also the current national titleholder for the Entertainer of the Year pageantry contest. She is the third national titleholder and first National EOY FI titleholder from the Charlotte area.
For any questions or to learn more, please visit the website www.AllBuff.com or email info@BuffFaye.com.