AUGUSTA, Ga. — Fourth-season “RuPaul’s Drag Race” veteran and runner-up Chad Michaels will be making a visit to Augusta during the annual Augusta Pride festival this June.
All-star contender Michaels recently confirmed to perform during the weekend festival, which is going into its fifth year.
Michaels will be one of multiple — still to be announced — performers who will take the stage the night of Friday, June 27 during the Beats on Broad outdoor dance party. He’ll also join Augusta Pride’s parade on Saturday, June 28. Michaels will join fellow “Drag Race” alum Latrice Royale, who we profiled in the March 14 print edition. This year’s festival will be Michael’s second consecutive trip to Augusta Pride.
Proving to be a crowd favorite, Michaels was one of the most current and known names to take the Augusta Pride stage. Shooting to television fame in 2011, Michaels was able to take the top three position on season four of the hit LOGO TV drag show hosted by RuPaul. Michaels was invited back for an All-Star season in which he ended up taking the crown.
Michaels is known to be one of the most successful queens in today’s drag industry and has had a long-lasting career as one of the top and best known Cher impersonators. Michaels is also one of the few famous queens to use his actual male birth name — choosing to change from his original performance name, Bridgett Love.
As a producer and performer, Michaels currently works with The Dreamgirls Revue, the longest running female impersonation show in California. Not stopping there, Michaels has had the opportunity to work with big celebrity names, including Elton John, Christina Aguilera and Cyndi Lauper.
Michaels will also take part in a meet-and-greet and will take pictures and sign autographs for VIP pride members after each of the performances. To become a VIP member, a minimum of $100 must be donated to the Augusta Pride committee. : :