Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

15 RuPaul's Drag Race Stars Performing in SA This Summer 

click to enlarge REY LOPEZ AND HIS REY LOPEZ ENTERTAINMENT SHOWGIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOSH HUSKIN
  • Rey Lopez and his Rey Lopez Entertainment Showgirls photographed by Josh Huskin

When RuPaul’s Drag Race premiered on the Logo network in 2009, no one could have predicted the type of cultural phenomenon it would become, thrusting gay culture into the mainstream, breathing new life into the world of drag and bringing the show’s namesake out of 1990s-era oblivion.
Only two years later, local nightclub promoter Rey Lopez would capitalize on the show’s success before its creators began their own national tours promoting RPDR performers. What began as a single club performance by RPDR season three alum Manila Luzon has developed into multiple shows throughout the year and two full-blown extravaganzas: the Rey Lopez Birthday Bash (an over-the-top celebration uniting a dozen RPDR contestants at the Aztec Theatre on July 22) and Out in the Park (which takes over Six Flags Fiesta Texas on September 23 with performances by 25 drag queens on five stages). Following: a crash course in the cavalcade of drag stars the nightlife innovator is bringing to San Antonio this summer.



Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation