Return to the Seventies at Bobcat Ball

Lambda of Texas State's fundraiser unites students and locals

Calling all drag queens, kings, and everyone in between! If you love the club scene and are looking for a spectacular drag performance, look no further. You can get all that and more at the Bobcat Ball, happening Saturday, April 27, at the Stonewall Warehouse in San Marcos.

Scenes from the last Bobcat Ball (Photo provided by Lambda of Texas State)

The biannual event first started back in 2000 and is hosted by Lambda of Texas State, a chartered LGBTQ organization that provides “social, political, and educational support and services” to the qmmunity. Bobcat Ball is Lambda’s biggest fundraiser and builds a bridge between students and San Marcos locals. As Lambda President Taylor Mullins explains: “We hope to provide one night where people can go have fun and be themselves.”

This year’s theme for the ball is Seventies disco fever and folks are encouraged to serve their most flashy and festive looks for the event. In previous years, drag performers have chosen music and coordinated dazzling outfits to match the various themes as they step on the stage and give it their all. And, with another stellar lineup plan – featuring Johnny Boy, Luke Skywanker, Chaise Lounge, Cherry Haze, Calor, and many more – we’re certain these babes will flip some serious Farrah Fawcett waves and put the fever back into your Saturday night.

Tipping, of course, is highly encouraged and all proceeds go to Lambda so that the organization can continue hosting future events for its LGBTQ members and allies. Asked why they perform, Calor, a.k.a. Texas State student Nayir Freeman, says it feels good to be able to give something back to the community. “People will ask when Bobcat Ball is happening this year,” explains Freeman. “People are excited about it every time it comes around, and I think that’s really lovely.”

Aside from the ball, Lambda hosts a variety of events on and off Texas State to help raise awareness of LGBTQ issues and create community hubs for San Marcos queers. If you’re down to party while supporting a good cause, grab your bell-bottoms and boogey your way down to Bobcat Ball!

Bobcat Ball takes place Saturday, April 27, 9pm at Stonewall Warehouse (141 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX). While it’s free for the 21 and up crowd, there’s a $10 cover folks 18-20. Lambda of Texas State hosts meetings every Wednesday at 6:30pm in LBJ 3-10.1 at Texas State University.

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