Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia is an accomplished "Bounce" Rapper who lives in New Orleans and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout the city. Bounce is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the housing projects which dominate the city's street culture. "Sissy Bounce" is the informal name for a derivative of Bounce that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia is at the forefront of this movement and has had several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences. She recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat" with producer Lucky Johnson. The sold out first run of "Catch That Beat" featured cameo appearances by a who's who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of Freedia's upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward. She performs in various venues (often decorated by her own event production business) and has recently begun traveling outside the city with the encouragement and support of the New Orleans Airlift. Big Freedia has always acted as mentor for many younger artists, is currently recording her third record and recently returned from a stellar 6 show run in New York City, performing sold out shows with Spank Rock, Ninjasonik and many others at venues such as Santos Party House, Glasslands, and Sway. This year Freedia will be returning to South By Southwest, performing at multiple events including a retrospective Bounce Showcase and a historic second performance at Gay Bi Gay Gay after a short tour of the west coast with New Orleans collaborators Galactic, whom she performed with on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album "Ya-Ka-May".

TigerBeat (DJ)

TigerBeat was resident and founder of Seattle's very successful and incredibly long running weekly, "TigerBeat Mondays" and the "HollyHood" Parties. TigerBeat has relocated to New York City and has become an affiliate of the renowned Gold Whistle camp and one half of super producing, hard partying, night terrors, DÜME.
TigerBeat is available for booking at and can be found on Twitter and Instagram (@tigerbeat206)

DJ DirtyFinger

DJ Dirty Finger (Black Label, Dance! Attack!), Brooklyn's "Ass motivator extraordinaire" has been rocking parties of every possible size in NYC for the last 8 years. Dirty Finger spins Booty Bass-Bass-Bass of all origins and was voted "Favorite Brooklyn DJ" in the NYpress "best of New York" readers poll. He spins his genre-bending styles from Brooklyn warehouse parties to The Natural History Museum to BIKE KILL.

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$15, tickets at the door, limited admissions, no re entry, CASH only!

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Brooklyn Bowl


Big Freedia with TigerBeat (DJ), DJ DirtyFinger

Saturday, November 2 · Doors 11:00 PM / Show 11:59 PM at Brooklyn Bowl

Tickets Available at the Door