Beauty Beyond Drag Productions, LLC
Your Premiere All-Inclusive Drag Production Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Beauty Beyond Drag Productions, LLCOur Story
"BBD is about the beauty - BEYOND drag!"
Our mission as a drag production company is to give back to the Grand Rapids, MI community and surrounding areas by hosting drag show fundraisers that raise awareness for local and national charity, while also giving drag entertainers a chance to shine in the spotlight! We are an all-inclusive production company that strives to include all entertainers in the art of drag and patrons alike.
In 2018, we traveled to 7 different venues and helped raise awareness to many different organizations and individuals!
In 2019, we graced the Grand Rapids Pride Festival Stage, had the opportunity to work with Rupaul's Drag Race Season 1 Alum, Jade Sotomayor, and worked with world-renowned award-winning drag troupe, Drag Syndrome at the Disability Drag Show. We also raised awareness for over 20 different organizations in 2019 alone.
2020 was a rough year for Beauty Beyond Drag Productions as far as physical performance, but we went virtual for a while due to the growing pandemic.
In 2021, we had the opportunity to headline the first EVER Lowell Pride Festival, where La Reine Divine, B.R.I.T., and Cherry Poppins made history in the town of Lowell. BBD met many new community partners, including Bettie's Pages and the 12th House GR. We had the opportunity to return to our home bars, and have continued to maintain a large social media presence and sellout shows weekly! We also threw our first pageant, EVER, and crowned our Miss Beauty Beyond Drag 2021/2022, La Reine Divine!
In 2022, we continued to make history, performing at the first ever Allegan Pride Festival, and strengthened our relationships with our partners in the community. BBD attended Lowell Pride, Grand Rapids Pride Festival, Out! On The Lakeshore Pride, and Allegan Pride. We also made a new partner in Outside Coffee Co. Naughty Bingo at Naughty Bettie has become a staple, and we raised awareness at Harmony Hall for Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry, Red Project, CARES, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Diagnosis Queer, Karma Kat Cafe, and Fig & Friends Pet Rescue. Our team keeps growing, and we hope to continue entertaining for many years to come!
Now we're at 2023. WOW. To think that we've been an established production for 5 years this year - is an absolute blessing.
Thank you to all of our supporters. We couldn't do any of this without you!