Big Bash

Big Bash Glow Up

September 23, 2023  |  6:30 pm – 11 pm
General Motors Auditorium | 460 W. Baltimore St,. Detroit, MI 48202

Last year was our comeback but 2023 is our GLOW UP!

Our biggest celebration of the year will include an incredible selection of local food vendors, a renowned DJ, an electrifying drag performance, and more. We can’t wait for our radiant community to show up and show out for this year’s bash! Tickets on sale NOW!

$150 per ticket. All proceeds go towards funding our center and programming.

Event Day Parking

There will be free self-parking in the Woodward Lot. Located on W Baltimore Ave. between Woodward and Cass Ave. Signage will be posted at the gate.

What To Expect…

Silent Auction

With great items up for bid in our silent auction, we want to make bidding and donating as easy as possible. This year we are using Charity Auction Today as your one-stop shop for bidding on fantastic items and donating to Affirmations.

It’s easy! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER, VIEW ITEMS, BID, AND DONATE. The auction opens on Wednesday, September 20 and closes on Saturday, September 23 at 10:45 pm.

Please note that initial credit card registration may take a couple of minutes due to the secure verification process. Bids made after initial registration should go through instantly. We recommend that you register and add your credit card before the event. 

Enjoy electrifying performances by Michigan’s most dynamic drag queens- Belladonna Marz, Emma Sapphire, Golden O’Hara-Polo, Infestasia, Jezebel, Katrina Alexis Monae, Kourtney Charles, Krista Darrows, Perry Dox, and Rose Ritz.

Catering will be provided by Quiana “Que” Broden, owner and creator of Cooking with Que. The mission of this Detroit-based gem is to create a food culture that is as delicious as it is healthy.

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Duante Beddingfield has been arts and culture reporter for the Detroit Free Press for three years. He has been a journalist for nearly 20 years, in addition to being a jazz singer, salsa dancer, and award-winning actor. A longtime supporter of LGBTQ+ causes, he came out as bisexual in 2018 and continues to use his platform to bring positive attention to the community. He lives in Detroit with his wife, artist Caitlin Cartwright, and their two cats, Niles and Daphne.

A staple of the Metro Detroit DJ scene, DJ Nouveau is known for raising the energy of any event to the greatest heights. The success of our last event, Prom ReDeux, had a lot to do with the electrifying vibes they created all night long.

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Thank you to our sponsors!






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