The Bowery Presents
Big Freedia - Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!

Freedia Fest 4.0

Big Freedia - Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!

DJ Tara

Fri, December 15, 2017

Doors: 11:00 pm / Show: 11:59 pm

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn, NY

$22 adv / $25 doors

This event is 21 and over

Big Freedia
Big Freedia
Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and accelerated booty-shaking.


After running the New Orleans club scene for over two decades, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement world-wide with her hit reality show, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” on FuseTV. Currently in filming its sixth season, the weekly docuseries—which follows the turbulent career but triumphant life of Big Freedia and her cast of characters—remains the highest rated original series on the network. More, the show was honored with a GLAAD Media Award in 2013 and was nominated for the award in 2014.



Big Freedia released her much-anticipated debut LP, Just Be Free. Named one of the ‘best electronic releases of 2014’ by Rolling Stone, the album was also praised in outlets such as Pitchfork.com, SPIN.COM, USA Today, and consequenceofsound.com.



More, in 2015, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). The book is hailed in the press by outlets from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork to OUT and BUST.



Big Freedia maintains a rigorous tour schedule which features her legendary shake team and Bounce dance moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” “the hands on the ground,” to name just a few. She and her shake team are a festival favorite, often known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bumbershoot.



Big Freedia has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Watch What Happens Live,” NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ NPR’s ‘Marketplace,’ “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” and “The Real.”



Most recently, Big Freedia was featured on the track “Make it Jingle” for ‘Office Christmas Party’. His track “Drop” ft Diplo and DJ Snake was featured in the movie Entourage. Earlier this year, Freedia contributed to Beyonce’s hit single, “Formation.”



Big Freedia’s second full-length album will be released in 2017.
DJ Tara
DJ Tara
Absorbing the sounds of New York since her birth in Brooklyn, Tara spins a collage of sounds that captures the eclectic vibe of modern New York life.
Having performed at diverse and unconventional venues around New York City, Tara is always eager to find new and exciting crowds to spin for. Early on in her career, Tara realized being a DJ is more than just playing a mix of records; it is a matter of building trust between herself and the crowd and sharing the knowledge and love the she has for the music and the feelings it projects onto the listeners. The crowd trusts Tara to become part of another great night in their lives, and she returns that favor by giving them a taste of the familiar as well as something new that may be something they have never realized was needed or missed in their musical memory.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/