BERTHA, the Grateful Drag band taking the nation by storm, has announced a second show following the band’s successful debut at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge last month.
Once again, the concert will serve as a benefit for Inclusion TN, but this time BERTHA is taking the world’s first Grateful Drag show to a larger stage at Analog at Hutton Hotel. Set for Saturday, October 21st, the show will feature the same harmony trio of Berthas backed by an all-Bertha band, plus yet unannounced special guests.
BERTHA is an “all-star collective of femme, queer and allied East Nashville musicians, fighting hate in TN and beyond” according to the group’s instagram. Intended as a protest against Tennessee’s recent drag ban laws and a representation of queer Dead culture, the band plays the music of the Grateful Dead dressed in drag, as the “Grateful Drag” moniker suggests.
Every member of the band is referred to as Bertha (or a Bertha), and they have remained secretive about their identities. However videos from the band’s debut performance listed the lineup as Lindsay Lou (vocals), Caitlin Doyle (vocals), Melody Walker (vocals and guitar), Thomas Bryan Eaton (guitar), Jacob Groopman (bass), Alex Bice (drums), Milly Raccoon (fiddle), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo).
Tickets are on sale now for the second-ever BERTHA performance and Inclusion TN benefit. For more details and tickets, head here.