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Queer Lounge returns to Sundance Film Festival

Visit Salt Lake announces the return of the Queer Lounge to the Sundance Film Festival. The Queer Lounge was an independent space hosted in Park City from 2003 through 2009, but organizers found it difficult to maintain during the economic downturn. Visit Salt Lake revives it at The Daily in downtown Salt Lake and adds it to its annual line-up of popular Sundance Film Festival Lounges. Entertainment will be performed nightly starting at 6 p.m. from Friday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Feb. 1. A full entertainment schedule is below.

Helping locals and visitors alike get their Sundance Film Festival groove on in Utah’s capital city during the 10-day event, the Sundance Film Festival Lounges are an ideal place to continue the conversation after taking in this year’s roster of amazing film offerings. The Lounges are a great, affordable and convenient way to experience the magic of the Festival as there are no entrance fees and they’re open to the public, but seating is limited. All Festival lounges are ideal locations to discuss film, art, theater and cultural pursuits both pre- and post-screenings.

“With the growth in Salt Lake’s role in Sundance, we’ve felt it’s critical to continually enhance the Festival experience, be it before or after a film screening at one of the Lounges or simply relaxing and enjoying some excellent local music in a casual setting,” said Michael Mack, special projects director for  Visit Salt Lake. “It’s been exciting to see the growth and success of Sundance here in Salt Lake, and I believe the urban experience offers something completely different, yet complementary, to that of the Park City scene.”

Performance Schedules

Queer Lounge at The Daily
222 South Main Street, SLC, UT 84101

Fri Jan 24
6 p.m.                  Mona Stevens
7:30 p.m.            Talia Keys
9:30 p.m.            Justin Utley
11 p.m.                Drag – Savannah Van Cartier

Sat, Jan 25
6 p.m.                  Marqueza
7:30 p.m.            Mana – solo rapper
9:30 p.m.            Raffi & Ischa
11 p.m.                Drag – Harpy L’amour

Sun, Jan 26
6 p.m.                  Year of the Dog
7:30 p.m.            Fiefia Family – family singers
9 p.m.                  Courtney Lane

Mon, Jan 27
6 p.m.                  Drag – Viva La Diva
7:30 p.m.            HASHA (six-piece band)
9 p.m.                  Drag – Viva La Diva

Tue, Jan 28
6 p.m.                  Cleavage
7:30 p.m.            Justin Utley
9 p.m.                  Ashley Finley (performance poet)

Wed, Jan 29
6 p.m.                  Leraine Horstmanshoff
7:30 p.m.            Queer Sundance Film Trivia
9 p.m.                  Drag – Madazon Can-Can

Thurs, Jan 30
6 p.m.                  Dee Dee Darby Duffin
7:30 p.m.            Steve Dunford
9 p.m.                  Drag – Sister Molly Mormon

Fri, Jan 31
6 p.m.                  Mary Tebbs
7:30 p.m.            Talia Keys
9:30 p.m.            Samba Fogo – Solo Dancer
11 p.m.                Drag – Gia Bianca Stephens

Sat, Feb 1
6 p.m.                  HASHA (six-piece band)
7:30 p.m.            Festival Awards Screening
10 p.m.                Drag – Gia Bianca Stephens

For more information and for any possible last-minute changes, visit VisitSaltLake.com

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