The 16th Annual Raspberry Swirl

Hey Vikings!

We hope you’ve cleared your schedule for this Friday because at 6PM there’s an event you DO NOT want to miss. This year is the 16th Annual Raspberry Swirl, brought to you by The Alliance in partnership with Program Council. This year will be the biggest and baddest Raspberry Swirl yet with not one, but TWO Drag Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, SIX outside Drag Queens from the local area, and FOUR Salem State student performers!

This year is different from years past due to amount of talent we are bringing. Two Queens who have been on RuPaul’s Drag Race is a huge deal! Performances will be by:


Alyssa Edwards from Season 5 & All Stars Season 2


Shangela from Season 2 & 3


Doors for the show open at 5:30PM on Friday, and the show will begin at 6PM. Throughout the show there will be interactive audience games were folks will be able to show us their fiercest walk, complete a look in less than  10 minutes, and lip sync for their life! Immediately following the show there will be a meet and greet with the RuPaul Queens for an additional $10. This will be an opportunity to meet them and also get a photo with them by a photographer. There will ALSO be 3 raffle baskets for audience members to buy tickets for during the show. 

You can purchase your tickets before the show in the Alliance office, located in Ellison 206, but tickets will also be sold at the door! Proceeds from Admissions will be donated to nAGLY which is local LGBTQ+ charity/organization in Salem. It is a place for youth ages 14 – 23 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer to learn and “talk about what’s important to us – ourselves, our relationships, our families, “coming out” at school or work, combating homophobia, bullying, gay history & activism, community service and…PRIDE.” To learn more about nAGLY, please visit their website:

Ticket Prices are as followed:

SSU Students: $10 (increase to $12 at the door)

NON SSU: $12 (increase to $15 at the door)

Meet and Greet: $10 (stays the same at the door)

If you have any questions about Raspberry Swirl, feel free to stop by the Alliance office or email




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