Austin, Texas: The World’s Next Drag Capital?
Austin, Texas might be best known for being the home of the annual South by Southwest festival, but a new artistic sub-culture is slowly taking over.
In the spirit of “Keep Austin Weird,” the city is becoming a global leader in drag entertainment. From false lashes to sequin gowns, drag queens and kings can be found in venues across the city, and once a year the city hosts hundreds of drag performers for a three-day festival known as Austin International Drag Festival. Performers and fans travel from around the world to celebrate the art of drag and to meet a variety of entertainers.
The Austin International Drag Festival is just one many ways the city’s drag scene is becoming internationally recognized.