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Beardmobile Fall Love Tour

part of the Late Night Snacks series

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret

September 17-October 9

2021 Fringe Festival

Runtime TBA


Multiple Locations

Wheelchair Accessible

Philly’s premier big gay truck, the Beardmobile, hits the road again this September!

Hosted by the Bearded Ladies Cabaret and a slew of amazing partners, the Fall Love Tour is a series of outdoor pop-up performances featuring Philly performers, community leaders, and residents in the communities where they live and work.

Back on Truck! Love Tour Hosts Show
Friday, September 17 at 6pm
FDR Park, Swedish Museum Entrance

The Beards aren’t on Grindr, but they’re always down to host. Join them for another evening of bad truck puns, gay hijinks, and plenty of host-on-host action. Featuring Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Cookie Diorio, Jess Conda, Brett Robinson, Eric Jaffe, and John Jarboe.

Love Tour East Passyunk Style: A Show for Cooks Who Care!
Saturday, September 18 at 5pm
1628 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148

The Beards are swinging by South Philly to visit their friends at East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District and Passyunk Area Revitalization Corporation! This feast for the eyes benefits Cooks Who Care, an organization that supports the well-being of people working in all facets of the service industry. Hosted by Jess Conda and featuring PJ Brown, Johnny Showcase, Rumi Kitchen and the Beardmobile Band. Donations made at the event or when making the reservations will go to Cooks Who Care.

Support for this performance is made possible by the Culture In Neighborhoods Grant from the Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy.

Love Tour Presents: The Welcoming
ILL DOOTS x William Way
Sunday, September 26 at 6:30pm
William Way LGBT Community Center – 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

ILL DOOTS take the wheel for a curated night of performances at the William Way LGBT Community Center honoring the Trans Resource Center and The Elder Initiative at Philadelphia’s LGBTQIA+ community center. Featuring guest Emyne and hosted by Cookie Diorio.

Love Tour Presents: Wilma Portable Studio
Wednesday, September 29 at 4pm
FDR Park, Northeast Corner Entrance (MAP)

Teaching Artists from the Wilma Portable Studio and artists from the Philadelphia Senior Center board the Beardmobile for an evening of live art and performance. Hosted by Anthony Martinez-Briggs a.k.a US.

Beardmobile: Freedom is Non-Negotiable w/ dain saint
Friday, October 1 at 7pm
Cherry Street Pier – 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Artist and activist dain saint describes his recent collection of poetry, Freedom is Non-Negotiable as his “spells for liberation.” Bring your moves to the movement as dain saint and host Brett Robinson throw an outdoor dance party in the spirit of resistance, resilience, and liberation.

“dance so when the time comes
to finish the marathon
your legs are strong enough
to carry you that one final step
to freedom”

“You Are the Medicine” from Freedom is Non-Negotiable

Park with The Beards!
Saturday, October 9 at 12:30pm
Bartram North (1699 S 49th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143; MAP)

West Philly or bust! The Beardmobile is crossing the Schuylkill for an afternoon of fun. Hear all your faves from past and upcoming Bearded Ladies shows like Contradict This!, Love Notes featuring Edith Piaf, and Rose: You Are Who You Eat, at this outing for all ages. Hosted by Beardmobile Director John Jarboe.


Pay What You Can


The Beardmobile and Love Tour is supported by a grant from The Barra Foundation. The Beardmobile of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is also a sponsored project of Painted Bride Art Center, Inc. made possible by a grant from Wyncote Foundation. Additional support provided by Barbara Teichert and The Velocity Fund administered by Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support also provided by Beardviewers like you.

Festival Executive Producers:
David & Linda Glickstein

About the Artists

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a Philadelphia-based troupe of artists who use cabaret to tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with glitter and wit. We create performances that function as trojan horses, employing pleasure, spectacle, audience interaction and song to reveal the audience to themselves, and to seduce them into moments of discomfort, complicity, and heart. We make our own interdisciplinary productions and create stages for daring cabaret artists in Philadelphia and beyond, aiming to make our city an international hub for artists at the intersections of queeness, nightlife, drag, performance art, and cabaret.


Bearded Staff:

Project Director: John Jarboe
Staff Producer: Cat Ramirez

Set Designer: You-Shin Chen
Lighting Designer: Cha See
Sound Designer: Elizabeth Atkinson
Scenic Painter: Joy Taney
Costume Designer (masks and Jarboe costumes): Rebecca Kanach
Stage Manager: Jamel Baker

Music Director: Heath Allen
Drums: Jimmy Coleman
Bass: Josh Machiz
Musician for Anthony Martinez-Briggs: Jordan McCree
Backup Drummer: Jonathan W. Whitney

Production Manager: Calvin Anderson
Truck Fabricators: Philly Scenic Works

Special Thanks: Jen Rubinos Cleary, Matthew Wojtal, KW Wojtal, Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Elah Perelman

Land Acknowledgment

As we absorb the physical space we are in, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the history of this land and the original people of this land. While I talk about this history and share this Land Acknowledgement written by Trinity Norwood, Citizen of The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation, just take a moment to breathe, look around, and take in the surroundings. Before Philadelphia was the city we know and love today, this land was known as “Lenapehoking( Lun-nah-pay-hawk-ing)” or Land of the Lenape. The Lenape are the indigenous people of what is modern-day Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the southern tip of New York. Through genocide, relocations, the Indian Boarding School era, and continued systematic erasure the Lenape people have persevered and live on as modern-day sovereign nations. We recognize their legacy that has been soaked into the very ground we stand on right now. And we acknowledge the intergenerational connection to this legacy that we all share as the descendants to the immigrants of this land. Although this history is heavy, the future is filled with hope. As part of this practice of acknowledgement we will be giving 10%/or $100 (of all donations made) at Beardmobile events to We Are The Seeds, a local and national organization that celebrates and educates about contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. You can connect to their work

Other websites to check out are: Indigenous Peoples Day Philly, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation of NJ, and the National Congress of the American Indian.

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