“The producers emailed me, and after seeing the line-up I was impressed to see a line up with diverse Queer artists of color,” Cabico explained. “Especially in a DC pride show which is typically White driven.”
While DC’s Pride celebrations only last one weekend, Cabico is excited by when this is event placed on the calendar.
“I love the fact that we get to perform after Capital Pride so that there's more celebration. I never understood why arts presenters try to pack their Pride concerts the week before Capital Pride. I wish DC had Pride month, rather than focusing on the weekend,” Cabico said.
Cabico is also impressed at the popularity of the show given its timing.
“I was shocked to hear how the show is selling out and the buzz from all my networks,” Cabico explained. “I've got to rock that stage.”
“I love how I am billed as one of DC's Premiere LGBTQ Artists. I know Charity Blackwell, who is a fellow Busboys & Poets host, and I love Rayceen. The other artists look like subversive fierce soulful visionaries!” Cabico said.
Given his excitement, we also asked him what he thought an event like this can do for the local Queer community and its allies.
“There's more to Queer Culture than Ru Paul's Drag Race, which I love, but DC’s Queer and Trans voices have so much more to offer. I hope entertaining artists in The District get more time at performance venues like [The Lincoln Theatre]” Cabico expressed.