Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – December 15th, 2018

Frankie Simone's Holigay Spectacular

An all-star cast of risin PDX pop & soul standouts join forces to keep the season bright and gay

Frankie Simone's Holigay Spectacular

Blossom, Cristina Cano (Siren and the Sea), Zora Pavonine, Che Che Luna, and Frankie's Kweens

Sat, December 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 ADV / $20 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Frankie Simone
Frankie Simone
Frankie Simone offers a vision of pop music as a conduit for collective enlightenment, self-empowerment and awakening. Pop rarely transcends the constraints of dominant culture, but Simone’s incantations of radical self-love aren’t just transcendent, they’re transformative. Frankie Simone’s music exists, she says, “to celebrate every type of human.”


It’s a message Simone has worked hard to communicate, through youth outreach programs and community work — and in various musical projects over the years. And in 2014, she had a breakthrough: She put together a collaborative, experimental music project with her wife — dancer and performance artist Che Che Luna — and crowdfunded a west coast tour that began in their then-hometown of Santa Cruz, California and wrapped up in Portland, Oregon. Simone and Luna fell in love with the city, and decided to move there.


Portland, one of the least diverse cities in America, may not seem like the likeliest home for an emerging queer, Puerto Rican pop star. But after overcoming the initial shock of the city’s constant rain, she found friends and allies in the city’s deep-rooted artistic community. And on many levels, Simone is a quintessential Portlander: she reads tarot cards, she carries crystals in her pocket.


Her vision is confident and fearless — especially for an artist just getting started on her musical journey — and she’s eager to share the credit with Luna. Sharing the stage, they create something both powerful and vulnerable, soulful and radical. “We are each other’s biggest fans,” Simone says. “We champion each other and we push each other. We have big dreams, and together we know we’re truly unstoppable.”


Frankie Simone is a High Priestess of Pop: the stage is her pulpit, and her message of love and acceptance is universal.
Blossom
Blossom
Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years she performed alongside her uncle with his traveling steel drum band.
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Upon moving to Portland, she has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.
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In the winter of 2014 she released her first for-download project, Eclectic Garden which has lead to steady gigs around the Portland area. In 2015 Blossom is forming a band for live accompaniment during her shows and continuing to create music that stirs the soul. Blossom has a two track EP, Sass, dropping December 4th, 2015.
Cristina Cano (Siren and the Sea)
Cristina Cano (Siren and the Sea)
Cristina Cano is a writer, vocalist, and performer dedicated to crafting rich melodic soundscapes, as well as engaging intimate and vulnerable experiences. Siren and the Sea embodies a world of seemingly underwater and other worldly symphonies highlighted by lush vocals, layers of rich synthesizers, bass, electronic drums, and pedal steel and baritone/ guitar.