Guests and Entertainment

Lilly Bola- Drag Performer and Hostess

“Hi y’all! It’s LILLYYYI’ve been hosting the drag portion of Oneonta Pride since the first one in 2017 and I’m SO excited to be gracing the Pridefest stage again. Since I started performing I wanted to be the voice for the children who aren’t taken seriously. The misfits who are afraid to be true to themselves. I knew who I was at a very young age and I’m here to remind everyone that the only person that can define you is you. If I can inspire at least one person every time I perform, then I’ve done my job. Let’s show Otsego County why there is power in passion. We may be few, but we are mighty.     
Lilly Bola”

Venmo: LillyXBola

Bloody Valentine- Drag Performer

Bloody Valentine is from Oneonta and has been doing drag for two years and has been one of our favorite Pridefest performers since 2022! He is redefining what it means to be a drag performer as a bisexual trans man.

Venmo: @bloodyxfang

Jahyra Joelle- Drag Performer

I started drag in 1998 in NYC with a few friends, after seeing some
gorgeous entertainers grace the stage. I said I wanted to be just
like them. Well my family and I moved to upstate NY and I stumbled upon a small club in highland ny called prime time and met some fabulous friends/ entertainers and that became my stepping stone . I entertained pageants, contests and shows. And it became non stop traveling. One day I saw an ad for a competition in Albany ny at water works pub and so I said why not. I competed against 20 something girls and I won!!!! I met a performer named ms hazel and she brought me to Phoenix in Albany and said to the host there book her she’s going to change the game. And I became the “it” girl for many years in Albany traveled .  I won pageants shows and hosted many gigs , raised money for multiple charities .One day I had just way too many shows and stress in my life  didn’t like where I was in life . Went a dark tunnel and rather than killing myself I called a friend and after the conversation moved to Oneonta NY for a quiet life. A few years off of shows I met Lilly Bola via Facebook and she took and chance on me and I haven’t stopped performing since. i enjoy telling you all a story through my drag .” 

Natalie Taylor- Drag Performer

Hello Everyone! My name is Natalie Taylor, your Latina dancing diva from the 607, here to make your experience HEAVEN! I was your hostess from Pridefest 2023!! I’ve been involved with Oneonta Pride for 4 ish years and it’s be an amazing experience. Natalie Taylor is here to represent for the Latina Divas of the world, pulling inspiration from family as well as your mainstream divas. I’m beyond excited to perform for you all, and want to remind you, you’ll always have support from Natalie Taylor! HAPPY PRIDE!

Venmo: Geo-Michael

Ryder Knightly- Drag Performer

Hello everyone, I'm Ryder Knightly. I've been performing since 2015, I started out in Binghamton but now I travel all over ny and Pennsylvania. I've even gone to Ohio to compete for a national title. Performing was my outlet to be comfortable in my own skin, as a transman but now I perform because I enjoy entertaining. I can't wait to celebrate our pride together. See you all! 

Venmo: Ryder-Knightly

Geoffrey Doyle- DJ

Geoffrey Doyle is the Executive Director at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center in Oneonta. He has been working at Foothills since 2007, and has been an active participant, supporter and patron of the arts in Oneonta, and the greater Otsego County area, for most of his life. Geoffrey is experienced in all facets of event planning, event production, promotion and venue management. Over the course of his career, Geoffrey has accumulated 20+ years of hands on experience in concert production, audio recording, lighting and sound for theatrical productions, and all management of all varieties of performance based and civic events. Geoffrey has also been a firm ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and the proud recipient of the OPA 2018-2019 Ally Award. 

Terrance Frost- Musician 

Terrance Frost, a singer/songwriter from the Capital District area, is beyond thrilled to be performing at his second  Pridefest! He has made a name for himself all over the Albany area with his powerhouse vocals and has most recently been seen on stage touring with East Coast Tributes as NY's premiere Bruno Mars impersonator. Happy Pride Everyone! 

Rickety Fence- Musicians 

Rickety Fence plays an eclectic mix of folk, classic rock, and Americana. We throw in some surprises now and then, too.

Our sets typically range from classic rock such as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, and Grateful Dead. We pepper in old country, like Johnny Cash, and even some bluegrass tunes. We just play songs we love, and we hope you will love them, too.

Chris- Musician

One of the more sophisticated singer-songwriters on the Lower East Side" - THE NEW YORKER.
Since the release of his last album, Out of Town, Chris has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Blood Orange, Joan As Police Woman; embarked on a national tour supporting Heather Nova; and toured Germany & Belgium. Chris Riffle’s brand of heartfelt folk is a product—and a tale—of two coasts. There’s no mistaking the pastoral, spacious sound of his roots—the picturesque coastal towns of Washington state, where while still in college Riffle began making waves on local radio stations, and landed support gigs for such indie mainstays as Death Cab for Cutie. And yet it’s the other side of the country, on New York’s Lower East Side, where Chris found a home with residencies at venues like the venerable Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall. Chris' albums have been in rotation at over 150 radio stations & featured on Sirius XM.

Holbrook-Wade Dancers

Holbrook-Wade School of Dance is celebrating over 50 years of excellence! Our studio dedicates itself to technical training, teaching the love of dance, self-expression, self-confidence, respect to others, and healthy body images. We encourage uniqueness, quirkiness, and any other quality one offers that some might find different. Everybody is welcome....

EVERY BODY is welcome, and when you enter our door, YOU ARE FAMILY!

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Inside Insanity - Shadow Cast

Inside Insanity is Otsego County’s first and only shadow cast for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Facebook: Inside Insanity