Des Moines Arts Festival Drag Show
In celebration of Pride Month, the Des Moines Arts Festival is proud to host a Drag Show featuring some of the Midwest's top drag performers.
Expand your experience by purchasing a ticket to the pre-show brunch, catered by Gateway Market, with the best seats in the house!
Meet the Performers
Nikki is a Des Moines based performer with a decade of performance experience and one of the entertainment directors at The Garden Restaurant and Show Lounge. She is part of the House of Love Family where you may catch them at various venues/pride events across the state with choreographed, high energy numbers and a long history here in Iowa.
Mae is a local drag entertainer and veteran to the Des Moines drag scene and surrounding areas.
Tyona is a Saddle Showgirl and Owner of DTF Productions, a local production company hosting brunches and bingo events all over Iowa.
Peaches is the dancing diva of the Diamond family and member of the Garden showcast. You can catch her twirling and flipping all over the state!
Jacob comes from right here in Des Moines and has been performing locally, across the country and at the national level since 2012. On top of performing, Jacob is also equipped with the knowledge and expertise of being a small business owner (Jacobz Shopee), producer, director, choreographer, dancer, entertainer, stylist, designer, business consultant, and talent manager. Outside of performing, Jacob is a commercial insurance professional and has been successful in obtaining multiple licenses and designations with the industry since 2013.
Synitha DeMornay Sanchez
Synitha's passion for drag started at an early age. She first hit the stage in 2003 for Miss Gay Teen Iowa, didn't snag the title but it ignited her love for the art form and was able to win Miss Gay Teen Newcomer that year. The following year, Synitha took the title! She has worked on show cast at The Garden for many years and currently on cast at the legendary Blazing Saddle. You can see her hosting some amazing brunches as well as shows here and there around the Des Moines area. She is a proud Hispanic Trans woman and loves to entertain.