Director speaks on controversy surrounding Fargo Drag Show

Courtesy: Scarlet Vision Productions
Courtesy: Scarlet Vision Productions

(Fargo, ND) -- A local drag show is making it's way to Fargo, with organizers saying the event is suitable for all ages. 

WDAY Radio spoke with Kyle Anderson, co-owner of Scarlet Vision Productions and director of the "Oh My Gourd, It's Fall" drag show being hosted in the Fargo Elks Lodge parking lot. 

"I've been producing for five years at The Elks Lodge, we've had a show there every month for five years, "said Anderson, "A family friendly, good time. Everyone is going to be very appropriate, all the songs are appropriate, and approved by me." 

The "Oh My Gourd, It's Fall" show is the second event Anderson has produced that is for all ages. Anderson believes the event will create a safe space for kids seeking other outlets in their life.

"It's more-so to create a safe space for young kids who don't have that, "said Anderson, "I grew up in Bagley Minnesota not liking hunting or fishing or sports, so I didn't have an outlet. Now we are able to provide an outlet, a platform for these kids that need a safe space to be themselves."

Some in the community have questioned if the show is truly a place for children to be, but Anderson hopes the event Saturday quells concerns for some.

WDAY Radio did reach out to The Elk Lodge for comment on the show and their stamp of approval to hold the all ages event. The lodge decided not to comment.

The event is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under, and children ages 5 and under can enter for free. You can learn more about the "Oh My Gourd, It's Fall" show by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022