2022 Fantasy Fest Headdress Ball

MardiGras Headdress Ball 1st place winner, Randal Lail

Key West: The Key West Business Guild is proud to present the 49th edition of its iconic Headdress Ball on Thursday Evening, October 27 at 8 PM. Gates Open at 6: 30 PM. The event is held at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater at the Truman Waterfront Park.  Tickets are available at Keystix.com and at the door. The show is sponsored by First Horizon Bank and Destination Florida Keys Magazine.

This is the first year there have been two Headdress Balls.  The Guild presented a special stand alone show in February during Mardi Gras, because they  were holding admission monies over two ½ year due to the Covid Epidemic.  Organizers are now happy to return to the traditional spot as an official event of the Fantasy Fest celebration in October.

The show consists of a contest for the best Headdress judged from the shoulders up. First place winner takes home $3,000, Second $1,000 and Third Place $500.  Winner in February was Randal Lail of Headlines Hair Designs.

There are also ten performances by the Best of Key West Talent. Show is  opened by Christopher Peterson of La Te Da and the finale is by the Aquaplex Aquanettes. Other talent will be Jodyrae Campbell, Kelly Garret, a  dancer known as Spinner at Sunday Tea Dance, Teri White, Rick Derry, Bria Ansera, Jimmy D and the Island Boys, and a new artist to town, , and Jessica Wachts… All  monies raised are used by the KWBG to promote Key West World wide as a major LGBTQ+ tourists destination. The show is emceed by Laurie Thibaut of Aqua Idol fame with music by WEOW’s Rudegirl.

There is table seating for four with waiter service , single chair seating, and grass seating at the Amphitheater for the event.  There is bar and food service by Clementes Trolley Restaurant that may be preordered on line or gotten at the event.

For more information call the Key West Business Guild at 305-294-4603.

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