TONIGHT at the Zone Sunday, March 3rd
Doors Open at: 8pm
A Brunch of Drag
Sunday, March 10
Doors Open at 11am / Show at Noon
New Year ... New Look ... New Name ... Same boozy brunch antics
Join hosts Alysin Wonderland and DJ Tony G for the first of our 2024 Brunches - sponsored by Central Outreach Erie!
Tickets: $20 (+$1 service charge)
(Tickets include show and food. Drinks are NOT included.)
Mimosas will be back AAAAAAND we'll also be featuring Bloody Marys!
Doors open: 11am
The Zone is CASH ONLY so make sure to grab some before heading in! (We do have an ATM on site in case you forget)Get Your Tickets Now!
Non-Smoking Event - 21+ with valid state-issued ID
O'Zone: St. Patrick's at the Zone
Friday, Mar 15 - Sunday, Mar 17
Doors Open at 8pm
#NoFilterFriday hosted by Rebecca Mae (March 15th): Kick things off with our fabulous drag show, green beer, and beads. It's all about fun and flair!
Saturday Dance Party (March 18th): The party heats up with DJ Joe spinning the decks and MC Buffy hyping the crowd. Dance the night away in a sea of green!
St. Patrick's Day (March 17th): The main event! Deck out in green and join us for the ultimate St. Paddy's celebration.
Bring your friends, wear your greenest gear, and let's make some magical Zone memories!
$5 Cover Friday & Saturday / 21+ with ID
Happy Birthday to Us!
Erie's Zone Dance Club: A Milestone - 25 Years of Queer Community
Erie's Zone Dance Club, a symbol of queer community and celebration, proudly marks its 25th year. This venue's enduring journey began in November 1998 as new owner Bob Regan transformed the Embers into The Zone, which continued to serve Erie's LGBTQ+ community. After six years of resounding success, The Zone moved to its present location at 133 West 18th Street, formerly "The Village," another cherished gay bar. The club is a constant presence, open 365 days a year, with only brief interruptions during COVID-19 and the unforgettable 2017 Snowmageddon snowstorm.
Beyond a mere bar, The Zone offers a welcoming haven for Queer individuals. With its diverse clientele, vibrant drag shows, spacious dance floor, and weekly events, it's a home away from home. The staff's remarkable bond has created a heartfelt, if occasionally 'dysfunctional,' community, and many patrons are integral to it.
The Zone's impact extends through its collaborations with Erie LGBTQ+ organizations like Compton's Table, and Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE), and NWPA Pride Alliance, establishing itself as a vital social hub that fortifies and unites the local queer community.
Special events adorn their calendar, including the annual Pink Party, celebrating its 18th year in 2023, the glamorous Miss Erie drag pageant, and weekly shows headlined by beloved local talent. Their grandest celebrations take center stage during Pride, Halloween, and New Year's festivities. Through their journey, they've navigated obstacles, faced the loss of friends and family, and confronted hatred and abuse, emerging as a steadfast and unyielding community.
Looking ahead, The Zone is committed to ongoing improvements in their establishment and aesthetics, creating an even more welcoming and inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community. Visit The Zone Dance Club at 113 West 18th Street, Erie, PA, or stay updated through their website, thezonedanceclub.com, and Facebook page, fb.com/thezonedanceclub. Cheers to 25 years of love, acceptance, and fabulous fun at The Zone!
Congratulations Shea D'Heaux
Congratulations Shea D'Heaux
Miss Erie 2023
What a night to remember! The Miss Erie 2023 drag pageant was an absolute blast, brought to us by The Zone Dance Club, GEAE (Greater Erie Alliance for Equality), and NWPA Pride Alliance. Former Miss Erie, Misty Michaels Kall, hosted the show with flair, and we were treated to mind-blowing performances from Misty herself and other incredible former queens: Rebecca Mae, Indi Skies, Valerie Valentino, Danyel Vasquez, Buffy Lynn Hayes, and the fabulous Debbie, who passed on her crown as Miss Erie 2022.
The spotlight was on fire as this year's contenders – Snarebear, Alysin Wonderland, Cherry Falwell, Katrina Twerk Island, and the one and only Shea D'Heaux – lit up the stage with their unique talents. These queens truly brought their A-game and made the judges' job a tough one.
Hats off to The Zone staff for pulling off such an amazing event. And let's give a round of applause to the judges who had the challenging task of picking a winner from this pool of talent.
When the dust settled, Shea D'Heaux emerged as the new Miss Erie 2023, and the crowd went wild. It was a night of pure fun, creativity, and community love, showing Erie's LGBTQ+ spirit at its finest. Huge congrats to Shea D'Heaux and all the contestants for a night that'll be talked about for ages!