Atomic Rose Grand Opening Weekend Includes Friends For Life Fundraisers and Drag Show Featuring World-Renowned LBGTQ+ Entertainers

September 03, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 3, 2019 – Atomic Rose is featuring some of the biggest names in LGBTQ+ entertainment along with a weekend full of events and specials for their Grand Opening Celebration and Friends For Life Fundraisers September 6 through 8. Friends For Life is a Memphis-based organization dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and helping those affected by HIV/AIDS live well. For more information, visit their website – https://www.fflmemphis.org/. For more information about the Atomic Rose Grand Opening Weekend Celebration, visit www.atomicrosememphis.com.

Friends For Life Fundraisers include a Bearlesque show Friday featuring entertainer Eric Leue. Leue is best known as Mr. L.A. Leather 2014, an HIV/LGBTQQIA Activist, and Model for The Hunger Games Capitol propaganda poster, “District Heroes.” The cover charge will be donated to Friends for Life and is $10 for general admission or $20 for VIP admission that includes food and drink specials. Other opportunities to donate to Friends For Life at Atomic Rose are by purchasing the Atomic Rose Signature drink The Atomic 806 as half of all sales of The Atomic 806 on Friday night will be donated to Friends For Life and cover charges Wednesday, August 4; Thursday, August 5; Friday, August 6 and Sunday, August 8 will be donated to Friends For Life.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Atomic Rose, the newest, hottest dance club in Memphis, for their grand opening weekend,” says John-Michael Alderson, Director of Development and Community Engagement for Friends for Life. “We are very appreciative of their support in the community and invite all our friends to come out for what promises to be a wildly fun weekend.”

A top talent drag show will take place Saturday, September 7 with world-renowned drag queens Akasha Cassadine; The Princess, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and entertainer at PLAY in Nashville; Coco Flores, Keleigh Klarke, and Bella DuBalle. The cover charge Saturday night is $15.

“We are honored to be able to support the LGBTQ+ community and Friends For Life with this fun-filled weekend of top entertainment,” says Valerie Morris, spokesperson for the owner. “Giving back to the community is a core value at Atomic Rose, and we look forward to supporting various diverse organizations in Memphis for many years to come.”

The two-day event also includes progressive dance and house music from DJ Wolfy, karaoke, and food and drink specials.

Atomic Rose Grand Opening Weekend Schedule:

Friday, September 6
Cover Charge/Donation
$10 Donation to FFL (General Admission)
$20 Donation to FFL (VIP Admission) **
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Ultimate Pre-Game (Kick-Off to Big Gay Dance Party)

Choice of one complimentary Deep Eddy Blue Lemonade or draft beer **
One complimentary Appetizer Sampler **
Note: Drink and food special are while supplies last
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Atomic Happy Hour

50% off beer and $2 off all drinks
50% off appetizers **
10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bearlesque featuring Eric Leue

Mr. L.A. Leather 2014, HIV/LGBTQQIA Activist, and Model for The Hunger Games Capitol propaganda poster, “District Heroes.”
11 p.m. – 3 a.m.
DJ Wolfy spinning progressive dance and house music
All Night Specials
Jello Shots**
every hour on the hour, while supplies last
The Atomic 806
Specialty cocktail available all night for $8 (50% of proceeds benefit Friends For Life)
** Available for attendees who have made $20 Donation to Friends For Life and have received an armband
Saturday, September 7
Cover Charge
$15 – 8 p.m. to close
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Atomic Happy Hour

50% off beer and $2 off all drinks
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Karaoke
10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Drag Show

Akasha Cassadine
The Princess, from PLAY (Nashville) and star of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Coco Flores
Keleigh Klarke
Bella DuBalle
12 a.m. – 3 a.m.
DJ Wolfy spinning progressive dance and house music

Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2abfb2wo7t5r544/AADhRVmtmYpgQys9mP6IjbH6a?dl=0

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Eric Leue

 

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The Princess

 

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Keleigh Klarke

 

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Coco Flores

 

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Bella DuBalle

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Akasha Cassadine

 

 

ATOMIC ROSE HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday/Thursday – 4:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Friday – 4:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Sunday – 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.

Monday/Tuesday – Closed

 

Atomic Rose can be found online at:

www.atomicrosememphis.com

https://www.facebook.com/atomicrosemem

https://instagram.com/Atomicrosemem

https://twitter.com/Atomicrosemem

 

Friends For Life can be found online at:

https://www.fflmemphis.org/

https://www.facebook.com/FFLMemphis/

https://twitter.com/fflmemphis

 

About Atomic Rose:

Atomic Rose is Memphis’ newest and hottest restaurant and dance club just off Beale Street offering high-energy entertainment five nights a week. Atomic Rose also offers an extensive menu, including appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Dress to impress. Must be 21 and have a valid ID.

 

About Friends For Life:

For more than three decades, Friends For Life has been preventing the spread of HIV and helping those affected by HIV/AIDS live well. The Friends For Life holistic, client-centered approach provides a variety of services coordinated through one centralized model. Friends For Life strives to address the roots of need—including stigma and inequality—to improve health and wellness for everyone we serve. The Friends For Life goal is to eliminate new transmissions of HIV in Memphis and the Mid-South and empower those living with HIV to become their healthiest, happiest selves. For more information, visit – https://www.fflmemphis.org/.

 


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