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Queer Aunties to Launch Black Queer Artist Showcase IGNITE in Los Angeles

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The Blackest, Queerest Showcase of the Year: IGNITE Takes Over Hotel Ziggy This Friday!

Get ready to witness the most electrifying and soul-stirring event of the year! On Friday, October 20th at 7 p.m., Hotel Ziggy in West Hollywood will be the epicenter of an unparalleled cultural experience as it hosts IGNITE, a groundbreaking showcase series created to cultivate safe spaces and organic experiences.

The first installation of the series is a celebration of Black Queer excellence. This unmissable event is brought to you by the creative music agency Blaze Unlimited and is proudly sponsored by Queer Aunties. Tickets are on sale now at

IGNITE will be a sensory explosion of Black Queer creativity, delivering a musical journey like no other. The stage will be set ablaze with the sultriest R&B beats, the funkiest soul vibes, and an extraordinary lineup of Black Queer artists poised to captivate and mesmerize.

"As The Queer Aunties, we are profoundly grateful to create safe havens that center on love and imaginative support for our Black queer communities, especially in intimate gatherings like Ignite," Queer Aunties Founders Brianca Williams and Shatondra Caldwell exclusively tells Gaye Magazine.

The stellar performers of the evening include Sunday, Danni Cassette, and Samiere, each bringing their unique style, charisma, and musical prowess to the forefront. Keeping the energy flowing all night long is the incomparable LXXI.

Gaye Magazine caught up with each of the artists to get the deets on why the IGNITE showcase is important to them.

“This community is who we make art for, and we’re so happy to have the chance to perform at an event that centers Black queer artists in this way," says group duo Sunday.

Artist Danni Cassette tells us, “I am very excited to perform and be apart of IGNITE. Because both Queer Aunties and Blaze Unlimited are about expansion. Partnerships are the lifeline of independent artistry and their coming together is offering opportunities beyond the stage. I look forward to a night of truly celebrating black queer art.”

“The last decade of live performing for me, has been difficult. I’m either not asked to perform because of the way I look and who I choose to love, and or I’m the first or one of the first of very very few black queer artists to be given that opportunity," began artist Samiere.

"While the opportunity brings visibility and awareness, there is that underlying question of if the industry was ever going to change, which is why I am both extremely excited and grateful to be performing alongside and in front of an incredible community that resonates with my art. I can’t wait.``

Creative music agency Blaze Unlimited shares with us they pride themselves on "cultivating safe spaces for Artists".

"Our goal is to get back to the root and the heart of the business, high caliber live music. Partnering with a brand like Queer Aunties that's driving force in creating a safe space for their community has been a match made in heaven. As a duo we have curated an experience with the Aunties in mind and can not wait to share this immersive experience."

Don't miss out on the grandest celebration of culture, music, and community this year. Tickets for IGNITE are selling at lightning speed, and there's no need to RSVP for this unforgettable event. Secure your spot now and prepare to be ignited by a night of unforgettable entertainment.

The lineup is as follows: Sunday at 8 p.m., Danni Cassette at 9 p.m., and Samiere at 10 p.m.

For ticket information and further event details, visit


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