SMC Pride 2023 Entertainment Line Up!
Pride Celebration Emcee
Jeremy Jones is from Memphis TN and a graduate of University of Memphis with a Degree in Dance Education. His career in Dance/Musical Theater started with Bridging Souls Production Dance Company where he was the Rehearsal Director under the Direction of Tamara Parish. Later he began to work with Playhouse on the Square where he played in several productions. He played Lead Dancer or Singer for the ensemble in "The Color Purple" By Alice Walker.
Jeremy is now based out of San Francisco/Bay Area & has performed at Oakland Pride opening up for En Vouge, Shelia E. & Chaka Khan with New Style Motherlode under the Direction of Corey Action. Jeremy has been performing as a dancer and instructor for Rae Agency through PAAM Performing Arts Academy, The Exploratorium Industry Showcase, Hotel Zelos Grand Opening, Facebook Commercial, Dropbox Holiday Party, Warriors, SF Momma Live Art Exhibition, Dreamforce Flashmob, Oracle World and lead dancer for Linked InHoliday Production, Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara. Jeremy has expanded his talents during the pandemic and became a MC/Host. In that position he got the opportunity to host Oakland Pridefest 2022, where he was able to work with the Iconic Crystal Waters and the Queen of Bounce Music Big Freeda. Jeremy is now the Founder / CEO of Jones Entertainment. Where he leads fresh queer entertainers all around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pride Celebration DJ
DJ China G
Elyssa Pon aka DJ China G is a native of California and has been a long-time resident of San Francisco. In the last 20 + years DJ China G has been an international DJ and club promoter in the LGBTQ+ community. She was the co-founder/promoter and DJ of the renowned queer/lesbian party Rebel Girl from 2000-2009. DJ China G has also been featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly magazines for her musical achievements.
China G has had the honor to spin for the 1st Women’s stage for SF Pride in the mid-2000s, SF Pride’s Dyke March; was the DJ on the DJ Truck for SF Pride's Pink Saturday mid-2000s, lead the SF Dyke March DJing on the truck for 2018, Women's Stage for SF Pride 2019 & 2022, resident DJ at the world-famous Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend (largest queer/lesbian event in the world) 2017-2019/ 2021-2022), Mango NYE 2023 (the longest running dance party for women est. 1993), ADL(Anti-Defamation League) event for Dominque Crenn (Michelin Star Chef), Olivia Cruise events in Cabo San Lucas 2019, LGBTQAI events in Vancouver, BC -Rice Cake, Man-Up, Lick, Babes on Babes (largest Queer event in Vancouver, BC) International Ms. Leather 2019/2020, the SF LGBT Community Center’s Soiree 8th year Anniversary, A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater), Alki Pride 2019 Seattle, WA, and for one of the longest running mashup dance parties Bootie SF at the DNA lounge.
El Camino Reelers
El Camino Reelers is the LGBTQ square dancing club of Silicon Valley. They are one of the oldest and best-known gay square dance clubs in the country. They dance Tuesday evenings at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. They provide a smoke- and alcohol-free environment for the LGBTQ community to meet, socialize, and have fun. You don’t need a partner and you don’t need to know anything about dancing.
At the San Mateo Pride celebration, caller Rich Reel will take the Reelers through some short demonstrations on stage. Then they’ll go down into the audience and invite folks to try some easy square dance moves with them. We are proud to share that the El Camino Reelers have been part of our SMC Pride Celebration since our first event!
A former Miss Gay San Francisco 2019, current Resident Drag Artist at The Port Bar Oakland, and noteworthy Bay Area Drag Entertainer, Amoura Teese is a high energy, live vocalist, glamorous & campy performer.
Todd Hotty of the Haus of Hotty
Todd is half human, half hotty. He started drag professionally as a member of the Little City Kings in 2006. He sets hearts on fire throughout various locales in Northern California and Nevada. He is the Imperial Crown Prince of San Francisco 2023 and is a proud founding Father of the Haus of Hotty.
Todd believes that you have to love the many versions of yourself so that you can love others! Catch his next performances by checking out his IG @Todd.Hotty.
Cotton TheAct Hotty of the Haus of Hotty
Cotton TheAct Hotty is a campy, comedy drag king who knows how to carry a tune! As a founding brother of the Haus of Hotty, Cotton comes in flaming, looking to inspire others with his smoking charm. From hosting a weekly Drag Brunch for a residency at Hard Rock Casino South Lake Tahoe to producing numerous shows, he loves philanthropy and variety.
Between his touch and his feel, Cotton really is the fabric of our lives.
Snaxx is a drag performer based in San Francisco. Snaxx first got involved in drag working on a production of The Golden Girls LIVE- The Christmas episodes, an annual event at The Victoria Theater in SF. In the years she's done drag, she's performed all over the Bay Area but really found a home at Oasis, and now works there as the Booking and Marketing Manager. Snaxx has an affinity for being a backstage dresser and expert quick changer, and enjoys working offstage as well as onstage. Love, rainbows, and pizza!
Susana y su Orquesta Adelante
Female Band Leader Suzanne Cortez Regrouped her Salsa Orquesta Adelante in 2009. She was in one of the first woman in Salsa & in The first All women’s bands in the SF Bay Area called Orquesta Sabrosita and Chevere. Susana paved the way for many women to play Latin music in the Bay Area. Her group Adelante can play anything from Salsa, Latin Rock, Latin Jazz , Oldies, Reggae to R&B etc.
Her bands have backed up (Richard bean -Malo (author of Suavecito ) and members of santana such as Bill Ortiz, and original member of Santana Latin rock hall of famer Michael Carabello. Grammy award winner Julius Melendez.
Adelante has been the house band backing up singer Rick Stevens. original tower of power singer for "Your still a young man". Also. Cindy Herron of EnVogue. “Hold on to your Love”. She has played with International percussionist Sheila E. and the Escovedos, Pete Escovedo and current members of Santana, Malo and also Jose Farjado, Mongo Santamaria , Ritchie Ray and Bobby Cruz of the "Fania All Stars" and Francisco aguabella –Malo pharaoh Sanders (John Coltrane).
She has played at festivals such as The Cesar Chavez Festival, The Cinco de Mayo Festival, San Francisco women against Rape, SF Carnival. the Fillmore Salsa festival and the first Mission district Latin Jazz Festival. Chata Gutierrez former dj of kpoo said "Susana's band has mucho Sabor". (Much special Flavor). You never know which “Genre musician will be sitting in with her band “La Orquesta del Barrio Susana y su Orquesta "Adelante"!!!