Thee Debauchery Ball [Online]
featuring free livestream afterparties!
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County.
$10 General Admission
** TICKET SALES OPEN ON JUNE 10, and have been postponed from their original June 3 date. Starting June 12, you will have 72 hours to watch from time of purchase. **
BLACK LIVES MATTER. In recognition of the importance of the current moment, NWFF is donating ALL PROCEEDS from our June film screenings to organizations that empower the Black community. This particular screening benefits Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County and Lavender Rights Project’s WA Black Trans Task Force. Learn more about this initiative here or donate directly to NWFF.
Every night from June 5–18, at 6–8pm Pacific / 9–11pm Eastern, house DJs from all over the country will be spinning for anyone who feels like they wanna #BeDebaucherous. Full lineup below!
Thee Debauchery Ball celebrates Chicago’s large and thriving Afrocentric house music scene. Awarded Best Film at the Southside Chicago Film Festival, Thee Debauchery Ball tells the story of a bi-annual event that pays reverence to roots of house music culture, while expanding the scope and appreciation with innovative and unprecedented fetish and BDSM-themed, and body-positive parties within private, protected, spaces in the Black community.
“Thee Debauchery Ball is a fun, interactive, sexy exploration of a Black subculture,” said Gregory Gates, Sol Cinema Cafe partner. “The film celebrates house music – Black Chicago’s gift to the world – and gives a glimpse into a scene that many would be surprised exists within Black America. It fits our mission to expand definitions of Black humanity. Plus, we’d like to see folks let loose and have fun, after dealing with months of crisis. We hope Thee Debauchery Ball will bring a bit of levity to these hard times we’re all experiencing.”
All proceeds will benefit the Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County & Lavender Rights Project's WA Black Trans Task Force
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is a grassroots, volunteer-run, social-justice nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment and liberation of Blacks and other people of color through advocacy and direct action. BLM Seattle centers leadership on Black femmes, women, and queer people organizing and taking direct action to dismantle anti-black systems and policies of oppression. Learn more >
Lavender Rights Project’s WA Black Trans Task Force is an intersectional, multi-generational project of community building, research, and political action addressing the crisis of violence against Black Trans people. Learn more >
14 Days of Virtual Afterparties!
Every night from June 5–18, at 6–8pm Pacific / 9–11pm Eastern, house DJs from all over the country will be spinning free sets.
Attendees will be encouraged to broadcast themselves dancing live in their homes, being debaucherous during this two-week soiree. Encouraged dress code: as debaucherous as you feel!! Day parties for international DJs are also in progress.
This event’s spectacular suite of house DJs were invited by Rhythm & Soul Radio for The Sol Cinema Cafe: Sundae Sermon’s DJ Stormin Norman (NYC), DJ Blackicon1 (NYC), The Legendary Chris Washington (NYC), Salah Ananse (ATL), DJ Tony Soul (New Orleans), DJ Shani (Austin, TX), DJ Nimbus (Houston, TX), DJ Adam Cruz (NJ), Cales & Mr. Hyde (Colombia, South America), DJ P/Shift (NYC), DJ King JamesNYC, DJ M. Forde, Chicago’s original Thee Debauchery Ball DJs including DJ Big Will, Steve Maxwell, Chris Underwood, Craig Elliot, Rae Chardonnay, SolKat, Dave Maze, Jo de Presser, Ron Carroll, Gene Hunt, Vince Adams and DJ Craig Alexander, along with others from locations including South Africa, Kenya, and many more to come!