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Crimson & Queens 2023!

Crimson & Queens is an annual drag show at the University of Oklahoma. The show provides a platform for OU students and other local performers to showcase their art and increase visibility for the local LGBTQ+ community. In addition to local talent, Crimson & Queens features internationally-recognized drag queens, all of whom have gained considerable fame from their appearances on the Emmy Award-winning television show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Crimson & Queens has quickly become the largest annual drag show in Oklahoma, one of the largest collegiate drag shows in the US, and one of OU’s most popular events. After only four years, Crimson & Queens has already to begun to create a long-lasting legacy that will continue to build an affirming and welcoming environment for the campus community.

Thanks to drag gaining mainstream popularity in recent years, our show continues to grow. Last year, the show was transitioned to McCasland Field House to accommodate the growing size audience. Last year, we had 900+ people at our show!


This Year's Headliners

Yvie Oddly


Yvie Oddly is an (r)evolutionary drag queen performer, rapper, and fine artist from Denver, Colorado. Yvie captured the attention of the world when she won the Season 11th of RuPaul's Drag Race.

New York Magazine named Oddly one of the most powerful drag queens in June 2019 because of her ability to push the boundaries of drag performance art. We are excited to have her here on campus.

Event Information


When:  April 28  |  7 PM

Where:  McCasland Field House

More information:

Event is free for students with an OU ID. For VIP tickets or General Admission tickets for community members, please visit the link below. 


Sponsorship Information

We are still seeking sponsorship for our event. If you are interested in a sponsor, please visit this link