FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/16/2015
LIVE MUSIC, LIMBER LEGS AND LUMBERJACKS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE NATIONAL MARRIAGE CHALLENGE
Ann Arbor, Michigan… “S.C.O.T.U.S. or BUST!” is a variety show/fundraising event for the National Marriage Challenge, to be held Friday, March 27th from 5-9:45PM at The Necto Nightclub, 516 E Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tickets range for $10-$20 and can be purchased in advance at necto.com or at the door. 18 & over are welcome.
There will be a VIP Happy Hour from 5-6pm with very special guests Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, local political officials, and community members close to the cause. We’ll hear about how we have gotten to this point and what we can expect as the Supreme Court hears this case. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and VIP guests will have early access to our silent auction, made possible by many generous local business partners.
The variety show will feature Michigan musicians The Understorey (the duo), Kate Peterson (of Nervous but Excited), Tyler Duncan (Ella Riot, Michelle Chamuel, s/he), a premiere of Chris Good & The Sweet Insurrection’s new music video for the song “Beautiful,” and Western Michigan University student songwriter Sam Slottow. It will feature burlesque, dance, drag and gender performances by Maxi Chanel, Luna Legare of Tickled Fancy, A-Train and Freddie Cougar of Drag King Rebellion, and Thrustin Beiber. And for the Lumberjacks, you’ll have to be there to see it. Eastern Michigan University LGBTRC Program Coordinator Mary Larkin will emcee the evening. “S.C.O.T.U.S. or BUST!” will also host a silent auction with donations from many local businesses. Following the show at 10PM, the Necto’s PRIDE FRIDAY will commence and all event goers are free to stay and dance free of charge!
“S.C.O.T.U.S. or BUST!” is being organized by a group of community members in partnership with the Jim Toy Community Center and the National Marriage Challenge.
The National Marriage Challenge is a 501(c)3 that directly contributes funds to the legal fees of Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, two Michigan nurses whose case has been chosen to represent the cause of marriage equality for all families nationwide this spring in the US Supreme Court. They are anticipating legal costs upwards of $250,000. Learn more atwww.nationalmarriagechallenge.com.