ORLANDO | Local celebrities will go head-to-head in a competition for tips during The LGBT+ Center Orlando’s sixth annual Celebrity Bartending night at SAVOY Orlando Sept. 11.
LGBTQ and ally politicians, journalists, entertainers and more will be making drinks for attendees from 6 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds will benefit The Center for services such as STI testing and LGBT+ education and outreach in Central Florida.
Among those competing are Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Scott Maxwell from the Orlando Sentinel and drag queen legend Miss Sammy.
The Center promotes the well being of LGBTQ individuals by providing a safe space as well as social and health services.
Executive Director George Wallace says it will be an opportunity for The Center to fund their day-to-day operations.
“As executive director, I get to go to a lot of different fundraisers and this one is just fun,” he says. “We just need to continue to advocate for LGBTQ equality across the board.”
Wallace will also be one of the celebrities on duty. He participated in the event before but he’s still a little unsure of his mixology skills.
“If you order anything that has more than two liquors, you’re getting a beer,” he says.
For more information, visit The LGBT+ Center Orlando’s Facebook page.
Check out the full celebrity lineup and times they will be tending the bar below:
Nikole Parker, OnePulse Foundation
Sabrina, Real Radio, News Junkies, iheart Media
George Wallace, The Center
Allison Walker Torres, Emmy Award winning journalist, CFNews 13
Trina Gregory-Propst, Se7en Bites, Food Newtwork
Scott Maxwell. Orlando Sentinel
Erica Roberts, Local drag sensation
Moira, Moira’s Mixed Company, Philips Phile, iheart Media
Heather Wilkie, Zebra Coalition
Kenny Howard, Tony Award winning Producer and Director
Brendan O”Connor-The Bungalower, The Bungalower & The Bus
Patty Sheehan, CIty of Orlando Commissioner (District 3)
Beth McKee, Musician
Miss Sammy, Broadway star, Playboy centerfold and living legend
Rauce Padgett, Jim Colbert Show, Comedian
Danny Garcia, Watermark
Addison Taylor, Comedy Queen
James from Stonewall