Big Freedia
Presented by The Rialto Theatre

Big Freedia

Big Freedia
All Ages
Door 7pm | Show 8pm | All Ages (7 years & Over)

Big​ ​Freedia​,​ ​known​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Queen​ ​of​ ​Bounce,​ ​is​ ​a​ ​New​ ​Orleans-based​ ​rapper​ ​and​ ​ambassador of​ ​Bounce​ ​music.​ ​​ ​After​ ​dominating​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Orleans​ ​club​ ​scene​ ​for​ ​over​ ​a​ ​decade,​ ​Big​ ​Freedia is​​now​​bringing​​the​​Bounce​​movement​​to​​a​​world-wide​​stage​​with​​her​​hit​​reality​​show,​B​​ ig Freedia​ ​Bounces​ ​Back​​ ​on​ ​Fuse​ ​TV.​ ​The​ ​weekly​ ​docu-series,​ ​now​ ​in​ ​its​ ​sixth​ ​season,​ ​follows​ ​the life​ ​of​ ​a​ ​choirboy​ ​turned​ ​Bounce​ ​rapper​ ​and​ ​remains​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​rated​ ​original​ ​series​ ​on​ ​the network.

In​ ​2016,​ ​Freedia​ ​was​ ​featured​ ​on​ ​Beyonce’s​ ​Grammy-winning​ ​single,​ ​“Formation.”

Freedia’s​ ​first​ ​LP,​ ​“Just​ ​Be​ ​Free”​ ​was​ ​named​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​‘best​ ​electronic​ ​releases’​ ​by​ R​​ olling Stone​​ ​and​ ​was​ ​critically​ ​acclaimed​ ​in​ ​outlets​ ​such​ ​as​ ​​Pitchfork​,​ ​​SPIN​,​ ​​USA​ ​Today​,​ ​and Consequence​ ​of​ ​Sound​.​ ​Big​ ​Freedia​ ​has​ ​collaborated​ ​with​ ​artists​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​Sia,​ ​Elliphant, The​ ​Postal​ ​Service,​ ​Matt​ ​&​ ​Kim,​ ​and​ ​Mannie​ ​Fresh,​ ​and​ ​Sylvan​ ​Esso.

Big​ ​Freedia​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​tour​ ​over​ ​a​ ​hundred​ ​dates​ ​a​ ​year​ ​with​ ​her​ ​legendary​ ​shake​ ​team,​ ​who are​ ​bring​ ​Bounce​ ​moves​ ​like​ ​“the​ ​twerk”​ ​(popularized​ ​by​ ​Miley​ ​Cyrus​ ​in​ ​2013),​ ​“the​ ​shake”​ ​“the wiggle,”​ ​“the​ ​bend​ ​ova,”​ ​the​ ​“hands​ ​on​ ​the​ ​ground,”​ ​to​ ​audiences​ ​worldwide.​ ​Big​ ​Freedia​ ​is​ ​a consistent​ ​festival​ ​favorite,​ ​known​ ​to​ ​steal​ ​the​ ​show​ ​at​ ​Outside​ ​Lands,​ ​Fun​ ​Fun​ ​Fun​ ​Fest, Bonnaroo,​ ​FYF​ ​and​ ​many​ ​more.

In​​2015,​​Big​​Freedia​​penned​​her​​first​​memoir,​B​​ ig​​Freedia:​​God​​Save​​the​​Queen​​Diva!​​​on Gallery​ ​Books/Simon​ ​&​ ​Schuster.​ ​The​ ​book​ ​was​ ​hailed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​press​ ​by​ ​outlets​ ​from​ R​​ olling Stone​​ ​and​ ​​Pitchfork​​ ​to​ ​​Out​​ ​and​ ​​Bust​.

In​ ​2012,​ ​Big​ ​Freedia​ ​made​ ​her​ ​television​ ​network​ ​debut​ ​on​ J​​ immy​ ​Kimmel​ ​Live!​​ ​She​ ​has​ ​also appeared​ ​on​ ​​Last​ ​Call​ ​with​ ​Carson​ ​Daly​,​ ​​Watch​ ​What​ ​Happens​ ​Live​,​ ​NPR’s​ ​​All​ ​Things Considered​,​ ​NPR’s​ ​​Marketplace​,​ R​​ idiculousness,​ ​​and​ ​​The​ ​Real​.​ ​Her​ ​TV​ ​show​ ​received​ ​the GLAAD​ ​Media​ ​Award​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​and​ ​was​ ​nominated​ ​again​ ​for​ ​the​ ​award​ ​in​ ​2015.

Big​ ​Freedia​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​release​ ​new​ ​singles​ ​and​ ​will​ ​releases​ ​her​ ​sophomore​ ​album​ ​in​ ​2018.

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    318 E. Congress St.
    Tucson AZ 85701

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