Singer/songwriter FLETCHER has announced her first-ever Meet Her At The Bar: Pride Month Experience – a one-of-a-kind celebration that finds FLETCHER partnering with Lyft to appear and perform at four culturally significant, women-owned queer bars across the country. The pop-ups, in addition to supporting the bars, will find FLETCHER raising funds for GLAAD’s Rapid Response Initiative and Communities of Color Program.
Tickets can be found HERE. See below for all dates.
Inspired by The Lesbian Bar Project’s efforts to support the country’s few remaining lesbian bars — with a goal of preserving safe spaces for queer communities throughout the U.S. — Meet Her At The Bar will kick off June 12 at Pearl Bar in Houston, TX. Just in time for NYC Pride weekend, the fan experience will wrap up on June 24 at the famed Henrietta Hudson in New York City. Each stop will include unique opportunities for fans to connect as they join FLETCHER in giving back to these essential bars. To that end, all bars participating in the fan experience will receive direct support via merch proceeds, bar sales, and other onsite activations at the events.
“Being on tour again for the last few months and seeing so many Queer people at my shows, dancing, laughing, crying and freely being themselves, has reminded me of the importance of safe spaces,” says FLETCHER. “I recently became aware of the incredible work the Lesbian Bar Project has been doing for the past few years in order to help protect these spaces which for decades have served as sanctuaries and safe havens for the Queer community. Their reasearch has shown that in 1980 there were approximately 200 lesbian bars in operation and today there are less than 25. This has inspired me to make a few trips of my own across the country to help uplift and support women-owned Queer spaces in any way I can to ultimately create more of a conversation around the importance of keeping these spaces open for us all, now more than ever.”
As part of FLETCHER’s collaboration with Lyft, the company has created a unique ‘FLETCHER mode‘ that can be accessed in the Lyft app using code FORFLETCHER to activate a special message from the artist. Throughout the month of June, FLETCHER is also raising money for GLAAD via her social channels and Lyft will match donations up to $10,000. Capitol Records will also match donations up to $10,000 with all donations going towards GLAAD’s Rapid Response Initiative (an effort to protect vulnerable LGBTQ youth from misinformation being deployed against their right to grow up as their authentic selves, in safety, and in peace) and GLAAD’s Communities of Color Program (a media-focused program whose mission includes driving change in the Southern U.S. region by educating the public on issues facing the community, as well as reducing HIV and AIDS stigma and accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ people of color). FLETCHER is currently soliciting donations via her Instagram and Tik Tok— follow the link on her profile to donate now. As of June 12th, fans can find the locations of FLETCHER’s Meet Her At The Bar tour along with her other favorite Queer spots in her Apple Maps Hyperlocal guide.
Stops for Meet Her At A Bar: Pride Month Fan Experience
June 12 – Pearl Bar – Houston, TX
June 17 – As You Are – Washington, D.C.
June 21 – Gossip Grill – San Diego, CA
June 24 – Henrietta Hudson – New York, NY