Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Rise bar & club (Formally known as Escape club) was an institution on the Surfers Paradise LGBT club scene for many years, a safe, inviting and fun place for the community to relax, have a drink and a dance with amazing views overlooking Surfers Paradise beach. It provided friendly staff and fabulous entertainment provided by the very best drag queens and professional DJ’s. Unfortunately​ this time last year it closed it’s door for the final time with the whole outdoor area and beyond destined for development in the future.

“Queens of the GC Reunion Friday 31st May 2019 Click for more information”

For those wanting to relive the amazing nights at Escape/Rise or if you just want a great night out, the stunning level 2 nightclub at Melbas on the Park in Cavil Avenue is hosting “Queens of the GC – Reunion” this Friday, May the 31st. Doors will open at 9pm with 3 shows throughout the night featuring 4 Queens that were all former resident drag Queens and hosts at Escape and Rise.

The fabulous Bebe Gunn, amazing Dame Martini Fernando Ice, gorgeous Mya Crafone and the sexy Miss Justine Kase are all getting back together to entertain, amaze and have a drink or two to the good ol days. A special guest is returning also for one show, she is dusting off her sequins and strapping on her heels after a long break, the one and only Imogen Nation (aka Terry Daktyl)

Queens of GC Reunion on Friday 31st May at Melbas on the Park

Joining these fabulous drag queens is former resident DJ at Escape/Rise, the amazing DJ Beksis. A transgender DJ who knows how to fill a dance floor and keep everyone happy and dancing all night long, with over 30 years experience in nightclubs.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite (link below) or at the door on the night

$10 online presale

$15 on the door

$30 V.I.P. includes a complimentary drink on arrival, reserved front row seating for the first show and photo opportunity with the entire cast. (Only a few left)

All online bookings go into a draw to win a signed A3 flyer and a 8 x 10 photo print with the cast. Don’t miss out on what will be a fantastic and fun night, a lot of the old staff will be there also enjoying the night. For tickets and more info click on the links below.

Get your tickets here by clicking on this link.

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