Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter FLETCHER is thrilled to announce her first-ever encounter with her at the bar: A Pride Month Experience – a one-of-a-kind celebration that finds FLETCHER partnering with Lyft to appear and perform in front of four culturally significant women. queer bar owners across the country.
In addition to directly supporting these bars, FLETCHER raises funds for GLAAD’s Rapid Response Initiative and the Communities of Color program. Go here for more information on tickets to Meet Her At The Bar, and see below for the full list of dates.
Inspired by the Lesbian Bar Project’s efforts to support the country’s few remaining lesbian bars — with the goal of preserving safe spaces for queer communities across the United States — 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 provide 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 through merchandising proceeds, bar sales, and other on-site activations at events.
“Being on tour again for the past few months and seeing so many queer people at my shows, dancing, laughing, crying and being freely 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 done over the past few years to help protect these spaces which for decades have served as sanctuaries and refuges for the Queer community. Their research has shown that in 1980 there were about 200 lesbian bars in operation and today there are less than 25. This inspired me to take a few trips around the country to help elevate and support female-owned Queer spaces in every way possible to ultimately create more of a conversation around the importance of keeping these spaces open for all of us, now more than ever.”
As part of FLETCHER’s collaboration with Lyft, the company has created a unique “FLETCHER mode” accessible within the Lyft app by using the code FORFLETCHER to activate a special message from the artist.
Throughout June, FLETCHER is also raising funds for GLAAD through its social media channels and Lyft will match donations up to $10,000. Capitol Records will also match donations up to $10,000 with all donations directed to GLAAD’s Rapid Response Initiative (an effort to protect vulnerable LGBTQ youth from misinformation deployed against their right to grow up as themselves, by safety and peace) and GLAAD’s Communities of Color Program (a media-focused program whose mission is to drive change in the Southern region of the United States by educating the public about issues facing the community, as well than reducing HIV and AIDS-related 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. Beginning June 12, fans can find FLETCHER’s Meet Her At The Bar tour locations as well as his other favorite Queer spots in his Apple Maps Hyperlocal guide, HERE.
June 12 – Pearl Bar – Houston, TX
June 17 – As You Are – Washington, DC
June 21 – Gossip Grill – San Diego, CA
June 24 – Henrietta Hudson – New York, NY
One of the most compelling queer icons of her generation, FLETCHER headlined the Stonewall Inn Gives Back initiative’s annual Pride launch last Wednesday in New York City. The elite lineup of pop superstars who have previously appeared in the historic bar include the likes of Madonna, Taylor Swift and many more.
Earlier this year, FLETCHER wrapped up their sold-out headlining tour of North America and Europe – a long-awaited tour that included their first-ever performances of the hits “Undrunk”, the gold-certified “Bitter”, and other tracks from her highly praised EP THE S(EX) TAPES. With new music coming soon, FLETCHER’s latest releases include his breakthrough single “girls girls girls” and “Cherry” featuring Hayley Kiyoko.
Praised by leading outlets such as TIME, Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, GQ, NME, The Guardian, and more, FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and its narration of an unforgettable frankness. In 2019 she released her debut EP, You Ruined New York City For Me.
The widely acclaimed EP includes his breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored No. 1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart and became the fastest rising song to date. pop radio from a new artist in the last five years. Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s EP THE S(EX) TAPES reached No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and garnered praise from outlets like Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, GQ, and more. while the EP’s gold-certified lead single “Bitter” is fast approaching 200 million worldwide streams.
FLETCHER continues its triumphant run with recent singles “girls girls girls”, – a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s iconic “I Kissed a Girl” (released with Perry’s early approval) – and “Cherry” with pop trailblazing star Hayley Kiyoko. The intricately detailed and intoxicating tracks cemented FLETCHER’s status as one of the most compelling queer icons of his generation.
Over the years, FLETCHER has sold out several landmark tours and landed impressive slots at major festivals. His recent 2022 flagship tour of North America and Europe sold out within minutes of going on sale. FLETCHER was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist and landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022. FLETCHER’s TV performances to date include “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, “TODAY” and “Ellen”. She will be releasing her debut album this fall via Capitol Records.