The “Too Unpredictable” fashion show, playfully named such for being the second production of the event, will be held at Play Dance Club in Nashville on Sunday, April 22.

There will be a reception with appetizers and a silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by the fashion show at 7:00 p.m. on the main dance floor at Play. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce.

The show will feature three categories again this year: casual wear, swimwear/underwear and a “wildcard” entry. Play’s very own female impersonator Princess will host the event.

“More details about the theme of the event will not be announced prior, as the event will remain unpredictable until opening night just as last year,” said Michael Fluck, co-chair of the event.  "We appreciate the donation of the space at Play Dance Club by Todd Roman and Joey Brown. We look forward to working with all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers."

The original idea for the first “Unpredictable” fashion show fundraiser originated last year from O&AN’s Brent Meredith and Jerry Jones.

Jones will co-chair along with Fluck, and Tribe manager Bud East will once again produce the show. Jonathan Pinkerton of CMT has agreed to be the silent auction chair. Chris Nadeau will chair the committee that will recruit retail stores for fashion participation.

The auction and fashion show both rely heavily on the donations of local companies that support the GLBT community.

“Of course, without the fabulous talents and fashions of our participating stores, there could be no show,” Fluck admits.

Last year “Unpredictable” raised $14,925 for the GLBT Chamber. This year’s projected income for the Chamber is expected to exceed $15,000.

Last year’s show was nearly a complete sell out, and this year’s show is also projected to generate a packed house. Only 70 VIP tickets and 300 general admission tickets will be sold, so those interested in going should purchase tickets early. VIP ticket's are $60 each and guarantee exclusive seating around the stage. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

"Either ticket will provide a great view of the show," said Fluck. "But for those purchasing general admission tickets, there will be no specific seating but plenty of standing room."

Tickets are available online at Credit card sales will be processed by Out & About Nashville, Inc. Tickets will be mailed out beginning the first week of April.

Continue to pick up the latest edition of O&AN or check their Web site,, for the latest updates on the show, silent auction items, tickets, participants and sponsors.

For more information about participating in the show, donating silent auction items, money or your time, send an email to

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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