Indeed, it took the pandemic for the rest of the world to catch up on what Jordan and his friends already knew: that he was a one-man entertainment machine. At the time of his death, he had six million Instagram followers and a revived career as a judge RuPaul’s Drag Race and even announcing the nominees for the Academy Awards. He was also cast as one of the central characters in the Fox sitcom call me cat With Maiim Bialik and Swoosie Kurtz. The third season was indefinitely paused after Jordan’s death.
Love. Light. Leslie. Producer Del Shores was friends with Jordan for almost four decades and worked together on the film Dirty livesalongside Olivia Newton-John and Delta Burke, which inspired a sequel and a series. (It’s quite a picture.) Danny Myrick produced Jordan’s album of gospel songs, company is coming. The upcoming show will feature officials from the City of Chattanooga as well as other friends and family members. Jordan was the Grand Marshal of this year’s Chattanooga Riverbend Festival — the first-ever Grand Marshal in its 40-year history — where he received the key to the city.
The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium seats over 3,800 and dates from the mid 1920’s. According to Setlist.fm, legends who have performed there include Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Little Richard, The Beach Boys, The Who, Stevie WonderKISS, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruce Springsteen, Chaka KhanPrince, Britney Spearsand Willy Nelson.
The star will be buried in a private ceremony.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/11/leslie-jordans-hometown-announces-benefit-celebration-of-life Leslie Jordan’s Hometown Announces Benefit Celebration of Life