Karissa Wade

Karrissa Wade is the most booked, most visible and the “hardest working” drag performer in Northeast Florida. Go ahead and add numerous crowns and accolades for her performances including her comedy shows. Her domain runs as far north as Yulee, Florida and as far south as St. Augustine. She has raised thousands and thousands of dollars for nonprofit organizations. Even while holding down a full time job it is not unusual for Karrissa to work as many as four to five shows in any given week.


Karrissa sat down with Folio’s Rob Nicholson to talk about her upcoming show at the Florida Theatre as hostess of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Pride Parade and Festival weekend, as well as shows all over Northeast Florida during the month of October.

Check out the interview here!


About Rob Nicholson

Rob started his media career in the late 80’s working in the Press Office at the Georgia House of Representatives. From there, Rob segued in to Radio at The Voice of Georgia State University, WRAS Album 88.5 in Atlanta. In the early 90’s Rob was picked up by the Radio 2000 Group and became Program Director and later Vice President of Programming USA. In the late 90’s, while running 3 music-driven radio stations in Springfield, Missouri, Rob had the opportunity to put together and launch, Southwest Missouri’s Regional Periodical, 417 Magazine. A publication that is still in circulation today. After selling his interests in Radio 2000 in the early 2000’s, Rob returned to his hometown of Jacksonville Beach, Florida to be near family. For 10 years he worked with the Clear Channel Radio Stations: Planet Radio and KISS-FM. In 2010, Rob took a hiatus from radio and went in to concert promotion and event planning, while also running the now 30 year old Beaches Hospitality Network – the organization that is well known for bringing the Superbowl, 2004 to the beaches area. When presented with the opportunity to work with Folio Weekly Magazine, Rob said, “there was no way I could resist an opportunity to work with the local, independent news magazine in the city I’m from. I can’t wait to get to work every morning”. Rob currently resides in North Jax Beach with his brother, Rich and dog, Tonka.