Legendary Baton performer Mimi Marks prepares for final performance

Thu. January 21, 2016 8:34 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

mimi marks with nbc5's leeann trotter

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Chicago, IL - Mimi Marks has graced the stage of the Baton Show Lounge for 25 years, but on Sunday, the iconic performer will say farewell. 

"The Baton has been a huge part of my life," Marks told Windy City Times. "But I'm ready to do more. I'm throwing caution to the wind, knowing that it is the right time for me to start my life again."

Marks was just 23 years old when she started performing at the Baton. Now, with the River North lounge preparing to celebrate its 47th anniversary, Marks is preparing for her last show on Sunday, January 24. 

h/t: NBCChicago.com 

Watch: NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter interview with Mimi Marks