It’s time for The Dinah Shore Weekend 2018!
The world famous and largest girl party music festival, The Dinah Shore Weekend 2018, is almost here and we’re all excited to head out to Palm Springs!
The largest lesbian event in the world is set to run from March 28 to April 2 at Palm Springs, California, and it’s loaded with comedy shows, pool parties, concerts, night parties, celebrity sightings–
And did we forget to mention a lot more parties?
The Dinah Shore Weekend 2018: What is it?
For those new to our shores (pun intended), Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend began as a dance and drink party at the Palm Springs Modern Art Museum in 1991 by Mariah Hanson.
Focusing on lesbians, the party grew throughout the years even as Hanson focused on creating an all-lesbian world for just one weekend, a kind of “lesbian spring break.”
Hanson took the name for the party from Dinah Shore, a then-popular TV personality and singer who was also a great golfer.
Shore founded the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle, one of the first women’s golf tournament that became part of the LPGA Tour in 1983. (Now it’s called the ANA Inspiriration, just in case you wanna know.)
For this year, The Dinah Shore is about Women Empowerment. Dinah Shore PR Lead Mona Elyafi said: “We are zooming in on women who have broken barriers and succeeded on their own terms.”
Citing their partnership with Outfest, Tello Films, and RevryTV, Elyafi said: “Together we stand strong as a viable resource and advocate for LGBTQ+ women representation in entertainment.”
The Dinah Shore Weekend 2018: Events & Celebrities
Hanson has always saw The Dinah as a place to show some of pop’s next biggest things ever since the 2005 Dinah when they scored The Pussycat Dolls to appear.
Previous stars that have appeared include: Meghan Trainor, Colbie Caillat, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Tegan & Sara, Kesha, Dev and Iggy Azalea.
For this year, the event has: the rapper Rapsody; the Mexican-American rapper and actress Snow tha Product; Jessie Reyez, the 26-year-old Colombian-Canadian singer; and electro-feminist artist and DJ Madame Gandhi.
There is also Ariana and the Rose (Ariana DiLorenzo’s New York-based synth pop project), lesbian comedians Suzanne Westenhoefer and Dana Goldberg, Asace Carcione, and Jessie Standafer.
There will also be appearances by NFL Assistant Coach Katie Sowers, and The Real L Word’s Lauren Bedford Russell, Mikey Koffman, and Rose Garcia.
The Dinah Shore Weekend 2018: The full calendar
Here’s the full schedule for the events:
Wednesday, March 28
Official Dinah Pre-Party (Hilton Main Pool Deck, 8pm-midnight)
Thursday, March 29
The Dinah’s Official Opening Party (Zelda’s Nightclub, 9pm-2am).
Friday, March 30
Thank God It’s Dinah Friday Pool Party presented with AfterEllen. With performance by Snow Tha Product. (Hilton Main Pool, 12-6pm)
50 Shades of Pink Party presented by Budweiser. Tello Films VIP reception at 9pm, with performance by Madame Gandhi. Wear white or pink! (Palm Springs Convention Center, 8:30pm-2:30am)
Saturday, March 31
Wet & Wild Pool Party – Celebrity meet and greet with Tello Films, AfterEllen and Revry TV; 2nd annual Stuzo fashion show; Dinah Lip Sync Battle. With performance by Ariana and the Rose (Hilton Main Pool, 12-6pm)
Dinah Comedy House – Sets from Suzanne Westenhoefer and Dana Goldberg (PS Convention Center, 7pm door, 7:30pm show)
The Hollywood Party presented with Outfest and Tito’s Vodka. Outfest Film reception with celebrity guests, with Jessie Reyez. (PS Convention Center, 9pm-2am)
Sunday, April 1
Sunday Funday Pool Party. Second Annual Sunday Funday Games to win tickets to The Dinah 2019, Rubber Duck Dive, Best Dyke-ini Drinking a Martini), Best Dinah Cheer Guzzling a Beet contest, with performance by Rapsody. (Hilton Main Pool, 10-6pm)
The Dinah’s Official Closing Party with Jessie and Alsace (Zelda’s Nightclub, 9pm-2am)
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now and join us at this magical event! Check out The Dinah for how to get tickets!