The Dinah Celebrates 25 Years

Author: , January 23rd, 2015

The Dinah

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is turning twenty-five and taking the event to a new zenith.

A quarter-century ago, Mariah Hanson did more than just kick-start her Dinah. She also and most importantly launched what would become her enduring legacy to both the city of Palm Springs and the LGBT community.

From a small, one-night event at a Palm Springs museum with 1,500 participants twenty-five years ago, to booking lavish locations at deluxe hotels over five days of epic pool parties and world-class entertainment with some 15,000-plus attendees and major corporate sponsors today, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has evolved into one of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley’s largest tourism boosters and undisputed biggest lesbian event of its kind in the world.

The natural symbiosis shared by these two iconic LGBT Mecca has continuously been a match made in heaven. More than a tradition The Dinah Shore Weekend has over these past 25 years (and counting) become a Palm Springs institution and one of the city’s most popular spring attractions.

As one of the early pioneers, the Dinah has become one of Palm Spring staple events sharing the spotlight with the likes of the Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the BNP Paribas Open Trophy, and the PGA and LPGA golf tournaments -all intrinsically linked to the famous desert community.

In the span of twenty five years The Dinah has cemented its status as not only an event the entertainment industry’s most elite go to but also as a trendsetting event that music industry insiders watch and jockey to book their artists’ performances.

It is the only acknowledged all-girl party that features such a phenomenal line-up of talent to ever to perform at a lesbian event. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Colbie Caillat, India Arie, The Pussycat Dolls, Kesha and more recently Iggy Azalea, are just a few examples of major recording artists that headlined the epic event while still “unknown” and then systematically went on to hit international superstardom.

While The Dinah has been spearheading music careers, it has, most importantly, also been transforming lives and making a difference in and for the LGBT community. Offering an unparalleled one-of-a-kind experience for myriads of women who come every year from all over the world to enjoy the freedom to be who they truly are without fearing the judgment of others, and gain, as well, a tremendous amount of self worth.

The event has also been serving as a platform to mobilize the LGBT community around humanitarian projects and social issues, famously partnering in previous years with a variety of activist associations and charity organizations such as GLAAD, HRC, NOH8, Love is Louder, Equality California, and The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center among others.

The Dinah has certifiably come to represent an ever-growing movement that has crossed over to mainstream bringing more and more visibility to the lesbian community – one that had never existed before.

As the largest and biggest lesbian event in the world, The Dinah has been continuously delivering a spectacular slate of legendary headliners, rising pop stars and celebrities alike. And 2015 will be no different.

Now ready to soar to new heights, the 25th installment of The Dinah is already expected to be one of the major highlights of the 2015 Palm Springs festival season.

Already confirmed to headline the 25th Anniversary of the Dinah are international Billboard Top 40 superstars Meghan Trainor and Christina Perri; as well as pop music’s new “it” girls Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan; and old school legends Crystal Waters and Rose Royce.

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is not just breaking grounds; it is making history!

And as the celebration of the milestone Silver Anniversary is already in full swing, past Dinah alumni are all proudly stepping in front of the camera to send in their best birthday wishes!

Visit the Dinah site here – it starts on April 1st!

Palm Springs Gay Travel Resources

Win Passes to the 2014 Dinah

Author: , January 10th, 2014

Dinah Shore WeekendGirls That Roam is proud to announce that it’s an official Preferred Media Sponsor of The Dinah 2014. Two lucky winners will also win Platinum Passes to the Dinah.

“We are super excited and honored to be a Preferred Media Sponsor of The Dinah in 2014,” says Heather Cassell, publisher and editor of Girls That Roam. “We had an amazing time last year working with The Dinah team and their friends in Palm Springs. We look forward to another fantastic year.”

Now in its 23rd year, The Dinah is the preeminent all-girl spring break featuring a week of break out and emerging female musicians, nationally renowned comedians, dance and pool parties and so much more attracting upward of 15,000 women to Palm Springs, Calif. annually.

See the Full Story at Gay Web Source

Click here for gay travel resources in Palm Springs.

The Dinah Las Vegas Doubles Last Year’s Attendance

Author: , May 2nd, 2013

Dinah Shore Las VegasThe second year of the Dinah Shore event in Las Vegas saw twice as many attendees as 2012, the Advocate reports:

Thousands upon thousands of women from coast to coast, and all over the globe, hit the world famous Las Vegas Strip this past weekend for the 2013 Dinah Shore Celebration by Girl Bar, in association with the Truck Stop Girlz and Caesars Total Rewards. According to event organizers, the attendance for the 2013 event doubled its inaugural year in 2012. Just a handful of the festivities this weekend, brought to you by producers Dr. Robin Gans, Sandy Sachs, Linda Fusco, and Michelle Agnew included the Friday night “Bling 2” dance party at the Rio’s Voodoo Lounge, the “Infinity” pool party at the Flamingo’s lagoon style GO pool, and the Dinah Vegas “Flamingo White” party, featuring performances by Little Miss Nasty (see video below).

Next year’s event will run from April 24th-27th – mark your calendars now.

Click here for gay travel resources in Nevada.

Las Vegas Dinah Shore Event Coming in Two Weeks

Author: , April 12th, 2013

Dinah Shore Las VegasDinah Shore’s not just in Palm Springs anymore – there is an offshoot event now in Las Vegas, and it starts on April 25. Edge Boston reports:

“Vegas has put a whole new fire under the Dinah,” said Dinah Vegas founder Sandy Sachs. “The energy, the food, the entertainment, gambling, hotels, nightclubs, gay clubs – it’s just incredible and super fun! For a lot of our crowd, who are a little older and more upscale, they are loving it! “For the past 22 years, Sachs had organized the annual Girl Bar Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, where the annual Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is held. Eventually, she said, boredom set in. She began to wonder how many years they could keep going to the same place and trying to reinvent the party. She eventually decided to move her event to Las Vegas, a site she says suits her and her clients much better.

So what is there to do at the Dinah?

Sachs said that the daytime pool parties are among her favorite events, touting the fact that this year, she convinced Caesars to give them the huge Flamingo Pool, with its waterfalls and giant oasis, for the event. After splashing around in the pool all day on Saturday, guests will don their white gear for an Evening Under the Stars event, with showgirls, burlesque, world-famous DJs and dancing under the stars. The weekend will also feature a Sunday brunch, held from 2-10 p.m. at Diablo. Said Sachs, “You will not believe the size of the margaritas there! I’m actually scared for the girls!,” adding that the venue is right on the Strip, with indoor and outdoor seating, and a stage where choreographed burlesque numbers will be held. A Sunday afternoon “T-Dance” will follow at the Chateau Nightclub under the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.

Click the link above to get full details.

Click here for gay travel resources in Nevada.

Las Vegas On the Rise for Gay Tourism

Author: , March 25th, 2013

Las Vegas Ad CampaignLas Vegas has always been a party town, but until recently, it was more of a straight party town. That’s all changing, as the Las Vegas Sun reports:

Since the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority began marketing to the LGBT community in the early 2000s, the city has stepped into the spotlight as one of that demographic’s premier travel destinations. And winning that patronage is important to Las Vegas: According to a 2009 study from Community Marketing Inc., the average household income for gay men and women is $81,500 — about 80 percent higher than that of the average U.S. household. Another recent study by the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce found that LGBT travelers spent nearly twice as much per trip as their heterosexual counterparts and were twice as likely to go on vacation.

Things are changing rapidly. Consider:

The Dinah started a new Las Vegas event in 2012. Krave Massive, what may be the largest gay club in the world, opens in June in downtown Vegas. And the city recently ran a very gay friendly ad campaign.

Remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…

The Dinah to Bring Palm Springs Lesbian Invasion in April

Author: , March 16th, 2013

Dinah Shore WeekendEvery year, the lesbian community descends on Palm Springs for the Dinah Shore Weekend, a huge party in the desert. This year, the Dinah begins on 4/3. Edge Boston reports:

On Apr. 3-7, the Palm Springs, California desert will bloom with an influx of more than 10,000 lesbians ready to celebrate Spring Break at the Dinah Shore Weekend, the annual party of lesbian music, dance parties and fun in the sun. Between the pool parties, film festival, comedy and live music, every year the event offers more and more women from across the globe the opportunity to mix and mingle.

There’s tons to do at The Dinah:

Every day at The Dinah offers new opportunities for fun in the sun, tearing up the dance floor and making new friends. For a few laughs, join “Chelsea Lately” star Fortune Feimster as she headlines Thursday Night Comedy, featuring Australia’s Jackie Loeb and New York’s Jacqueline Monahan, with host Suzanne Westenhoefer. K. Rose will perform for the Dinah official pre-party. The weekend features numerous poolside fetes, including the TGIDF Pool Party with Anjulie, the Cabana Girl Pool Party with Kat Graham and The Wet and Wild Pool Party featuring Diana King. Ladies can dance the night away at the Dinah White party with Havana Brown, the Dinah Goes to Monte Carlo with Karmin and the Official Dinah Closing Party with Katy Tiz. Up and coming musicians will prove their chops at the Girls That Rock party, including PlayBoy School, Life Down Here and Love’s Darling.

Plus it’s not yet crazy-hot in the desert in April. Have a blast!

Dinah Shore Las Vegas Debuts

Author: , April 27th, 2012

Lesbian Travel: Dinah Shore Las Vegas DebutsA different kind of Shore is debuting this weekend, the first annual Dinah Shore Weekend Las Vegas, presented by Girl Bar and Truck Stop Girlz.

Starting with a soft-opening this Thursday, April 26th, 2012, and an official launch Friday, April 27, the event will run through the wee hours of Monday morning, April 29.

During this inaugural weekend, Girl Bar will take over several venues that belong to the Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation for their ultimate lesbian party weekend.

Full Story from SDGLN

Click here for gay travel resources in Nevada.

 

Palm Springs: The Dinah Blog

Author: , April 1st, 2012

Dinah Shore BlogSan Diego Gay & Lesbian News Assistant Editor is immersing herself among thousands of women in Palm Springs this weekend at The Dinah. Check in daily to read the happenings. You might start a drinking game to coincide with all her name dropping.

PALM SPRINGS — It is Friday in this beautiful desert oasis and already it seems like there isn’t enough time in one day to take everything in. Thursday is now behind us but the memories are still thriving in my mind. We rolled into town yesterday about 4:30 pm and no matter how many times I come to this lovely desert town, I am always in awe with its beauty.

Picking up our press credentials at the Riviera Resort and Spa was an event in itself, with all the ladies checking in around us. The changes to the Riviera (made a couple years ago during a remodel) are still hard to believe. You almost have to see it to believe it. I must mention how incredibly nice the staff has been. They really look forward to us being here.

Full Story from SDGLN

Click here for gay travel resources in Palm Springs.

 

CA: DJ Line-Up Announced for Dinah Shore 2012

Author: , March 28th, 2012

DJ's of Dinah Shore 2012Lesbians from around the country and across the world flock to Palm Springs at the end of March for Club Skirts: The Dinah, the annual bacchanalia of music and parties that is now the largest lesbian event in the world.

This year’s party is promising to be among the most memorable in recent history and organizers have gone to great lengths to incorporate a line-up of talent that has in the past introduced mainstream culture to current hit-makers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Both pop stars made their debut on the Dinah’s stage performing for the hundreds of lady fans in attendance of this annual festival.

And like the circuit parties of their male counterparts, mainlining the fuel of the festivities are top-notch DJs, spinning the latest tracks to keep the ladies moving.

Full Story from Edge Boston

Click here for gay travel resources in Palm Springs.

 

Upcoming Gay/Lesbian Travel Events in Palm Springs

Author: , March 14th, 2012

Palm Springs HyattThe Dinah 2012 is the largest and best girl party in the nation, so don’t be afraid to let loose in Palm Springs. First, drop your bags at the hotel of your choice, or namely the Hyatt or Hotel Zoso, and head to the opening night party at Hunters world-famous nightclub. The events seem to never end, from comedy shows fronted by well-known comediennes Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jessica Kirson, and Karen Williams, and the Diamond White Party to even a Frisky Friday Pool Party.

You can also partake in a comedy show featuring Stamie K and Tracy Ryerson from The Real L Word and one of the largest and sexiest pool parties Dinah has ever seen. Things get wet and wild, so get ready! March 28-April 1. www.thedinah.com

As Cyndi Lauper told us about 30 years ago, “girls just want to have fun,” but so do the boys! As the Dinah wraps up its delicious lesbian events, boys take over for the annual White Party.

Full Story from Passport Magazine

Click here for gay travel resources in Palm Springs.