There are plenty of reasons for experiencing Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, the world’s largest women’s dance/music/social party, from electric performances by established and up-and-coming artists to the mélange of women in all makes, shapes, and sizes — lipsticks to butches to bois (and everything in between). Toss in a few wild pool parties, sophisticated VIP cocktail hours, and girl-powered jaunts along Palm Canyon Drive, and it’s the complete celebratory package. But the best reasons to go to The Dinah, according to promoter Mariah Hanson, are the thousands of women living out loud in a glamorous resort town that says, “We like you!”
In celebration of its silver anniversary April 1-5, Hanson and her production company Club Skirts are going for the gold. Confirmed headliners of this historic party include international Billboard Top 40 superstars Meghan Trainor and Christina Perri, as well as pop music’s fresh “it” girls Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan, and old-school legends Crystal Waters and Rose Royce. “We have a couple of surprises Saturday night,” Hanson says, “but I think the lineup’s phenomenal this year.”
Although previous Dinah weekends have not been lacking in star muscle, boasting the indisputable talents of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Mary Lambert, Tegan and Sara, Kesha, Chaka Khan, Colbie Caillat, India.Arie, the Pussycat Dolls, and others, Hanson has set an ambitious bar for herself. “I want to bring something bigger. I want to do Coachella for lesbians. We’re trying to create a legacy of a top-notch women’s festival, and that’s what we provide.”
While The Dinah has matured over 25 years, the rhythmic heart of the event beats steady and true. “It’s still as vibrant, successful, and relevant as it always was, because the core of it doesn’t change,” Hanson says. “The message is always the same: Here’s a space for you to celebrate your life.” And love.
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