It’s A Victory Party: The Dinah Hosts All-Girl Party for Gay Games 9
It wouldn’t be a party without The Dinah girls!
This week to celebrate the gold, silver and bronze wins Club Skirts promoter Mariah Hanson and her team in association with Aqua Girl are hosting the official all-girl bash “The Victory Party” at the Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.
“[We] plan to deliver an unforgettable event, Dinah style,” says Mariah, excited to bring The Dinah’s “special brand of high octane event production laced with first class entertainment and music to Cleveland’s Gay Games.”
Mariah and The Dinah team are expecting a sell-out crowd, she says, especially with three floors with DJs and a rooftop patio overlooking Cleveland’s skyline and Lake Erie.
For one night only, August 13, the girls will be working up a different kind of sweat on the dance floor at one of Cleveland’s preeminent nightclubs, The Velvet Dog (1280 West 6th Street; 216-664-1116; VelvetDogCleveland.com), to celebrate their sporting victories in Dinah style.
The night will feature a special headlining performance by Robin S, who will perform her ‘90s chart topping dance hit and club anthem favorite, “Show me Love.”
Mariah, who has been producing mega all-women parties for more than 25 years and is celebrating the forthcoming 25th anniversary of The Dinah in Palm Springs, California, was handpicked by the producers of GG9 to throw the all-girl bash for the GG9, according to an August 8 new release from the Club Skirts, the parent production company of The Dinah. The “Victory” party marks the second time Club Skirts’ has participated in the Gay Games.
Mariah previously produced the largest women’s event in 2006 at the navy pier in Chicago, Illinois, showing Club Skirts’ enduring commitment to securing the nicest locations available to showcase the host city.
“We’re immensely honored to be joining forces with the entire Gay Games 9 team and have no doubt our combined efforts will turn this incredibly formidable LGBT Sport and Cultural event into the best one ever,” says Mariah.
“Club Skirts has been passionately committed to extending its involvement beyond the actual Dinah in promoting and showcasing the rich diversity of our LGBT talents by engaging in and supporting events that create and enhance opportunities for our community,” adds Mariah. “We look forward to Gay Games week and can’t wait to ignite Cleveland’s lesbian nightlife.”
Michelle DeLozier, culture co-chair of GG9, couldn’t agree more as she expresses her excitement about “The Victory Party.”
“This will be ‘THE’ Party to attend for all of the women,” says Michelle, excited to welcome The Dinah to Cleveland for the games. “So, come celebrate “Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best” as we embrace and unite as one.”
Georgina Karim, club manager of The Velvet Dog, agreed, “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Mariah Hanson and beyond excited to be bringing such a staple event in LGBT culture to the Velvet Dog.”
The Velvet Dog, located in the Warehouse District is a bastion of nightlife in the heart of the city. It has been voted Cleveland’s “Best Nightclub” for the past five years in a row, according to the release.
Mariah and GG9 organizers perceive the event as not only a chance to show that the industrial Midwest can be gay-friendly, but also as an important potential catalyst for change.
The Gay Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition, was launch more than 30 years ago. More than 11,000 participants from all over the world (including countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden) will compete in more than 35 sports, band and choral competitions, and community and cultural events August 9 – 16 in Akron and Cleveland.
Gay Games 9 is presented by the Cleveland Foundation and is one of the biggest sports and cultural festivals in the world.
The Dinah is the premiere destination lesbian party in the world attracting upward of 20,000 queer women across the globe to Palm Springs, California for what has been dubbed “lesbian spring break” for 24 years. Through the decades, The Dinah has evolved from parties to showcasing emerging female performers, such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha and more. In 2015, The Dinah will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
The bash dubbed “The Victory Party” will take place August 13 at 8 p.m. at The Velvet Dog, Cleveland’s premiere nightclub and dance destination for 15 years, at 1280 West 6th Street.
Tickets to the event are General: $25 or VIP: $50. VIP tickets include an opportunity for bottle service and access to all VIP areas in all three floors as well as the spectacular roof top patio that overlooks the entire city of Cleveland.
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