There are plenty of reasons to attend the Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend. One, its the world’s largest women’s party. Two, the headline acts. And Three, the mélange of out and proud women, in all makes, shapes, and sizes; from lipsticks to butches to bois (and everything in between).
Then, toss in a few wild pool parties, plenty of sun, and an array of cocktails, and you get the complete celebratory package.
However, the best reasons to go to The Dinah, according to promoter Mariah Hanson, are the thousands of women living out and loud.
In celebration of its silver anniversary, Hanson and her production company Club Skirts went for the gold. With headline acts includeing international Billboard Top 40 superstars Meghan Trainor, 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, but I think the lineup’s phenomenal this year. 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. The message is always the same: Here’s a space for you to celebrate your life.”
A lot of the fun was caught on camera and we present to you the choicest shots from off the web…