The Dinah 2017 Heats Up
Significantly the largest Dinah ever, it was above all an event like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
There are no words to describe the 2017 Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend other than empowering, energizing and purely magical. Proving to be unprecedented colossal success, the legendary Palm Springs’ signature event blazed an inspiring trail for us all to follow.
With a sizzling lineup including DJ Keala Kennelly, who made history for female surfing winning the first women’s big wave contest at the Nelscott Big Wave Classic, Butterschotch (the first female beatbox world champion), rising Latin hip hop artist Lady Cultura plus loads more, this year’s Dinah delivered a mind-blowing slate of performers.
There is something immensely liberating about the Dinah that is extremely infectious and contagious and rises up from the crowd to the performers onstage. And perhaps no one felt it more this year than body positive rising artist Lizzo who took over the Dinah with her feel-good revolution. The young amazing talent delivered an electrifying hip hop music tour de force preaching self-love and positivity to a packed Dinah crowd. Sitting her greenroom afterwards she felt so energized she promised to return for Dinah 2018 and party with attendees.
Standing strong and tall as one of the longest running party & music festival for queer women in the world, The Dinah remarkably reminded us all this weekend the importance of connecting our community together and preserving queer spaces in a time where gentrification and politics stand to threaten safe, diverse and inclusive places for our LGBTIQ community to come together.
Everyone came out of it profoundly moved, deeply touched, completely transformed and empowered.
Bring on The Dinah for 2018!