Stonewall Party celebrates riot’s gay bar roots


Stonewall Celebration Party
Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m. at Jungle
2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

A police raid on the Stonewall Inn during the early morning hours of June 28 sparked a violent reaction from the gay bar’s patrons, who were frequently harassed. The police officers were initially trapped inside the bar, and several days of demonstrations followed. Since Stonewall started in a bar, it fitting  to celebrate its history in one, Williams said.

Williams was still finalizing the details when he spoke to Georgia Voice but said several performers will join Bubba D. Licious on stage at 8 p.m. There will also be a hunk auction where dates with attractive men will be sold to the highest bidder. The proceeds will go to the Atlanta Pride Committee to help with the city’s fall celebration, set for Oct. 8-9 this year.

Later in the night Israeli DJ/Producer Oren Nizri will take over Jungle’s sound system.

Nizri is no stranger to the American club music scene. He has been spinning music since 1998 and performed in some of the most renowned nightclubs and music festivals in Israel and Europe before taking up residence in Florida.


Top photo: DJ Oren Nizri spins for the official Stonewall Week party at Jungle. (Publicity photo)