Peach Pride: Tony Moran with Corey David 4-9 p.m. @ Piedmont Park dock
The Peach Ball: Paulo with Russ Rich 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Jungle Club
Afterhours: Manny Lehman 3-8 a.m. @ Xion
Sunday, June 16
David Knapp 12:30-5 p.m. @ Las Margaritas
The Peach Tea: Alyson Calagna with Martin Fry 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. @ Jungle
The excitement kicks off with Twisted Dee playing for the masses at the Heretic on Friday, June 14, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dance music lovers are also in for a special treat on Saturday, June 15, with a free daytime dance party dockside at Piedmont Park. Corey David and international DJ/Producer Tony Moran will spin from the dock from 4 to 9 p.m. as dancers party the day away on the grass.
After David and Moran get you revved up, head over to the Peach Ball, taking place at Jungle from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. where you’ll be treated to the unique and popular tribal sounds of Paulo. Paulo descends on Atlanta just a few days removed from Pride in Los Angeles. The multiple Billboard number one remixer and 2011 Just Circuit DJ/Producer/Remixer of the year is guaranteed to have Atlantans dancing and sweating just like he’s done to crowds worldwide.
Jungle owner Richard Cherskov is excited for his club to play host for the Peach Party Weekend. With huge events in Pensacola, Miami and Orlando, Fla., just finishing up, Cherskov and his crew are ready to help throw one heck of a party weekend and expect capacity crowds.
“This event really is a GA Boy and Keith Young production – they’ve put it all together,” Cherskov says. “We’re just here to make sure everyone has a good time.”
Cherskov expects another capacity crowd this year, hoping the success of last year’s event will piggyback into this year.
“We just did a remodel and are still putting the finishing touches from the last seven months,” Cherskov says. “Party goers can expect the best sound, the best lights and the best club experience for gay people in Atlanta.”
If the Peach Ball wasn’t enough, Afterhours with Manny Lehman at Xion will be the place to go as Saturday night turns to Sunday morning. Starting at 3 a.m. and going until 8, Manny’s high-energy music will have your morning starting off better than any Mimosa ever could.
But, if it’s Mimosas and music you’re searching for, then brunch from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Las Margaritas was meant for you. Eat and drink while you enjoy the sounds of “the original circuit DJ” David Knapp.
The weekend wraps up with a Sunday tradition. Jungle plays host to a Peach Tea starting at 7 p.m. that continues on until midnight. Martin Fry starts things off with his progressive synths and deep tribal percussions. After headlining Atlanta Pride in 2009, Fry is sure to know the crowd and exactly what Hotlanta expects.
Miami resident Alyson Calagna closes the night and weekend out by bringing her original “Omtronica” sounds through the speakers at Jungle. A pioneer in the style, Calagna’s unique blend of modern beats and “organic sounds” have made her a headlining favorite in some of the biggest venues in the world.