Chaka Khan headlines biggest lesbian event in the world
08 April 2012
The legendary Queen of Funk headed out to Palm Springs last weekend to headline the biggest Lesbian event in the world known as The Dinah (www.TheDinah).
Following the footsteps of other international superstars in the likes of Lady Ga Ga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Colbie Caillat, The Pussycat Dolls, Salt'n Pepa, Natasha Bedingfield and Dev to name a few, the 10-time Grammy Award Winning Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame nominee and music Legend performed on Saturday, March 31, 2012 to a full packed house - a SOLD OUT concert at Palm Springs largest concert venue, The Palm Springs Convention Center.
Chaka Khan delivered an electrifying performance including an impromptu duo with dance diva CeCe Peniston on her girl-power anthem "I'm Every Woman".
She closed her set telling the crowd "I'll always come back to Dinah Shore ... and trust me I will !"
Every year for the past 22 years, the city of Palm Springs (CA) has been home to the biggest lesbian event in the world: The Dinah Shore Weekend, popularly known as The Dinah. Created and produced by Mariah Hanson under her Club Skirts marquee, The Dinah now is not only an event celebrating the tapestry of women around the world but also stands as a seminal Mecca for lesbians - an international world-class event that celebrates differences and continuously receives sponsorships from major mainstream corporations such as Miller, OB Tampons, Shake Weight, and Bacardi.
Each year, approximately 15,000 women from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the Sunny Oasis for a monumental 5-day weekend of spectacular comedy shows, games, live concerts, activism and legendary pool parties.
Hanson has managed to turn The Dinah into an inescapable event by welcoming the biggest names in the music industry and this year was no exception with music icon Chaka Khan.
The 2012 DINAH entertainment roster also featured Neon Hitch, Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta, CeCe Peniston, Nina Sky, Rye Rye, Wynter Gordon, Porcelain Black, and DEV who took time out of her touring schedule to come back this year again for the second time!