Ace Hotels, JD Samson Throwing Four Pride Bashes
By Neal Broverman
JD Samson, a member of the bands Le Tigre and MEN, is using her famous party-throwing skills to produce Pride bashes at four Ace hotels.
Samson will help curate an "international Pride roadshow" that's described as a "four-city circus" that touches down in Los Angeles, London, New York, and Palm Springs. Victor Rodriguez, W. Jeremy, and Amber Valentine are some of the performers booked for the Pride parties, which begin June 7 and 8 in Los Angeles, before moving to London on June 26, New York on June 28, and Palm Springs on November 7 and 8. To drum up excitement for the events, Samson, renown for her DJ abilities, created the "Everyone" mix (listen below).
"For the past several years, I have been lucky enough to promote parties in New York City and Brooklyn," Samson said in a statement. "Each event captures the incredible and positive energy of humans enjoying music and each other. I wanted to try and capture this feeling on a worldwide scale, and I'm super excited to be doing it with Ace Hotel. All of my parties are Free, which means they are for 'Everyone.' Each party will be an amazing combination of humans and music that define exactly what Pride Month is about, being together and enjoying 'Everyone.'”