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RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mayhem Miller Kicks Off KINETIC: Pride DC

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mayhem Miller Kicks Off KINETIC: Pride DC

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mayhem Miller Kicks Off KINETIC: Pride DC

A weekend of sugary sweet parties including Candy Land starring Betty Who

Washington DC’s premiere nightlife producers are once again partnering with Capital Pride Alliance to bring a series of mouthwatering, juicy events to DC Pride! Dougie Meyer Jesus Quispe, and Zach Renovates – collectively, the team behind KINETIC Presents – are set to produce four official events featuring the world’s leading gay DJs, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mayhem Miller and a performance by global pop star Betty Who. KINETIC: Pride DC takes place June 8th – 11th, 2023 at various venues throughout Washington DC. Tickets are available now at

“We are turning this year’s KINETIC: Pride DC into the ultimate Candy-coated adventure,” says KINETIC’s Dougie Meyer. “Our parties will feature the most scrumdiddlyumptious performances in the city’s biggest and best venues, including Echostage.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mayhem Miller will get the KINETIC party weekend started on Thursday, June 8, when she and DJ Dan Slater present Sugar Pop at Soundcheck (1420 K St NW). Mr. Slater is one of the world’s most in-demand DJs. He has headlined large gay festival events including Miami’s Winter Party Festival, Palm Spring’s White Party, Barcelona’s Circuit Festival, and XLSIOR in Mykonos, to name a few. As a record producer, he has created official remixes for major label artists including Cher, Carmen Elektra, and Britney Spears.

“I can’t wait to make my return to the nation’s capital for this year’s Pride celebrations,” says Slater.

On Friday, June 9, the party continues at REPUBLIQ (2122 24th PL NE) with Grammy-nominated DJ Abel spinning tasty beats from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. for the UNCUT XL event. KINETIC will take over all three rooms of the massive nightclub, with specially designed play zones and a main floor that is large enough to accommodate thousands of sweaty men, bumping and grinding into one another.

The weekend’s main event, KINETIC: CandyLand takes place Saturday, June 10, at Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE), voted the #1 club in the world by DJ Magazine. The evening will feature music from International DJs Tom Stephan, Steve Sidewalk, and XIVER, and a live musical performance by global superstar Betty Who. The RCA Records synth-pop artist achieved her first international hit with “I Love You Always Forever.” Her cover of the Donna Lewis song peaked in the top ten in Australia and reached the top of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in the United States. Betty Who has since climbed the record charts with additional hits including “Weekend,” “Blow Out My Candle” and “Somebody Loves You.”

KINETIC: Pride DC wraps on Sunday June 11th with DC Pride's official closing party, discoVERS, taking place at SAX (734 11th St NW) in Downtown DC. Disco-diva Alexis Tucci will spin an open-to-close set from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. with Disco, Nu-Disco, and Disco House music all night long. Special performances throughout the night will be seamlessly integrated into her high-energy disco set.

General admission and VIP passes for KINETIC: Pride DC are available now at A portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Capital Pride Alliance.

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