Rising star Jessie Reyez has just been added to the 2018 Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend blockbuster entertainment line up! Mariah Hanson, founder of the largest lesbian party in the world, announced the news this week.
“Occasionally, I pick an artist I know is going to break out, and I am thrilled to announce Jessie Reyez headlines Saturday Night at The Dinah. ” said Hanson, who added, “With the addition of Jessie Reyez we have one of the most exciting and stellar female line-ups in Dinah history. She is one of music industry’s most exciting emerging artists and a perfect example of a trailblazer in the #Metoo movement. We couldn’t be more proud to showcase her at an event like The Dinah that epitomizes the definition of Women Empowerment.”
We think you’re going to love Reyez, and here is what we know about the Colombian-Canadian singer and songwriter.
Jessie Reyez first released her debut EP “Kiddo”, which was famously championed by Sir Elton John on Beats 1 radio. The album garnered over 20 million streams, and the singer then went on to stun audiences with a breathtaking performance of her heartbreak anthem “Figures” at the 2017 BET Awards. She haas appeared on Calvin Harris’ “Hard to Love” off Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1., and made her talk show debut last summer as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“A pioneer in the fight against sexual harassment, she bravely stood up against industry sexism and is now sitting with a record deal with Island Records,” her press agent told AfterEllen. “Reyez made a lot of noise when she released the eye-opening song “Gatekeeper” and companion short film of the same title – a gut-wrenching, dark and uncomfortable 12 minute short film she co-wrote with director Peter Huang, narrates and acts in. Released last April, the song has become newly resonant standing as a precursor of the #Metoo movement. Reyez herself embodies the meaning of “living on your own terms” and “taking charge”; and continues to blaze an inspiring trail for many young aspiring female artists to follow.”
We suggest you run don’t walk to The Dinah this year, as it commemorates its 28th year of being the longest-running and largest lesbian event in the world, and is now considered a champion of women artists and hitmakers of all walks of life. Tickets go fast, so get yours HERE. And don’t forget you can WIN a FREE TICKET to the Saturday pool party!
Other artists in the line up are being announced on The Dinah website, and of course, come back to AfterEllen for updates, interviews, and reviews!