May 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – May 11, 2019 @ 4:00 am
Station 4 (S4)
3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
$60 Door / Discounted Advance Tickets Available
Purple Foundation, Inc.

IGNITE | Friday Night

IGNITE | Opening Party 2018 @ Station 4 (S4)

IGNITE | Opening Party 2018 @ Station 4 (S4)

Friday’s opening party is powered by Scruff as DJ Nina Flowers (Denver) turns up the heat and sets the tone for an amazing Purple Party Weekend 2019!

Opening for DJ Nina Flowers is DJ Benson Wilder (Dallas), no stranger to Purple Foundation. Currently a resident DJ at the Dallas Eagle, DJ Benson Wilder is known for his eclectic, energetic sound that blends the worlds of circuit, club and house music.

DJ Nina Flowers released his first dance single “Loca” in December 2009, which quickly reached #15 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play. Since then, Flowers has followed his first successful venture into the dance music industry with releasing several EPs, original tracks and over 20 singles, thrilling crowds with his tribal house anthems.

Come feel our DJ’s beats under S4’s thundering sound system and world-class lasers, to highlight an unforgettable opening event experience. With 24,000 square feet and 15 service wells, there’s plenty of room to dance and never long lines to re-hydrate.

 Official Event of Purple Party Weekend XIX 

DJ Nina Flowers (Denver)

DJ Nina Flowers

DJ Nina Flowers

DJ NINA FLOWERS (AKA Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez, DJ Flowers, Nina Flowers) brings a triple threat of talent to venues across the globe. Be it his infectious understanding of how to bring music alive on the dance floor, as a DJ and producer; a powerfully engaging connection to audiences as a drag performer, Nina Flowers; and as a makeup artist with skills that can't be matched by none; he continues to amaze audiences world wide.

Jorge was born in the city of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. As a DJ, he started spinning in his teens. He began his practice in the art of female impersonation in 1993. He combined these two skills at 19 years of age in which both his intense passion for music, and his connection to the art form of makeup brought him the ability to create unique characters on the stage. With his talents he began to amaze crowds both as a performer and DJ.

“The lights, the music, the stage, and the crowd – putting it all together – magic in the making” – Nina Flowers

Jorge began his career as a drag performer in 1993, with his creation of Nina Flowers. Nina Flowers made her debut on National television in 2009 on the first edition of RuPaul's Drag Race, followed in 2010 with an appearance on RuPaul's Drag U. Later in 2012, as a fan favorite she returned by appearing on the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. As an entertainer she continues to display talent, charisma, creativity and most importantly humbleness, with a wide fan base.

Today DJ Flowers holds residencies in several cities that include Denver, CO (For Tracks Night Club); Boston, MA (For Epic Saturdays); San Francisco, and Pomona, CA (For Gus Presents and 340 Night Club); and NYC (For Viva Saturdays).

In the musical industry he has collaborated with some of the most talented DJs and producers, creating a number of club anthems available on ITunes and www.beatport.com.

DJ Benson Wilder (Dallas)

DJ Benson Wilder

DJ Benson Wilder

DJ Benson Wilder is no stranger to the dance floor or the DJ booth. Currently Resident DJ at the Dallas Eagle, Benson Wilder was recently named “Best Club DJ In Dallas” by the Dallas Voice readership. Benson is also half of the DJ duo Wilpower, a project he shares with DJ Philip Webb. His DJ career began in 2000 when he started distributing "podcasts" through online DJ communities. Later he became resident at Rain on 4th in Austin, TX. In his career, Benson Wilder has played events for Purple Foundation’s Pride and Purple Party Weekends, Splash Days, Furball, Honeypot, Bear Dance and others. His eclectic, energetic sound blends the worlds of tribal, circuit and house music, delivering pulsating rhythms, soaring melodic vocals, and a special sound designed to inspire and electrify his audience.