2424 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
- PRISM: Opening Party is SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be available at the door to the opening party.
- No re-entry allowed to this event.
- No bags larger than a fanny pack allowed. Be prepared to have bags searched.
Purple Foundation returns to Dallas Pride Weekend with a lineup that will be sure to spark your soul and set your feet dancing. Pride is a time to come together in solidarity and honor all our unique differences, and we have no doubt you’ll want to celebrate with us—all while benefiting the local Dallas community.
Kicking-off the weekend is PRISM, Friday, September 14, 9 pm – 4 am, at Dallas’s famous downtown club Lizard Lounge. Lizard Lounge is a favorite among locals and Purple attendees as it manages to blend its intimate interior with a fantastic dance space, sound system and patio. DJ Benson Wilder (Dallas) will set the tone with his distinctive mix of house and tribal music featuring melodic riffs with rich vocals. DJ GRIND (San Francisco) will wow you with his always uplifting vocal house music to take you on a joyous journey.
DJ GRIND (San Francisco)
DJ GRIND (Stephen Massey) is one of the most sought-after up-and-coming DJs and producers on the gay circuit. With a sound firmly anchored in uplifting vocal house, he always strives to take his dance floor on a journey toward joy. In 2013, DJ GRIND was nominated for three JustCircuit Awards, including “DJ of the Year,” and he was named an “All-Star DJ” by Matineé North America. He is the winner of the 2012 JustCircuit Award for “Best Pool Party” and the 2011 GayDays National DJ Contest.
Over the past three years, DJ GRIND has headlined at some of the country’s largest events — including White Party Palm Springs, Matineé Las Vegas, GayDays, San Diego PRIDE, Sand Blast Weekend, Splash Days, and Circuit Week Provincetown — and he’s performed at many of North America’s largest venues, including clubs in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, among others. He’s been a featured artist on multiple RSVP Vacations’ Caribbean & Mediterranean cruises, and he’s headlined at major clubs and events in Asia (DESTINATION Beijing, Club Angel Shanghai, BED Manila) and Latin America (LVNG Mexico City, PARADISO Playa del Carmen). In 2011, DJ GRIND supported Kylie Minogue’s “Aphrodite” World Tour as an opening act.
Together with his production partner Toy Armada, DJ GRIND is also an accomplished producer & remixer. In 2013, the duo produced an official club mix for Kimberley Locke’s UK #1 pop and dance single ,“Feel the Love” (3beat Records), as well as official remixes for Jessica Sutta, Melanie B, Abigail, and Natascha Bessez, among others.
DJ GRIND’s monthly podcasts have received more than 3 million downloads worldwide, and rank as one of the most popular dance music podcasts on iTunes & Podomatic. The San Francsico-based DJ is also the resident music critic for RealJock.com, and his work has been featured on SiriusXM’s BPM & OutQ, Fusion Radio, GayInternetRadioLive, and GaydarRadio, among others.