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 DJs and producers on the gay circuit. With a sound firmly anchored in uplifting house, DJ GRIND’s sets blend circuit, tech-house and tribal beats with strong melodies, progressive synths and euphoric vocals. In 2019, DJ GRIND headlined the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Main Party, the world's largest LGBT dance music event.
In 2018, DJ GRIND headlined the three largest gay dance festivals in the U.S. -- Winter Party Festival's 25th anniversary Beach Party (Miami), the White Party Palm Springs Main Event, and NYC Pride's legendary Pier Dance. He's also headlined many of the largest and most high-profile gay dance festivals in the world, including XLSIOR Festival (Mykonos), White Party Bangkok, ICON (Shanghai), Hell & Heaven Festival (Brazil), Masterbeat New Year's Eve (Los Angeles), Market Days (Chicago), Purple Party (Dallas), Joining Hearts (Atlanta), Memorial Day Pensacola, and many more. He’s been a featured artist on multiple Atlantis cruises, toured with Kylie Minogue, and performed at major clubs across North America, Asia and Latin America. His monthly podcasts have been downloaded more than 10 million times.
Together with his production partner Toy Armada, DJ GRIND is also a Billboard #1 remixer and producer, with more than a dozen official remixes that have topped the US and UK Dance/Club Charts. The duo has remixed for some of the biggest names in the industry, including P!nk, Ariana Grande, Cher, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kim Petras, Enrique Iglesias, Demi Lovato, Ella Henderson, Betty Who, Hailee Steinfeld, Mel B, Martha Wash, Andra Day and Inaya Day, among others. Their 2017 single with America's Got Talent alum Brian Justin Crum, “Show Me Love,” was named one of Billboard's Top 10 Dance/Club Tracks of the Year. In 2018, Toy Armada & DJ GRIND were named official remixers for Kylie Minogue's new album, "Golden," and their remix for Kylie's lead single, "Dancing," hit #1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Chart.