Dance Music Divas to Benefit People and Pets – Disco Concert Kicks Off LA Gay Pride Weekend

Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2017. Dance music legends Martha Wash and Kristine W are teaming up for a ONE NIGHT ONLY concert event to benefit PAWS/LA — a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency that assists people and pets in need.  The two superstars (boasting a combined 30 #1 dance hits) are teaming up with international DJs The Perry Twins and drag queen extraordinaire Jackie Beat at GLITTERAMA — on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the AVALON Hollywood. This concert/disco dance party is an unofficial kick off to LA Gay Pride weekend.


GLITTERAMA will feature live performances by Martha Wash (the original Weather Girlâ„¢), best known for her iconic hit “It’s Raining Men,” and Kristine W, named one of Billboard’s top 10 dance music artists of all time. Ms. Wash is a 2-time Grammy nominated singer, record producer, songwriter, activist and music executive. She is the iconic voice behind some of the top-selling, most recognizable hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s including her solo recordings and projects with Sylvester, Two Tons O’ Fun (later The Weather Girls), C+C Music Factory and Black Box such as “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and “Strike It Up.” Dance music legend and LGBTQ ally Kristine W has scored 16 #1 dance hits and a record-setting 9 consecutive chart toppers over the past 20 years including club classics “Feel What You Want” and “One More Try.” Out writes that Kristine W is, “The most versatile club performer in the land of the living: Drummer, saxophone player, dancer, songwriter, singer, style icon…. There is a reason she’s Billboard’s #1 charting female dance artist.”


Attendees will be entertained by drag superstar Jackie Beat, who has been captivating audiences for over twenty-five years with her razor-sharp comedy and hysterical song parodies, and will “Hustle” the night away to the music of DJs Doug & Derek Perry whose remixes have helped many songs reach the top of the dance charts including those they’ve produced for Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé and Kristine W.


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GLITTERAMA is sponsored by Orbitz,  Tito’s Vodka, Gay Ad Network, WEHOville/GayLifeLA, The Advocate, Queerty, The Orlando Hotel, Instinct Magazine and The Lou Line.



Founded in West Hollywood in 1989, PAWS/LA is a 501c3 nonprofit agency that assists pet guardians who are physically and financially debilitated by life-threatening illness such as HIV/AIDS care for their companion animals. The agency serves more than 1200 people and 2000 pets throughout Los Angeles County. Funds raised at GLITTERAMA will be used to provide veterinary care, pet food and essential supplies to pets in need.