PALM SPRINGS, CA – 3/27/14 – In celebration of his 25th Anniversary, White Party Founder and Producer Jeffrey Sanker has created the WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS. These awards recognize a select group whose unique and varied achievements have stood out and best embody the spirit of White Party.
“We are thrilled to present our special Icon Awards to individuals who have exemplified White Party’s defining principles of unity & celebration, commitment to excellence and leading edge creativity,” said Sanker. “I look forward to presenting those attending recipients their awards on the White Carpet at this year’s Saturday main event.”
WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
- Carmen Electra- Artist, Activist
- Cher- Pioneer for LGBT Community; Activist
- Jai Rodriguez- Actor, Activist
- Kathy Griffin- Comedienne, Philanthropist, Activist
- Lady Gaga- Pioneer for LGBT Community, Philanthropist, Activist
- Lance Bass- Actor, Activist
- Aaron Walton- Philanthropist, Activist
- Bryan Singer- Director, Activist
- David Cooley- Founder of Abbey, Philanthropist
- Fred Arens & Jason Duguay- Philanthropist, Activist
- Roland Emmerich- Director, Philanthropist
- Sir Elton John & David Furnish- Philanthropist, Activist
- Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley- NoH8 Campaign, Activist
- Bruce Vilanch- Actor, Writer, Activist
- Lisa Vanderpump- Reality Star, Activist
- Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo- Prop 8 Activists
- Ron Oden- Former Mayor of PS, Activist
- Ronnie Kroell- Activist
- Todd Saporito- Philanthropist, Activist
- Andy Cohen- BRAVO TV personality, Activist
- Candis Cayne- Pioneer of LGBT Community, Activist
- David Stern- Former Publisher of Frontiers, Activist
- DJ Abel Aguilera- Deejay, Activist
- Reza Farahan – BRAVO TV personality, Pioneer of LGBT Community
Sanker announced this year’s 25th Anniversary plans including a completely redesigned White Party. Chart-topping remix production team BENT COLLECTIVE (Danny Verde & Steven Redant) will also make their live DJ performance debut. And media sponsor SiriusXM is on board to broadcast on-site from the Convention Center White Carpet for this historic event.
White Party will also offer lots of new photo opportunities, such as Instagram “selfie moments” and a special photo set up where groups can get instant pics emailed for free.
Additionally, to benefit DESERT AIDS PROJECT and fund raising auction efforts, Sanker has enlisted the talents of internationally recognized conceptual photographer Duke Shoman to create beautiful, striking photographic tableaus.
The following afternoon, at the Sunday T-Dance, you can double your pleasure with two giant 100 foot high Ferris wheels, and the day will culminate with the biggest fireworks display in White Party history, choreographed to the music of DJ/Producer Wayne G.
Sanker also revealed the exciting new addition of Uber as the official transportation provider for White Party. Services will be available all weekend long for White Party attendees. Uber lounge stations will be set up at White Party locations manned by special Uber concierges. Uber will also have stretch limos for White Party guests to get around in style. New users can download the app and enter the code WP25 for a free first ride! Sign up at: www.uber.com/GO/WP25. Both new and existing users can also enter the code whiteparty to unlock a flat rate from LA to Palm Springs and back!
White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, celebrating its 25th Anniversary April 25-28, 2014. For more information, hotel reservations and tickets, visit: www.jeffreysanker.com.