Peach Party kicks annual gay dance weekend into overdrive

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What started as Atlanta’s answer to gay circuit days gone by in 2012 is a local standard as Peach Party makes 2019 moves with a literal move — from June to May. That makes the annual event from GA Boy Productions this weekend, May 17-19, and the groove has only grown since its inception.

This year’s Peach Party hustle starts on Friday evening and grooves until sunrise on Monday with seven DJs at five venues. The spinmeisters include international LGBTQ superstars, local favorites and even some new blood to Atlanta’s ever-turning gay turntables. The Peach Party series is just one of the best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend.

Keith Young’s GA Boy event series hits the ground running with DJ Cindel at Heretic on Friday. The venue known for its floor full of gyrating men comes alive once again to kick things off, only to have partiers cross the parking lot to BJ Roosters for Xion afterhours with “Twisted Dee” Martello on deck into the wee hours.

Hopefully, the revelers will find naps, mud masques and hydration patches at some point on Saturday during the day. That’s because there’s not much time to rest. before Peach Party lands at Buckhead Theatre for the main event that night with Tom Stephen’s Atlanta debut of high-energy beats. The evening also includes a performance by Phoenix.

Sound tiring? Just shut up and dance. Sleep is for another day, because Xion afterhours comes again with the super sexy DJ Eddie Martinez. Now you’re looking Sunday morning square in the face, and you’re still not done.

There is no cover on Sunday at Ten Atlanta for the Peach Party Sunday Funday with Atlanta’s own touring sensation, DJ Seth Breezy. Bring sunglasses and sunscreen for patio posing, and bring a layer for your next stop: Club District ATL. Latin sensation Isaac Escalante wouldn’t let you leave without some of his juice, and he’s squeezing it from evening to night.

You know that second-wind adrenaline moment we all need before the final stretch. Well take a deep breath, because Xion is back for the third night of afterhours with DJ Deanne and her grooves starting at midnight.

That’s all. Yes, really. You can lay down and figure out what you’re going to tell your boss about your Monday absence. Start planning now around this whirlwind schedule, and maybe grab a preparatory nap or two in advance. 

While you dream, be sure to plan your cuteness too. Q photographers will be on site at stops on this roller coaster to snap your smiles.

Let’s review. Peach Party Weekend is here. This is not a drill. 

Friday, May 17


Heretic, 10 p.m.


Xion Afterhours with Twisted Dee

BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Saturday, May 18

Tom Stephen

Buckhead Theatre, 10 p.m.


Xion Afterhours with Eddie Martinez

BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, May 19

Sunday Funday with Seth Breezy

Ten Atlanta


Isaac Escalante

District ATL, 7 p.m.


Xion Afterhours with DJ Deanne

BJ Roosters, 12 midnight – 4 a.m.

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