Razzle Dazzle Dallas — the gay Pride Month celebration and fundraiser on Cedar Springs — today announced its 2012 beneficiaries and preliminary event schedule. According to a press release, Razzle Dazzle Dallas runs June 6-9 and will include a Wine/Dog Walk on Wednesday, a Pub Crawl on Thursday, the 7th annual MetroBall on Friday, and a street party on Saturday night.
Singer Taylor Dayne, who appeared at Black Tie Dinner last year, will return to Dallas to headline MetroBall, which benefits the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund. Also this year, Saturday at Razzle Dazzle Dallas will include LifeWalk Waterpalooza, in addition to the sidewalk sale, street fair and antique car show. On Saturday night, according to the release, Cedar Springs will become “a big crazy dance club with LIVE ‘80s music and DJs on the Main Performance Stage!”
Razzle Dazzle Dallas, which distributed more than $60,500 in 2011, this year will benefit Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Interfaith Network, Turtle Creek Chorale, Legacy Counseling Center, Legal Hospice of Texas, AIDS Arms, GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP), Uptown Players and the Cedar Springs Road Beautification Fund.
Razzle Dazzle is also planning three events in April: a bus trip to the WinStar Casino, a Rising Star Show featuring D Alexander at the Rose Room, and a Razzle Dazzle-sponsored installment of GayBingo.
The full press release from Razzle Dazzle marketing director Kris Martin is below.
RAZZLE DAZZLE DALLAS ANNOUNCES BENEFICIARIES, EVENTS FOR
JUNE 6-9, 2012 GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL INCLUDING MONTHLY
PRELIMARY EVENTS LEADING UP TO NATIONAL GAY PRIDE MONTH
Four-Day June Pride Celebration Features Wine Walk, Pub Crawl, Pageant, MetroBall Fundraising Event, Antique Car Show, LifeWalk’s Waterpalooza, Community Booths and a Saturday Night Street Festival in the Cedar Springs Road Entertainment District
March 12, 2012 – Dallas, Texas – It’s countdown to Razzle Dazzle Dallas 2012 and the Steering Committee is pleased to announce its 2012 beneficiaries and preliminary event schedule! This year’s beneficiaries are: Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Interfaith Network, Turtle Creek Chorale, Legacy Counseling Center, Legal Hospice of Texas, AIDS Arms, GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP), Uptown Players and the Cedar Springs Road Beautification Fund.
Razzle Dazzle Dallas is committed to helping community initiatives and organizations that are focused on efforts to better the LGBT community including, but not limited to, the battle against AIDS and HIV infection, community relations, beautification, education and wellness. Organizers have a goal of underwriting all event costs to return as much money as possible to local non-profit organizations. More than $60,500 was distributed in 2011.
The return of Razzle Dazzle last year was such a roaring success that organizers have vowed to make 2012 a HUGE encore including preliminary events beginning in April and building up to a blockbuster ‘80s-themed line-up of Razzle Dazzle Days activities from June 6-9, 2012. An events schedule featuring an April 14 WinStar Casino Trip, an April 19 A Rising Star Concert and an April 21 Gaybingo Night is listed after this release. Note: WinStar casino bus trip tickets are now on sale for $100 each! www.RazzleDazzleDallas.org/event-Casino.html.
Razzle Dazzle Dallas Days is once again scheduled to begin on the First Wednesday of June and will feature a Wine Walk and Sidewalk Sale on June 6; a Mr. & Miss Razzle Dazzle Pageant & Jägermeister Pub Crawl on June 7; the MetroBall on June 8; a day-time Antique Car Show/Street Fair, LifeWalk’s Waterpalooza and the night-time Main Event – Cedar Springs’ Street Festival on June 9. VIP Access Tickets for the June 6-9 events are $100, offering four days of exclusive parties, valet parking and meet-and-greet opportunities! www.razzledazzledallas.org
Again this year, the Warwick Melrose Hotel is the official Razzle Dazzle luxury headquarters hotel. Call today and ask for the special Razzle Dazzle rate of $139. Whether you’re heading in for fun in the Oak Lawn neighborhood from Austin, Houston, North of the Red River, San Antonio or Comfort, Texas … grab a hotel room and walk to the Cedar Springs entertainment district! http://www.razzledazzledallas.org/travel.html
There are many, many ways for people to be involved in Razzle Dazzle 2012. Corporate sponsors, vendors, donors and volunteers are needed to insure that these fundraising events are successful. Vendor booth applications are now available; the deadline to submit your form is May 20. Razzle Dazzle will provide sponsors and community organizations with six months of outstanding marketing and promotion placement for products and services in print and online advertising and publicity. You can sign up to help here, http://www.razzledazzledallas.org/help.html.
The Razzle Dazzle Dallas festival is produced by the Razzle Dazzle Dallas Steering Committee, a committee of the Cedar Springs Merchant Association, a 501c 6 organization. The committee includes representatives from the Cedar Springs Merchants Association, area nightclubs that are members of the Dallas Tavern Guild, Dallas Resource Center, Warwick Melrose Hotel, area AIDS organizations, individual volunteers and local businesses specializing in media, entertainment and logistics.
RAZZLE DAZZLE EVENTS SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 14, 8:30am – 4:30pm
A Razzle Dazzle Day at the Casino! One Day of Fun! One Big Pay-Out!
Hop the luxury party bus and head to the WinStar Casino for a full day of entertainment and fun! A $100 donation buys you a round-trip bus pass, complimentary cocktails and entertainment on the bus and $20 in gaming money when you arrive at the casino. Proceeds help underwrite the costs of Razzle Dazzle Days. Buy tickets here www.RazzleDazzleDallas.org/event-Casino.html
Thursday, April 19, 11pm
Razzle Dazzle Dallas Presents D. Alexander LIVE!
One of America’s hottest new gay singers, D Alexander, performs a Rising Star Show hosted by Layla RaRue in The Rose Room at S4. Ages 18+ welcome, no cover before Midnight for ages 21+. The Rose Room is located at 3911 Cedar Springs Rd. in Dallas. For more information go to www.partyattheblock.com or facebook.com/dalexandermusic
Saturday, April 21, 5pm Doors open, 6pm Game
Razzle Dazzle Dallas sponsors Gaybingo Dallas in The Rose Room!
It’s an iconic great party with lots of fun and prizes, to benefit the Resource Center Dallas.
Razzle Dazzle will be selling $1 raffle tickets for the blockbuster PRIZE: A Pair of MADONNA CONCERT TICKETS and A Pair of VIP Passes to the Main Event on June 9! Gaybingo tickets are $26.50. Go here for tickets and info http://www.rcdallas.org/giving/upcoming-events/gaybingo-dallas. Indicate online that Razzle Dazzle sent you!
The best value for the festival is a VIP Access Passport for $100 – and — receive four days of exclusive parties, complimentary cocktails, valet parking and meet-and-greet opportunities! http://www.razzledazzledallas.org/vippassport.html
Wednesday, June 6, 6 – 10pm FREE
Cedar Springs Wine Walk & Dog Walk
Razzle Dazzle Dallas kicks off a four-day extravaganza with wine, your four-legged friends and some fabulous shopping along Cedar Springs. We promise an evening of fun, frolic, food, drinks and shopping with discounts at participating businesses. Purchase a wine glass or coffee mug for $10 and enjoy free wine or cider from participating Cedar Springs Merchants. Glasses can be purchased at vendor tents near Buli Cafe and Hunky’s. www.shopcedarsprings.com
Thursday, June 7
Jägermeister Presents, Razzle Dazzle Dallas Pub Crawl, 8pm – 1am
Shuttle Bus Transportation to Dallas-area nightclubs for cocktails, dancing and fun. The Jäger shot boys entertain on the Party Bus and in the Clubs.
MR. & MISS RAZZLE DAZZLE DALLAS contest, 10pm
@ BRICK, 2525 Wycliff, Dallas 214-855-5521
Application and Info at www.razzledazzledallas.org or by calling 214-855-5521.
Friday, June 8, 7pm – Midnight
7th Annual MetroBall at Station 4 — $25/Advance, $30/Door
Dance vocalist and recent Black Tie Dinner headliner TAYLOR DAYNE will be the featured entertainer at this year’s annual fundraiser benefiting the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF). Enjoy an incredible night of music, dancing and silent auction events at S4. Tickets on sale soon, info available at www.gdmaf.org. $25/advance. $30/door. Since 1996, the GDMAF has provided emergency financial assistance to those people living with HIV/AIDS unable to receive social services assistance.
Saturday, June 4, 10am – 4pm FREE
Cedar Springs Merchant Association presents a daytime Sidewalk Sale, Street Fair, Antique Car Show and LifeWalk’s Waterpalooza (team entry fee). The street will be alive with tents and fun activities all day! www.LifeWalk.org or www.ShopCedarSprings.com
Saturday, June 4, 7pm – 1am FREE
Razzle Dazzle Dallas Night Street Festival – MAIN EVENT!
There will be three full city blocks of MUSIC, DANCE, FOOD, DRINKS, COMMUNITY BOOTHS and FUN TIMES! Cedar Springs becomes a big crazy dance club with LIVE ‘80s music and DJs on the Main Performance Stage!
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