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Mid-Summer Dance Party
to benefit the Desert Aids Project

  • July 19, 2013
  • 08:00PM - 01:30AM
  • $20/45/75


Kenny Jervis and Michael Crisp

Co-Chairs Michael Crisp and Kenny Jervis, owners of SHARE Nightclub in Las Vegas

Dennis Hernandez, Pure!Marketing

Co-Chair Dennis Hernandez of Pure! Marketing

As returning Co-Chairs for the 6th Annual Mid Summer Dance Party at ACE Hotel & Swim Club we would like to share some exciting news about our annual dance fundraiser with you. We took suggestions and feedback from last summer's dance party very seriously and made numerous improvements:

Increased event hours

Significant A/C upgrade

Prizes for Creative Attire

Interactive Art & Light show

Discount Late Night Party Pass

Valet Parking

2nd VIP lounge added

$99 special hotel room rate (Does not include taxes and fees)

So mark your calendars and bust out your brightest neon beachwear - this year's theme - BE THE LIGHT! and head to The Commune at the ACE on Friday, July 19th from 8:00pm to 1:30am for the 6th Annual Mid Summer Dance Party, benefiting client services at Desert AIDS Project.

Do Ask Do Tell Photos from last year

Mid Summer Dance Party V: Do Ask, Do Tell Photo by Frank C Falling.

We are excited to feature Dance DJ Phenom Kimberly S, a California-based circuit darling. Kimberly S is no stranger to big parties or little dive bars, having spun them all. Able to adapt her music sets for everyone, she crosses generation lines with her beats. Kim draws upon her musical library to keep dance floors packed across the US and will keep the energy up beat during this years dance party here in Palm Springs. We've even expanded the entertainment at this year's party by including a multi-media interactive light-art exhibit, curated and produced by international artist Lilli Muller of Autumn Lights LA (

Since July 1, 2012, Desert AIDS Project has provided the following life saving services funded in part by your generosity and our amazing Host Committee's fundraising efforts:

Served 2,300 unique clients

Every month, 1,140 clients on average received support services

DAP conducted 1900 free rapid, confidential HIV tests throughout the valley. Positivity rate as an outcome of our testing program remains double the national average

DAP averages 26 new clients each month - 61% of these new clients are new to the area

66% of our clients are uninsured or reliant on public insurance, 45% have CDC-defined AIDS and over 50% are 50 years of age or older

98% are living below the low-income threshold for our area

As co-chairs our goal is to increase ticket sales and attendance at this years event by expanding our outreach to Northern and Southern California as well as Las Vegas. With partners and sponsors which include, ACE Hotel & Swim Club, SHARE Nightclub in Las Vegas, Pure!Marketing Agency, LIVE Magazine, The Standard Magazine, Aggreko North America, Alexander Events, Classic Party Rentals, Smirnoff, ICON Presentations, KMIR-6, Brighthaus Marketing, Clinic Bar, PNN Radio, ITEX, Caroldean's Resale Therapy, Wangs in the Desert and we are confident that we will meet this years goal.

Do Ask Do Tell Photos

2012 Mid Summer Dance Party

Photo by Dimitri Halkidis

Tickets are $20, $45 and $75, depending on what you want your experience to be while at the 6th Annual Mid Summer Dance Party. General admission tickets at $45 include Commune access beginning at 8p, as well as complimentary cocktails and wandering bites, while the VIP tickets - available for $75 - includes valet parking, wandering bites and premium liquor, with access to two VIP lounges as well as The Commune. Those preferring just the Late Night Party Pass at $20 will have Commune access beginning at 10:30p and complimentary cocktails.

You can purchase your tickets online at: or from any member of our Host Committee. Tickets are now available at Caroldean's Resale Therapy.

On behalf of Desert AIDS Project we would also like to send a special shout-out to our founders of the very first Mid Summer Mixer; Scott Hines, Kimberly Nichols and Greg Polzin.


Dennis Hernandez, Kenny Jervis and Michael Crisp


Mid Summer Dance Party

Desert AIDS Project


General Admission: $45 per person

includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres & cocktails

Commune access: 8 pm to 1:00 am

VIP Wristband: $75 per person

includes complimentary valet parking, access to Commune & (2) VIP Lounges

serving catered hors d'oeuvres & premium liquor

Late Night Party Pass: $20 per person

Includes complimentary cocktails

Commune access: 10:30 pm to 1:00 am

Palm Springs & Coachella Valley