GAYDM – September 11, 2021

Atlanta is host to the first gay EDM festival in the world bringing together world-class DJs for a night to remember.

Taking place at Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood, the 11-hour festival will include three stages featuring a stacked lineup of top LGBTQ DJs, including Danny Tenaglia, Pagano, Ralphi Rosario, Boris, Citizen Jane, Samantha Ronson, Dave Aude, Alex Lo, Marti Frieson, Alex Ramos, Oscar Velazquez, Hector Fonseca, Tommy Love, DJ Tatiana, Binomio, Enrico Meloni, and Marco da Silva, with more to be announced. GAYDM “One Love” will offer the largest dance floor in the Southeast with 30,000 sq ft of cryo full-tilt madness.

GAYDM ATLANTA, A GAY EDM FESTIVAL 2021

GAYDM “One Love,” takes place at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood.  The aim of the event is to bring everyone together to create one unified voice, recapture the essence of EDM and benefit-worthy causes. All of course, while having a great party.

Organizers have partnered with GAGA (Gay Georgia) and LostnFound Youth to harness the power of the party for meaningful change!

Artist Line up

Thirty acts will appear over three stages during the 11-hour event, from 12 pm to 11 am. Some of the world’s top DJs have confirmed their attendance including:

  • Danny Tenaglia, Samantha Ronson, Ralphi Rosario, Boris, Pagano, Citizen Jane, Dave Aude, Alex Lo, Marti Frieson, Oscar Velazquez, Hector Fonseca,Tommy Love, Dj Tatiana, Binomio, Enrico Meloni, Marco da Silva, Alex Ramos, Luis Perez, Drew G, Jeremy Blacklow, Karston Stollors, DJ Dimples, Derek Monteiro and Ebbe und Flut.

The Venue

  • The Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood outdoor venue allows concert-goers to take-in a massive concert that they can enjoy under the stars. Having opened in 1989, the 75-acre venue is less than four miles south of downtown Atlanta. The venue has a capacity for 19,000 concertgoers within the pavilion and on its expansive lawn. Locals know it simply as “Lakewood.”. It takes 10 minutes drive from downtown to reach the destination. You can take the bus from Peachtree Centre Transit Station or a rideshare. The host hotel for the event is the Marriott Marquis.

Gay Atlanta

  • Atlanta’s original gayborhood, Midtown is the core of LGBTQ life in Atlanta. The intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue is considered the starting point for many LGBTQ visitors to the city. Not only is Midtown the cultural hub of Atlanta, it is also the home for gay nightlife in Atlanta and showcases just how diverse Atlanta’s LGBTQ community is.
  • Stay at the Canopy By Hilton Atlanta Midtown with large rooms and a modern stylish finish.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

Glenn Hotel,   Renaissance Hotel,   Stonehurst Place,   The Ritz-Carlton.

The gay origins of EDM

LGBTQ+ DJs pioneered electronic dance music. At the height of disco, groundbreaking, gay artists like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles began implementing heavy bass, breaks, and beats, transforming disco into the techno and house that we know today

Though many may not know it, much of the music we enjoy today at dance clubs is the legacy of almost half a century of LGBTQ+ DJs, mixers, and artists. One of the goals at GAYDM “One Love” is to take back what we created! Let the truth of the music pour out from the closet door and into the heart of the public. It’s a chance for everyone that loves dance music to celebrate the origins of EDM. The music is rooted in our culture and in our community.

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