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Lezy Dezy: Sunday, June 8 6:30 PM at the Wominz Spot

lezyLezy Dezy is a Milwaukee-based, lesbian musician with a distinctive mix of acoustic alternative rock, folk, and hip-hop who is unstoppable with a looper.  She utilizes her piano, guitar, voice, and beat-boxing skills to share the mission of love; equal love.  Her originals pull at your heart-strings as she takes her audience on a journey through heartbreak, passion, and acceptance.

Lezy Dezy is a woman who makes it her goal to stay as loud and proud as possible, hoping to pave an easier route for others to follow.  

Born and raised in Milwaukee, oppression has always been easy to find.  Lezy Dezy makes it her goal to educate, sharing her past experiences to enlighten as many people as possible.  She aspires to travel and tour the nation and world to do just that.
Though music has been a part of her life since childbirth, her project “Lezy Dezy” has been running strong for four years.  She’s performed for many LGBT events throughout the community, has been interviewed several times on the radio, has had steady performances at Pridefest, Summerfest, EastSide Music Tour, and many local bars.

“Gal-guy, guy-gal, guy-guy, gal-gal….love is beautiful.”

DJ Hector Fonseca – Official Remixer of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry! 10PM Dance Pavilion




Named Best International DJ/Producer of by EDGE – the largest gay publication in the world – this international DJ superstar and coveted celebrity remixer has charted over 10 Official Billboard #1 dance remixes for Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Beyonce. He has also released various hit remixes and productions on the scene’s top record labels such as Star 69, Nervous NYC, Tommy Boy, and Chumbomundo to name a few.

His passion in the studio and DJ booth has earned him fans around the globe in addition to respect amongst his peers as a highly skilled trendsetter with a sound which is full of chic urban style, sex appeal and youthful enthusiasm.

Not only an in-demand DJ but also the consummate producer, he released 2 top selling compilation albums in “New York Anthems” Vol. 2 and 3 on Star 69 REcords and launched the subsequent World Tour for the CD series titled “NY Anthems Tour”. This successful tour made stops in almost every major house music market worldwide! In 2012 he released the first of a series of compilations entitled “Pride Festival” on Kult Records in New York City to rave reviews!

He has also worked with the best in the house music scene including Bimbo Jones, Todd Terry, Celeda, Superchumbo, Offer Nissim, Suzanne Palmer, Tom Stephan, Erika Jayne & many more! With his star burning brighter than ever, Hector Fonseca has proven he is an important force to be reckoned with in the global house music scene now and into the future.

Reid Stefan – Saturday June 7, 2014

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dj -producer – remix artist

At a time where the young generation of EDM Producers have taken the world stage, a new talent has entered the scene with lots of energy and promise. Reid Stefan, Island Def Jam’s newest EDM artist has over 20 Million YouTube Views on his channel with over 80K subscribers for his Remixes and originals.

the 23yr old producer phenom won the Beatport Calvin Harris Remix Contest for “Let’s Go” in 2012, then later opened up for him in Ibiza that summer. Since then, he has opened up for Afrojack, Krewella, Cazzette, performed at the Avicii Hotel in Miami, DJed on stage at Madison Square Garden, performed across South East Asia, and is the summer 2013 resident DJ at the Rehab Pool in Las Vegas.




With his first hit single of 2013 “Shocker” winning Hardwell’s unsigned track contest, Reid Stefan is ready to make his impression on the EDM scene.




Ian & The Dream – Sunday June 8, 2:30 PM Miller Lite Mainstage



Ian & The Dream

In 2008, two high school best friends began embarking on their dream. Sure, they already had been active in Milwaukee’s music scene: front man Ian Ash won the Summerfest Pepsi Talent Search performing an original song at age 13. Bassist Chivo had already cut his teeth playing hard rock in several projects. But after seeing an opportunity to compete for a major label record deal, Ian & The Dream were formed.

Competing in Bodog’s Battle of the Bands, Ian & The Dream were named “Best Milwaukee Band,” landing them performances in front of larger crowds such as the Metro and House of Blues in Chicago. Ian Ash won the title “Top Singer” at Waukesha County Fair, earning him an opening performance with the Beach Boys. When Grammy award-winning Beach Boy Bruce Johnston praised Ian’s performance, the band knew they were ready to reach higher in pursuit of their dream.

Enter Stephen Short, Grammy award-winning record producer who was brought to the band’s attention late last year. Taking them to the famed Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX, Short produced an EP that brought out the best elements of Ian & The Dream: concise pop songs with uplifting honesty and emotion. How fitting that Ash, a songwriter who sat inside dissecting Beatles songs growing up, would get to work with Short, a sonic wizard who had worked intimately with Paul McCartney in the seventies.

The resulting release, Ian & The Dream, touches on themes of love, honesty, and living in the moment. One listen reveals the freshness this music has in this time and place.

Melodies with flairs of oldies, combined with modern sonic textures, form a sound you haven’t quite heard before. To boldly go into new territory, that is The Dream.

DJ Katy – Friday June 6


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– DJ Katy ranked #97 on She.fm’s list “Top 100 Female Djs/Producers in the World”

– Resident DJ of Scarlet Bar Chicago, winner of Chicago Magazines “Best Gay Bar”


Has worked w/ Traver Rains (Heatherette), Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls) Guy Branum (Chelsea Latley) Candis Cayne (Dirty Sexy Money), Austin and Derek (A-List NY), Johnny Weir (2 time Olympian), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black,8 Mile, Hustle and Flow) Raja (winner RuPaul Drag Race season 3) Cazwell, Third Eye Blind, Powerman 5000, Jenny McCarthy (The View), The Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Bears (NFL)

-Worked alongside celebrity DJs/Acts: Captains of Industry Stone Rokk and Graham Funke (SKAM Artists), Zeke Thomas, Trentino (RedBull Thre3 Style US Nationals winner),Evil One, Risk One, Dante, Vice (SKAM), Five (SKAM), Jerzy (SKAM), Mr Best, Politik, Spider, Krewella, Afrojack, Above and Beyond, Calvin Harris, Green Velvet

DJ GRIND – Sunday June 8, 8PM PrideFest MKE -Dance Pavilion



DJ GRIND (Stephen Massey)

is one of the most sought-after up-and-coming DJs and producers on the gay circuit. With a sound firmly anchored in uplifting vocal house, he always strives to take his dance floor on a journey toward joy.

In 2013, DJ GRIND was nominated for three JustCircuit Awards, including “DJ of the Year,” and he was named an “All-Star DJ” by Matineé North America. He is the winner of the 2012 JustCircuit Award for “Best Pool Party” and the 2011 GayDays National DJ Contest.

Together with his production partner Toy Armada, DJ GRIND is also an accomplished producer & remixer. In 2013, the duo produced an official club mix for Kimberley Locke’s UK #1 pop and dance single ,“Feel the Love” (3beat Records), as well as official remixes for Jessica Sutta, Melanie B, Abigail, and Natascha Bessez, among others.


DJ GRIND’s monthly podcasts have received more than 3 million downloads worldwide, and rank as one of the most popular dance music podcasts on iTunes & Podomatic. The San Francsico-based DJ is also the resident music critic for RealJock.com, and his work has been featured on SiriusXM’s BPM & OutQ, Fusion Radio, GayInternetRadioLive, and GaydarRadio, among others


DJ NMF “New Music Freak” – Saturday June 7, 8:30PM Dance Pavilion



DJ New Music Freak

is a Chicago-based DJ that specializes in blending the newest EDM sounds with recognizable Pop favorites to create a high energy dance experience everywhere he performs.

He currently spins as the Saturday night resident DJ at Phoenix Bar Chicago, an exciting new venue featuring an LED video dance floor and 600 person capacity and a DJ at Progress Bar, one of the premier bars in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.

As a past resident of Scarlet Bar Chicago and guest DJ at Berlin Nightclub – Chicago and FIVE Nightclub (Madison) DJ NMF has become one of the premier arbiters of electronic music in the Chicago gay scene. In 2012 and 2013 he rocked crowds of over 2,000 attendees at PrideFest Milwaukee and continues to be influential in the event’s planning.

DJ NMF’s monthly podcast can be found on iTunes and Souncloud (www.soundcloud.com/djnmf) averages over 1,500 plays/downloads each month.

Website: www.djnmf.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/djnmf

Twitter: www.twitter.com/djnmf

SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/djnmf

iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dj-nmf-new-music-freak-podcast/id498846101?mt=2

Mary Lambert Saturday June 7- 7PM -Miller Lite Mainstage


Performer-Announcement-Tiles-M-Lambert Mary Lambert is good at two things; crying and singing.

Nowhere is this better reflected than on her debut EP Letters Don’t Talk. The collection of songs, released in 2012, established Mary as a formidable Seattle artist and caught the attention of local hip-hop duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, with whom she wrote and sang the same-sex rights anthem “Same Love”.

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Chad Michaels – Friday June 6 – 7:15PM -Miller Lite Mainstage



Chad Michaels

September 2012, Chad joined the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars which pits the best Drag Queens in the business against each other. Needless to say, Chad rose to the top and became the winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize, and was the first person to be inducted into the “Drag Queen Hall of Fame”!

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