This year, CHERRY is excited to present OPULENCE.
Featuring 15 DJs from around the world - Micky Friedmann (Berlin), Ivan Gomez (Barcelona), TWiN (DC), Alain Jackinsky (Montreal), Sean Morris (DC), Joe Gauthreaux (NYC), Nacho Chapado (Barcelona), Kenneth Rivera (NYC), Nina Flowers (Denver), X Gonzalez (DC), Steve Sidewalk (NYC), Lisa Frank (DC), ben.jamin (NYC), Eddie Martinez (NYC), and Rico Alexis (NYC).
Cherry is thrilled to continue to partner with some of the District’s most colossal venues, including Town Danceboutique, Flash, and Cobalt This year we are adding some new venues like DC Eagle, Penthouse Pool Club, and DC9.
Please note that we have sanctioned events this year that have special exclusions. Those events are Depeche Moody and the Action Pool Party. Please check those events for more information.
CHERRY event schedule
Thursday April 20, 2017 - 10pm to 2am, Cobalt
Lux w/ Alain Jackinsky (Montreal) on the main floor
Steven Sidewalk (NYC) in the Lounge
Friday April 21, 2017 - 10pm to 6am, DC Eagle
Decadence w/ Micky Friedmann (Berlin)
Opening Set: TWiN (DC)
Lisa Frank (DC)
Opening Set: ben.jamin (NYC)
Saturday April 22, 2017 - 3pm to 8pm, Town Danceboutique
Depeche Moody w/ Joe Gauthreaux (NYC)
Saturday April 22, 2017 - 10pm to 4am, Town Danceboutique
Royalty w/ Ivan Gomez (Barcelona)
Opening Set: Kenneth Rivera (NYC)
Sunday April 23, 2017 - 4am to 10am, Flash
Avant w/ X Gonzalez (DC)
Opening Set: Nina Flowers (Denver)
Sunday April 23, 2017 - 12pm to 8pm, Penthouse Pool Club (The Yards)
Action w/ Eddie Martinez (NYC)
Opening Set: Rico Alexis (NYC)
Sunday April 23, 2017 - 9pm to 2am, DC9
Sashay w/ Nacho Chapado (Barcelona)
Opening Set: Sean Morris (DC)
Cherry Fund: www.cherryfund.org
Net proceeds to benefit local LGBT organizations. Our focus is HIV education, prevention, and treatment as well as suicide prevention and survivor support. Cherry is one of the nation's oldest, all-volunteer charity dance events, which to date has raised more than $1 MILLION for life-saving health services and advocacy in our community.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds will be accepted. Talent, event times, venue and entertainment are subject to change without advance notice. A government issued photo-ID of the credit card holder is required to retrieve any tickets/passes at will-call. Event tickets, door admission, and merchandise sales are NOT tax deductible. Only donations, not purchases, are considered tax deductible.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All events are 21+ and must show government ID to enter the venue.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
All venues have limited parking. We encourage you to use Metro, or ridesharing services. Stay at our host hotel to be close to all the action!
What can I bring into the event?
We strive to provide a safe and welcoming enviroment. No weapons or illegal substances are allowed. Please do not bring bags and unecessary personal belongings. The venues reserve the right to perform searches at the door.
What's the refund policy?
All sales are final.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Please be prepared to show your digital ticket if you choose to not print them.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
What is the weekend pass?
What is a sanctioned event?
A sanctioned event is an event during CHERRY weekend, or other times of the year, that is not produced by us. We sanction events that give us a minumum donation, don't compete with other CHERRY events, and meet other certain guidelines. If you are interested in hosting a sanctioned event please contact us