This weekend could be a much needed turning point for New York City nightlife as XL Nightclub opens at the new OUT NYC Urban Resort. John Blair and Beto Sutter are teaming up with Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio in an attempt to revive New York City’s dance scene. Their theme is “It’s all about the music,” and their diverse rundown signifies just that!
As you’ll hear in my State of Gay Nightlife Address on Sunday night, New York’s nightclub scene is in bad shape. Until now, no real dance venue has held a spot in New York’s gay community since the closing of such powerhouse venues as Roxy, Limelight and the Tunnel. Hopefully, this new team of nightlife titans will be able to bring things back to life. If anyone can do it, it is these guys!
Friday night kicks off the Voss and Fornabaio’s “Rock It” party with DJ Carlos Melange and Lady Bunny in the lounge. The grand opening weekend also features an open bar from 10-11pm as well as performances by Jonte and Amanda Lepore.
Saturday welcomes the infamous “JB Saturdays” brought to you by John Blair and Beto Sutter in association with Alan Picus. DJ Stephan Grondin will be on the main floor and Steve Sidewalk will be spinning in the lounge. The grand opening party will also feature at live performance by Kristine W.
Then on Sunday, the party starts early and ends late. Christina Visca’s Classic Tea runs from 5pm until 10pm followed by P3LIGRO’s newest event, Sunday Detour.
Future Friday “Rock It” parties feature DJ Corey Craig, a launch party for RuPaul’s Drag Race and what looks to be a Lady Bunny residency in the Lounge. Upcoming Saturdays include what also seems to be a Steve Sidewalk residency in the Lounge and names like Manny Lehman rotating on the main floor.
The rest of the week is just as impressive with names such as Kenny Kenny, Susanne Bartsch, Shosana Bean, Bianca del Rio, Nathan Kelly and more! You can check it out on their official website at XLnightclub.com.
Please, go out and support this impressive team! They’ve worked hard and put a lot of money into this venture. Keep one thing in mind: the opening of XL Nightclub could be the last chance to save New York City’s nightlife as we’ve known it. If you care, then get out and enjoy the fun
And please just us here at GaySocialites.com on Sunday for New York’s State of Gay Nightlife Address and throughout the week for the responses from those running the industry.