PALM SPRINGS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jeffrey Sanker, founder and producer of White Party Palm Springs, will receive the Golden Palm Star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars on March 13th at 1pm at the southeast corner of Palm Canyon Drive & Arenas Road (at Lulu California Bistro) for his Star Dedication ceremony. Singer Carmen Electra and (former) Mayor Ron Oden are two of the special guests speaking.
White Party Palm Springs, the largest gay dance music festival in the world, celebrates its 25th Anniversary April 25-28, 2014. The event originally began as a gathering for 300 of Sanker’s closest friends celebrating the rites of spring and has since evolved into 30,000 men from across the world. White Party’s growing popularity brought with it global awareness of Palm Springs and made it one of the top vacation destinations for the LGBT community worldwide. www.JeffreySanker.com
Sanker’s passion for parties began during the early eighties in New York City. Working at such legendary locations as Studio 54, Palladium and Private Eyes, he fine-tuned his skills as a promoter and special events producer. He has hosted parties for numerous celebrities and charities over the years.
Superstar entertainment has become a hallmark of Sanker’s events. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Carly Rae Jepsen, Icona Pop, Anastasia, Toni Braxton, Carmen Electra, Ke$ha and Robyn have all graced the stage at White Party.
Sanker has also helped ignite the careers of countless rising-star DJs by giving them their first big break. This prompted NEXT Magazine to comment: "the two best friends a DJ can have are Madonna and Jeffrey Sanker."
Sanker has proudly produced fundraising events on behalf of numerous charities and community organizations, including Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH), The Trevor Project, and Desert AIDS Project.
The Palm Springs Walk of Stars, founded in 1992, has honored 361 individuals with a Golden Palm Star placed on the sidewalks of Palm Springs. Entertainment honorees must have made an impact worldwide in the area of show business. Other honorees must have contributed to the charm, worldwide prominence and name recognition of greater Palm Springs. More information at www.palmspringswalkofstars.com