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Women’s Equality Weekend

(Photos: Jesse Richmond)
This past weekend, Hotel Ziggy on the iconic Sunset Strip celebrated Women’s Equality Weekend which kicked off on Friday, Aug. 26th on Women’s Equality Day with a full program of events including all-female music night live from their music venue Backbeat with performances by six artists (Rachel Siegel, Carly Butler, M. Maggie, Rora Wilde, and Chaley Rose) along with female deejays, a rockin’ pool party, speciality food & drink, and a Sunday night performance again, to benefit and support women’s equality organizations.
 
Women’s Equality Day celebrates the achievements of women’s rights activists and reminds us of the unique daily struggles that women face. To remind us of the struggles of the past, present, and future, Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day in 1971. 
 
As a place for musicians to take a stand and celebrate the importance of experimental music on our culture and society, Hotel Ziggy is a nod to the ionic musician, David Bowie, a.k.a. Ziggy Stardust. Known for going against the norms and experimenting with music and identity Hotel Ziggy celebrates West Hollywood’s rebellious, progressive spirit and originality. The hotel pays tributes to the legendary artists that shaped the strip from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
 
Friday, Aug. 26th: WOMEN’S EQUALITY NIGHT live at Backbeat
Hotel Ziggy kicked off the weekend at their “Backbeat” – their versatile music venue that supports local musicians and invites them to perform. 
Hosted by female emcee, Anita Gohari, incredible female performances took place by Rachel Siegel, Carly Butler, M. Maggie, Rora Wilde, and Chaley Rose (Zoey in the ABC drama series Nashville)with a surprise song by Katie Welch and with music by DJ Hunny in between sets! The weekend featured El Cristiano Ultra Premium Tequila, and Backbeat lounge had everyone jamming past midnight and indulging in their late night cuisine and pizza offerings from Hotel Ziggy’s B-Side Pizza
 
Saturday, Aug. 27th: FUERZA POOL PARTY 
Featuring DJ Giselle Peppers, the pool at Hotel Ziggy was bumping with Reggaeton, Afro Beats, and Throwback Hip-Hop and R&B. D
elicious Caribbean hor d’oeuvres were offered alongside specialty cocktails, including flowing El Cristiano Tequila. While many enjoyed the day by Hotel Ziggy‘s saltwater pool (the largest in West Hollywood), others found comfort in private, swim-up cabanas that included bottle service.
Sunday, Aug. 28th: SUNDAY’S ON THE STRIP with Katie Welch
Women’s Equality Weekend wrapped up with live music by Katie Welch, a Ziggy resident performer in Backbeat for their “Sundays on the Strip” live music series which kept everyone dancing into the wee hours of Monday morning.
About Hotel Ziggy: Fusing cocktail lounge, restaurant and pizza joint, music venue and lively lobby, Hotel Ziggy invites hotel guests to check-in at a sociable and engaging bar lined with hundreds of vinyl albums. A record player behind the front desk fills the communal space with music spanning every progressive genre. A retractable glass garage door partitions one end of the lobby, creating a versatile music venue called “Backbeat,” which supports local musicians and invites them to come and share their sound in a new space to rise above the noise. Hotel Ziggy boasts the largest saltwater pool in West Hollywood and a vibrant skyhigh mural, which is another platform to democratize music with live sets performed by the hottest DJs in town. Follow @HotelZiggy on Instagram for more programming updates! www.hotelziggy.com
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