Welcome to Matinée USA... Welcome to WOW!
Reinventing the gay nightlife experience one party and one guest at a time. Matinée launched almost 20 years ago in Ibiza with the idea to re-imagine and craft an elaborate party experience, drawing tens of thousands of attendees each week from around the world. Since 2010, Jake, Patrick and Paul have brought the international party franchise to the states with incredible spectacles in various cities including Miami, Orlando, Vegas and Los Angeles.
It all started at in New York City during Pride 2010 where they transformed Manhattan’s Governor’s Island into an extravagant dance arena, with explosive music and thrilling light shows. At sunset, a surprise fireworks display ignited the skyline. A Matinée party is all about awe and extravagance, combining superior fantasy elements and theatrics.
Whether in the heart of Manhattan or on the beaches of San Diego, a Matinée event is meant to take revelers out of body and beyond the confines of their imagination.
While studying at Georgetown, Jake took on a part-time job as Nightlife Editor for EDGE magazine. On a trip to Spain, he was blown away by Matinée, and decided to pursue his dream of bringing a world-class experience to the U.S. The rest is now history as Matinee USA continues to raise the bar and be at the cutting-edge of the evolving party scene.
Paul produces more weekly events than any other LGBT Promoter in the Country including his wildly popular Stripper Circus brand with locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Austin, Houston and Seattle. He brings his extensive club expertise to Matinée USA along with his focus on the guest experience making sure that, even at our biggest events, the parties still retain a personal touch you would expect to find at a weekly party.
While studying theater abroad, Patrick worked as a sub-promoter and dancer for Matinee, and quickly found a new passion in life. Now as Artistic Director, he brings his hands-on experience in creating cutting-edge WOW moments that have become synonymous with the Matinee brand.