Arts & Entertainment
October 17th, 2012
LadyFest New Orleans is a celebration of music, art, poetry, film and parades and activism of women in New Orleans Nov 7-11, 2012. This is our 6th annual Festival where women can perform at various venues in a safe, encouraging, friendly atmosphere. We carry on the LadyFest tradition that was started in 2000 in Olympia WA, but of course, this being New Orleans, we put our unique twist on things.
We are raising funds to pay our stellar lineup of female bandleaders and their musicians. Many of you may be fans of these talented women and would like to support their efforts. Some of you may just be New Orleans music fans and want to help keep music alive in this town. Either way, you’ll get some cool LadyFest schwag and some sweet langiappe if you contribute. Please come out to the shows if you can. If not, you can show them some love right here! And if you can’t swing it right now, you can still show your support by passing this on to your friends.
Here’s the link, please share it with your community:http://en.indiegogo.com/ladyfest-new-orleans?a=118068
Here’s the music lineup:
Wed Nov 7, Art Show and Music at the New Orleans Healing Center:6p Nattie7p Maggie Havens8p Kat Walker
Thur Nov 8, Music at Maison Frenchmen:7p Alexandra Scott & The Grapefruits8p MaryFlynn Prohibition Jazz & Blues9p Irene Sage10p Gypsy Elise & Royal Blues
Fri Nov 9, Women in Jazz at Sweet Lorraine’s7p Patrice Fisher & Arpa8p Jayna Morgan & The Sazerac Sunrise Band9p Big Fine Ellen Smith10p Judy Spellman11p Ruby Moon
Sat Nov 10, YeMaYa Ladies Parade After Party at Michaelopoulos8p 30×90930p Lips & The Trips
Sun Nov 11, Ladies Sing at Cafe Istanbul in the Healing Center6p Beth Trepagnier7p Cary B8p Kim Carson9p Leslie Smith10p Gaynielle Neville & The New Orleans Ladies11p Felice Guimont
More info and a list of events are at www.ladyfestneworleans.org.Please come to the shows and show your love. If you are unable to contribute you can still help us out by passing this on to your friends.
You can help make this LadyFest New Orleans the best ever! Thanks for your support!
LadyFest New Orleans is a non-profit music, spoken word and arts festival organized by local women of all identities to showcase, celebrate and encourage the music, poetry, film, art and activism of women in New Orleans and to benefit local organizations that support women. We are committed to inspiring self-empowerment and we welcome and encourage all people who support the education, advancement, and celebration of women to attend the festival. We feel that providing a venue for women artists counters the obstacles and discrimination that women often face, including sexism, homophobia and racism. Our intended objective is the creation of an annual festival where women can perform with other women (and men) in a safe, dominantly female-friendly, non corporate environment. Ladyfest is open and inviting to both men and women, of all ages and backgrounds.