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Legendary director/performer John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and sensational cabaret goddess Mx. Justin Vivian Bond (Shortbus) will headline the third annual “Out in the Woods” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) music festival at Easton Mountain Retreat Center in the beautiful rolling hills of upstate New York on August 10th. The day long event will raise money to support Easton’s LGBT For the last eight years, Easton Mountain has hosted residential summer camps for over 100 LGBT young people from the NYC and Boston areas. These programs bring young people together for a week of facilitated workshops that foster community building, leadership training, and creative self-expression. This year, “Out in the Woods” will benefit a new Easton summer program for aspiring young artists and performers designed to help participants explore their own unique creative process and unleash their unique artistic potentials as LGBT people. Proceeds from “Out in the Woods” will be used to cover the baseline cost of this program and provide scholarships to young LGBT artists who cannot otherwise afford to attend.youth programming. RevYoBEARSoul Under the auspices of emcee Reverend Yolanda (who describes herself as the would-be alien lovechild of Tammy Fay Baker and John Waters), this year’s lineup will feature 17 diverse artists and 8+ full hours of live outdoor performances from John Kelly, Namoli Brennett, Rachael Sage, Freddy Freeman, Gary Wayne Ferris, Sister Funk, Jorge Avila, Nhojj, Martin Swinger, Sean Kagalis, Jay Saturn with Nikkita, Brett Avery, and Justin Vahalla. Between performances, guests are invited to check out vendor booths, explore the vast grounds, and come to a community bonfire the night of the festival. And for guests who want more, weekend packages are available which include a Friday night dance party (hosted by John Cameron Mitchell and friends), access to VIP areas, and a Sunday jam brunch with the artists. OitW 10 Easton Mountain, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is a community, retreat center and sanctuary created by gay men as a gift to the world. In workshops, programs and events, Easton provides opportunities to celebrate, heal, transform, and integrate body, mind and spirit. The land is rich in beauty and wisdom, and serves as a home to a community that extends beyond the land. The community is a worldwide fellowship of people enriched by the connection to Easton Mountain. This fellowship is a positive force for change in the world. More information can be found at www.eastonmountain.com or by calling 800-553-8235
Join native Saratogian Singer Songwriter Freddy Freeman for a special evening of songs... with singer songwriter Kendall Kelly .. No cover, donations appreciated ..
Join Bearaplooza's Kendall Kelly and Freddy Freeman for a very unique event, that is much different than the average bar oriented Bear Run. This one will appeal to guys who want to connect with other men in body mind and spirit, in a relaxed accepting environment at upstate NY's gorgeous Easton Mountain retreat with live music, dancing, delicious meals, hot tub, sauna, and more! We are planning a few different things like live music shows, workshops, circles, mixers, dances, and films for the weekend. Stay tuned for a schedule and more details, but call Easton Mountain now to reserve your space
Bio: 10 years ago, singer-songwriter Freddy Freeman put together a concert of musicians and performers of the Bear community, and called it Bearapalooza. Since that first show in 2002 in New York City, 2002, Bearapalooza has traveled around the USA , touching the lives of countless musicians and music...See Full Bio