19th Annual Iowa Women's Music Festival, celebrating women in the arts, FREE in Upper City Park, Iowa City, Saturday, September 1, noon to 6 p.m.; followed by A Celebration of the Roots of Women's Music at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City at 8 p.m. (ticketed event).
Day Stage in Upper City Park, Iowa City, noon to 6 p.m.
Featuring the following performers: Kim-Char Meredith (emcee), EmJay, Coles Whalen, Big Bad Gina, Erika Luckett & Lisa Ferraro, Sharon Jackson Band, Camille Bloom & The Recovery. Performers are coming from as close as Williamsburg, IA, the Quad Cities and the Chicago area to as far away as Arkansas, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. Join us, right in your backyard! Bring blankets and chairs for grass seating. No tix are required. Just show up! Food, performer merch, festival swag, and other arts/crafts will be available for purchase, so you may want to bring some spending money. There will also be a kids' area. Pets on leashes are welcome, and dogs have a meet-up for a day of fun! For more info, visit www.prairievoices.net.
Noon Emcee: Kim-Char Meredith
12:15 p.m. EmJay
1:05 p.m. Coles Whalen
2 p.m. Big Bad Gina
3 p.m. Lisa Ferraro & Erika Luckett
4:05 p.m. Sharon Jackson Band
5:10 p.m. Camille Bloom & The Recovery
Performers will be ASL interpreted.
Rain location for daytime festival: The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City.
We are seeking volunteers, vendors and sponsors. If you want to get involved, every bit helps! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa at email@example.com, or call the Women's Resource and Action Center at 319-335-1486 and ask for Laurie.
On Saturday night, September 1 at 8 p.m., the festival continues at The Englert Theatre with a Celebration of the Roots of Women's Music, featuring Cris Williamson, Ferron & B*tch. This is a ticketed event and the Englert is handling all ticket sales. For tickets or more info, please visit www.englert.org or call 319-688-2653.
On Sunday, September 2, at 1 p.m., we will have a screening of Ferron's and B*tch's film "Thunder", about the life and career of Ferron. Ferron and B*tch will be in attendance; we'll have a reception and a discussion with them after the film. We are asking for donations at the door, as a fundraiser for the festival. The film screening will take place at the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC), 130 N. Madison St., Iowa City (the blue house across from the Iowa Memorial Union on the campus of U. of Iowa). To RSVP for the film screening, e-mail Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the film screening at 3 p.m. on Sept. 2 at WRAC, Erika Luckett and Lisa Ferraro will present a workshop on creativity and/or healing, details TBD. Check back at www.prairievoices.net for updates.
Festival host hotel: The Heartland Inn, http://www.heartlandinns.com/loc_IowaCity.php
Address: 87 2nd St., Coralville, IA.
Call 800-334-3277, code 19 or 319-351-8132. Ask for the Iowa Women's Music Festival group rate.
For more info, visit www.prairievoices.net, call 319-335-1486 or e-mail email@example.com.
Facebook event invitation for IWMF (please RSVP!): https://www.facebook.com/events/305816582849803/
Facebook Iowa Women’s Music Festival Group (please join!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/19759649845/