Top 5 Women’s Music Festivals
Get into the groove with these five women’s music festivals. We can’t promise that you will fall in love, but we do promise you will have a great time and memories to last a lifetime.
Girls That Roam recalls the days when we fought our way up to the front of the stage to see our favorite girls rock out. So, we went a searching high and low for the girls who rock and the festivals that bring the girl grooves to us. These festivals are not to be missed for music lovers and those whose hearts are with women with guitars, songstresses, and drum beaters.
So, rock on sister soul. Rock on.
August 5 – 10
The womyn’s music festivals of music festivals, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, has been putting out the girl jams and the place for women rockers to get discovered by thousands of fans for 38 years. This year features headliners Beverly McClellan from NBC’s “The Voice,” Melissa Ferrick, Slanty Eyed Mama, Chix Lix – Duets and more hitting the main stage then there’s the legendary favorites, such as Cris Williamson, to more recent crowd pleasers, like Bitch. Mixed in with the music is comedy by Sandra Valls, Karen Williams, Dana Eagle and a poet Staceyann Chin in “Motherload,” oh and so much more. The six-day festival just wouldn’t be a gathering of women without camping and workshops from drumming to yoga. You’ve hit the motherload of women’s music at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in Hart, Mich., USA. Tickets: $75 – $650. For more information, visit MichFest.com.
August 8 – 9
A beautiful venue among the red rocks of Utah and independent woman making music is this unique small women’s music festival. Launched seven years ago, this year the festival features Sarah Bettens and the Baskery Story along with NBC’s “The Voice” Vicci Martinez, Shawnee, Toshi Reagon, Erin and The Project, Alicia Faith and more. Get outdoors at this festival with yoga, rock wall climbing and more. Located in Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, USA. Friday: 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday 12 – 10 p.m. Tickets: $45 – $90. For more information, visit WomensRedRockMusicFest.com.
September 4 – 8
A spectacular four days of art and culture and sports on a beautiful island in Spain: That is Ella. In its second year, this festival features live performances by Heather Peace, Stellar Addiction, Vanessa Klein, Nicole Faraday, Gisela Novais and Jo Samuels along with some yet to be announced VIP performers and oh so, so much more! Play outside all day and dance the night away to 11 DJs from Argentina and all over Europe and the United Kingdom. Take a trip to Mallorca, Spain for one of the most spectacular all girl music festivals and more. Tickets: $6 – $473 (depending on the event or package). For more information, visit EllaFestival.com.
4. Sister Space
September 5 – 7
Women have been flocking to the Maryland forest for 37 years for camping and great music and comedy. This year features Christine Havrilla and Three Stories High, Cocomama 4, Danie Ocean, Polina and the Pyramids, Cassendre Xavier and performance artist Innocence Bello. Comedian Suzanne Westenhoeffer will keep the girls laughing around the campfire. Located at Ramblewood, 2564 Silver Road, Darlington, MD. Tickets: $265 – $390. For more information, visit SisterSpace.org.
The festival features a special performance by Suzanne Vega along with a day of music with God-Des & She, Annie Mac Band, Summer Osborne, Milk & Eggs, Kim Char Meredith along with comedian Julie Goldman and much more. The one day festival from 12 – 6 p.m. is at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City and the special performance with Suzanne is at the Englert Theatre. Tickets: $10 – $25 (sliding scale at the door), not including the 20th Anniversary performance with Suzanne Vega with opening act Milk and Eggs at the Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington Street, Iowa City. Tickets to the special performance at 8 p.m. are $30 in advance, $33 at the door. For more information, visit IWMF.weebly.com.
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