Festival Fever: Ladyfest Upstate @ the Low Beat on Saturday

November 21st, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

LadyFest 2014

Ladyfest Upstate – an all-day music and arts festival showcasing women-identified, trans and gender nonconforming artists – is back for its second year in Albany, this time around landing at the Low Beat on Saturday (November 22).

The fest, which is slated to run from 1:30pm-1am, will feature live art, comedians, poets, storytellers and other spoken word artists, as well as a wide variety of music that ranges from rock to folk to hip-hop. Musical performers include Free Cake for Every Creature, Niedra Stevens, Moor Mother Goddess (Philadelphia), Cihuatl Ce (Los Angeles), Evan Greer (Boston) and more.

The event is one to those 18+ and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is $10-20 on a sliding scale, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Profits from the fest will go directly to the Sanctuary Fund, a Holding Our Own donor-advised fund for women and families who need to leave their homes without notice, as a result of disaster, divorce or domestic violence.

Here’s the schedule of performers at Ladyfest Upstate on Saturday:

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Festival Fever: Ladyfest Upstate, 5/3-4/13

April 23rd, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde performing live @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, 3/27/10 (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Ladyfest is a worldwide festival that has existed for more than a dozen years. The first Ladyfest was held in Olympia, Washington in August, 2000. Now it’s being organized in our region.

Ladyfest Upstate – a community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women, trans and gender nonconforming artists – will take place in various venues in Albany and Troy from Friday-Sunday, May 3-5.

The fest will feature a variety of events including educational workshops, informational skill sharing sessions, music, visual art, poetry, performance art and films.

Here’s the schedule of events for Ladyfest Upstate 2013:

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