Holly Near has been singing for a more equitable world for well over 50 creative years, and is an insightful storyteller through her music. One of the most powerful, consistent, and outspoken singers of our time, her concerts elevate spirits and inspire activism.
LEA DELARIA, who holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America, is most notably known for portraying the three-time SAG Award Winning role of ‘Carrie “Big Boo” Black’ in the hit Netflix series, “Orange is The New Black.” She is also an accomplished jazz singer, and has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label.
Emily & Vicci
Emily Tarver & Vicci Martinez were costars on the hit show, "Orange is the New Black." They have also collaborated as singers, performing original songs about their real-life, off-screen romance. Before joining the OITNB cast, Martinez appeared on the debut season of "The Voice,” coming in third.
Tret Fure's career spans over five decades on the women & folk music scene. With over 16 albums, she continues to bring us deeply moving songs that touch our hearts.
Gracie and Rachel
Gracie and Rachel (Righteous Babe Records) are magnetic opposites. One at each end of the spectrum, their differences have become hallmarks of the modern baroque pop they have made ever since.
Pamela Means is one of the fiercest guitar players ever to touch the strings. She’s been compared to Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega and Jimi Hendrix. Not to be missed!
Amber Martin is a celebrated NYC/International Vocalist, Performing Artist and Comedic Monologist. Greatly inspired onstage in the traditions of Janis Joplin, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton to name a few, Amber has been named one of the Top Performers of the Year.
- The New Yorker
One Long Earring
One Long Earring, the lesbian feminist duo who had its heyday in the 80s (and probably should have stayed there) is back! They’ve polished up their dulcimer hammers and are ready to return to their feminist folk roots and lightly rock the womyn’s music scene again.
Considered one of Boston's finest solo artists, Sobel's vocals are velvet smooth and her guitar playing is nothing short of inspired. She writes songs that speak to the human emotion in a way we can all hear.
A charismatic and dynamic saxophonist and bandleader, Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of Jazz, HipHop, and Soul.
From a central core of Brazilian and Caribbean repertoire, through intoxicating forays into music of the Mediterranean, Near and Far East and Africa to rocking originals Paprika creates a shimmering web of language, melody and rhythm that is continually unexpected and irresistibly danceable.
Affectionately known as “a band in a body” Lewis plays vintage jazz and world beat grooves on anything from the piano to the spoons! Her performances are upbeat and fun, yet poignant and oftentimes political.
Alix Olson toured internationally as a spoken word artist for over fifteen years. Olson has ignited prestigious stages from South Africa, Australia, Europe and Canada and across the U.S. from Lincoln Center to the March for Women’s Lives. She is currently an assistant professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Based in NYC. Tracy City is an all-female, lesbian band that is equal parts New York no wave and trashy B-movie. A pulsing mix of ‘80s goth a la Siouxie, L7-style thrashing drums and guitar.
Nia & Ness
Nia & Ness are a Black, out-lesbian couple and performance art duo, whose work serves as a visual-auditory diary of their daily lives. "We believe that it’s necessary for our specific stories, as Black Lesbian Women, to be shared, and it is our responsibility to share them."
Talia Keys brings you her brand of Soul-Funk-Rock N' Roll. Advocating for human rights, Keys uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness and love.
"ViRAGO is a fierce, female guitar and percussion duo...giving you all they've got...some of the best raw, kick-ass music I've seen and heard in ages."
- Beth Boylan - music critic, June 2010
Alix Dobkin started singing folk music in the 60's in Greenwich Village. She came out as a Lesbian in 1972 and turned to writing and singing for women in general and to building Lesbian culture in particular.
Sheri Lynne is an original rock and country artist. One of Cape Cod’s favorite chick rockers. If you close your eyes you’ll SWEAR it’s “Melissa”.
Sandra Valls is a comic, actor, singer, writer, and badass. She is best known for her powerful stand-up comedy performances in Showtime’s The Latin Divas of Comedy and Pride: LGBT Comedy Slam.
Karen Williams, M.Ed, Founder/CEO HAHAInstitute the Best in Stand-Up Comedy Diversity Training, Humor Education & Motivational Speaking. A nationally-known, stand-up comic whom Curve Magazine calls “a laugh riot.”
Poppy Champlin has been featured on HBO, Oprah, Showtime, and Comics Unleashed. Champlin is one of the quickest witted comedians working either coast today. Besides her deep comedic chops, she has a good voice that she puts to use during each performance.