For the second time since 2014, Girl Fest NW returns to Lola’s Room in downtown Portland this Sunday, January 10, once again showcasing a selection of talented female artists currently making music within our city’s limits.
Girl Fest NW is a nonprofit organization created with the intention of forming a community that embraces a brand of feminism that includes both men and women who, to put it simply, love good local music. Originally founded in the summer of 2014, this year’s Girl Fest NW features a cast of female artists from the Portland music community aiming to shed light on issues regarding gender inequality.
The lineup sees the return of Blossom, the R&B artist who opened the first festival but fills the headlining spot this time around. She shares the stage with hip-hop from fellow EYRST labelmate The Last Artful, Dodgr and the two-piece alt-pop band Hart & Hare. Opening the event will be a group of teens known as My Voice Music AMP Band, students of another local nonprofit seeking to engage youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression.
During the event, artist Lex Casciato will also premiere her “Free to Form” installation, an eight-mannequin, mixed-media installation detailing the different stages of trauma and sex trafficking.
The all-ages affair is sponsored by purveyors of local sounds like XRAY.fm, EYRST, Chapters Alumni, My Voice Music and Vortex. Get your tickets now or at the door—just don’t sleep and miss out on a great night of these women doing what they do best!