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Pittsburgh Women’s Music Festival
March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - March 29, 2020 @ 12:00 am$15 – $20
Creative.Life.Support, Steel Kitty Productions & Mr. Smalls Presents
The Pittsburgh Women’s Music Festival
Saturday, March 28th
Doors: 1:00PM / Show: 1:30
Mr. Smalls Theatre, Funhouse, & Cafe
Tickets: $15 – $20
Tickets on sale now!
This event is all ages
The inaugural Pittsburgh Women’s Festival: A Parallel Universe will be held at Mr. Smalls Theatre and Funhouse on March 28, 2020 from 1 pm to midnight.
In A Parallel Universe, there is a world where 7 out of 10 artists on music festival stages are women.*; where female visual artists are lauded and showcased prominently everywhere from coffee shops to museum walls. The mission of the Pittsburgh Women’s Music Festival is to create a community sponsored day-long event to support and showcase local female-identifying musical and spoken word acts across many genres and multiple stages, as well as visual artists of diverse mediums on the walls and in the halls throughout the venue. Women are historically underrepresented in the arts, so let’s flip the script and showcase the amazing feminine talent that Pittsburgh has to offer across music, art, and spoken word!
While artists of all genders are encouraged to apply, selected artists will be no more than 30% male to mirror the ongoing statistics of gender representation in the arts. This festival is inclusive, open to non-binary and trans individuals, and will be centering all women, regardless of gender assigned at birth. Women of color are encouraged to apply, our mission is uplifting voices and showcasing the diverse and powerful women artists of Pittsburgh! Submissions will be accepted starting February 4, 2020, and will close at midnight on February 22, 2020.
Submissions for Musicians here: http://bit.ly/PghWomensMusic
Submissions for Artists here: http://bit.ly/PghWomensArt
The Pittsburgh Women’s Music festival was created when Liz Berlin and Creative.Life.Support joined forces with Deb Cook and Steel Kitty Productions. Recognized as a founding member of multi-platinum selling group, Rusted Root, Liz Berlin has put her experience and success to good use in her many other ventures as part owner of Mr. Small’s Theatre and Mr. Smalls Recording and Mastering Studio in Pittsburgh, PA. As the founder and director Creative.Life.Support, the non-profit offshoot of Mr. Smalls, Liz has developed a series of educational programs focusing on songwriting, production and artist career development for youth and young adults as well as a college internship program, an on-going concert series, a non-profit record label, and associated artist programs. Steel Kitty Productions, founded by Deb Cook, in 2015 grew out of her involvement of Pittsburgh’s singer-songwriter community and her desire to curate and promote the music she loves. Deb was recently named the Coordinator of Music for the Jeannette art gallery “You are Here 406.”
*Pitchfork festival performer gender balance statistics: Tracking the Gender Balance of This Year’s Music Festival Lineups https://pitchfork.com/features/festival-report/tracking-the-gender-balance-of-this-years-music-festival-lineups/
-Pitchfork May 1, 2018 by Rob Mitchum and Diego Garcia-Olano