Spend your Saturday afternoon sippin' lemonade and singing along with My Gay Banjo, Karen & the Sorrows, Joshua Marcus, Red Rose and the Tea Bags and other special guests. Plus, learn how to two-step and dance the early evening away!
Suggested donation: $5-$10. All ages.
Brought to you by Killer Sideburns, Karen & the Sorrows, and Riot Grrrl Ink. A proud part of the Phreak N Queer festival.
More about the show :
My Gay Banjo is Owen Taylor and Julia Steele Allen on guitar, banjo and vocals. Singing homespun gay-themed duets and occasional queered-up mash-ups, My Gay Banjo plays songs for you and your kind.
Karen & the Sorrows are camped out in a vinyl booth, saving all their quarters for the saddest country songs on the diner jukebox. If there's a tear in your beer, Karen & the Sorrows is the band for you.
Philadelphia's Joshua Marcus has been quietly emerging, banjo in tow, as one of today's most intriguing songwriters. As a solo artist and with his group Fan of Friends, Marcus' astonishingly honest and powerful songwriting is steeped in Appalachian tradition and pre-AAA folk innovation. At the heart of his songs is the simple beauty and subtlety of a great melody.
Refreshments for sale to benefit Work Hard/Stay Hard, a week-long work party for a rural queer commune in Middle TN
"Phreak N' Queer Arts & Music Festival" takes Philadelphia by storm this summer from August 4th – 7th. No previous event has dared to unite this much talent under the same banner for fear that such an affair would shift Earth’s alignment in the universe. Alignment be damned, we’re going for it! Toss out everything you have seen in the LGBTQ community and imagine events free from top 40/commercialism and chock full o’ talented local artists and performers crafting enough culture to last you all year long.
Riot Grrrl Ink (RGI) is the largest Queer record label in the world. Our produce-and-support roster includes bands, artists, film-makers, singer/songwriters, authors, poets, nonprofits, community organizations, record labels, and social justice organizations. At RGI our passion is helping to make art that is community-driven, politically-mindful and radically-beautiful. We hope to redefine what a label is not just to a community but also to an industry - together we are creating a rEvolution.