I just got the best email ever.
It went a little something like this:
I’m not entirely sure how to put this without drooling all over myself with anticipation and excitement, so I’ll just come out with it: LILITH EFFING FAIR IS COMING BACK! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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HOLY MAN HATING MUSIC BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In case you happen to be living under the same rock I have for the past couple of months, then it’s safe to assume you’re aware that the greatest music festival EVER Lilith Fair is making it’s comeback this summer in the U.S. Founded by musical maven Sarah McLachlan Dan Fraser, Marty Diamond and Terry McBride, Lilith Fair is a concert music tour which came into popularity during the summers between 1997 and 1999. The concert consists solely of female artists and female fronted bands and to date has raised about ten million dollars for local and national charities dedicated to women.
Being a part of Lilith Fair was inspiring on so many levels. Besides discovering new music everyday and sharing the stage with an incredible array of talented women, it was wonderful to see established and new artists alike have the opportunity to play in front of much larger or more diverse audiences than usual. With that in mind, I am thrilled to announce the first set of artists for Lilith 2010.
Lilith Fair is finally coming back with a candy store of tour dates after a ten year hiatus. Music has drastically changed since 1999 the last touring summer, and this years reinvented festival reflexes these changes. This summer Lilith Fair invites a plethora of musical acts from different genres, and age groups ranging from the newest additions to the music industry like Ke$ha, to veteran acts like Loretta Lynn. The tour venues are also very vast with the festival kicking off in Alberta Canada June 27th and concluding in Dallas Texas in August. To check out tour dates, ticket prices, and the rest of the artists being included in the comeback of Lilith Fair, check out the tour website.
When I was a youngster listening to Tori Amos and Madonna (no joke), I dreamed of a place like Lilith Fair. Why? Because I LOVE music made by women. My Dad likes to call this diverse musical interest, “Lesbian Woodstock”, but seriously, how awesome is it to listen to a lady pour her heart out on a record? Music about love and life sounds so different coming from the mouth of a woman. Maybe it’s because I relate to it a bit more because I’m … well, a woman. Today it’s very difficult to find musical acts like Janelle Monae, Sia, La Roux, Kate Nash, Erykah Badu, The Gossip, Jill Scott, and (my personal favorite) Serena Ryder under the same roof. It’s hard enough trying to see these ladies by themselves let alone together. I’m so excited I can barely type straight!
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