CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG or ROBIN BUTLER
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Sept. 13, 1999
Sixth Annual Iowa Women's Music Festival to be held
in Iowa City Sept. 17-19
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Sixth Annual Iowa Women's
Music Festival will be Sept. 17-19 on the University of Iowa campus and in
the Iowa City community.
The volunteer-produced arts festival was created as
an outlet for female performers and artists. Pre-dating the popular Lilith
Fair by three-years, the main focus of the Iowa Women's Music Festival is
on women musicians, and primarily musicians from Iowa and the Midwest. An
outdoor stage in Lower City Park Saturday, Sept. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. will
feature mostly Midwestern artists, including:
"Gearl Jam," a collective of teen musicians
associated with United Action for Youth
Up-and-coming Iowa City singer-songwriter Kelly
Dawn Lutrell, a bluesy Des Moines performer
who was a finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search
Local favorite Jennifer Danielson, whose second
CD, "Human Nature," has just been released
Chicago-based rocker Cathy Braaten, who describes
herself as a "mixture of factory toughness and agricultural
Blueberry McGregor, a St. Louis-based performer
whose first CD, "Heart Stops," has been favorably compared to Ani
A special sneak preview by evening performer
"Saturday in the Park" will also feature children's
activities, including face painting, story telling, and music, as well as
arts and crafts vendors and food. The event is free and open to the public.
A Saturday evening concert in honor of Latino Heritage
Month features Venezuelan singer-songwriter Irene Farrera, and special guest,
Jennifer Danielson. They'll perform in Macbride Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $10 to $15 on a sliding scale, more if you can, less if you can't.
Following the concert is a dance at the Iowa City Recreation Center.
A "Coffeehouse" is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17
at 10 S. Gilbert Street, beginning at 7:30 p.m., featuring music, poetry and
A "Dance and Drag King Show" will also be Friday night
at Mabel's, 1578 South First Ave. in Iowa City.
A variety of other concerts by local organizations
are also planned.
Rebecca Riots kicks off the festival weekend performing
at The Mill in Iowa City Thursday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $5.
The Emma Goldman Clinic Open House at 227 N. Dubuque
St. is set for Friday, Sept. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., featuring music by
Twyla Tharp Dancers perform at Hancher Auditorium,
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18 at 8 p.m. Call 1-800-HANCHER for ticket information.
A performance by Katherine Eberle, soprano, with Ksenia
Nosikova, piano, is set for Sunday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in Clapp Recital Hall.
There is no charge.
Also on Sunday, Sept. 19, Laura Fuentes performs at
7:30 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom. The IMU Programming
Board is sponsoring this event.
The Sixth Annual Iowa Women's Music Festival is sponsored
by Prairie Voices Productions, Women's Resource and Action Center, Council
on the Status of Latinos, KRUI and West Music.
Co-sponsors include: UI Opportunity at Iowa program,
UI Office of the Provost, "The Stepping Up Project," Iowa City Press-Citizen,
Iowa Coalition for Human Rights, Alternatives, ICON, IC Pride, Old Capitol
Screen Printing, The Mill Restaurant, Emma Goldman Clinic, Unitarian Universalist
Society Interweave Chapter, Technigraphics, Gradykes, Iowa City Chamber of
Commerce, Alterations, Lois E. James CPF, Bea Day Plumbing and Trillium Women's
Other supporters include: Prairie Lights Books, The
Guitar Foundation, Active Endeavors, Northside Book Market, Discount Records
and That's Rentertainment.
For more information on the Iowa Women's Music Festival,
call (319) 339-1661.