Girl in a Coma, THEESatisfaction and Tender Forever are among the bands on tap for OUT/LOUD, the Pacific Northwest’s largest queer women’s music festival, June 1 on Kesey Square in Eugene.
Presented by the ASUO Women’s Center, the all-ages, student-run festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. and also features Staceyann Chin, Taina Asili Y La Banda Rebelde, Dalice Malice and more.
Virginia Cohen, a performer who frequently plays at OUT/LOUD, said: “The OUT/LOUD festival provides an amazingly rare opportunity for us to come together as a community simply because we want to – not because we are defending ourselves from an ignorant attack, not to educate or raise money or social awareness, but simply to have fun and experience the vast creative talent of our people.”
The festival started 12 years ago as Lesbopalooza, and has grown to an annual festival popular with queer and allied communities alike. OUT/LOUD features queer women’s music and performance, art and interactive activities.
The planning committee takes conscious measures in fundraising and recruitment to ensure that all aspects of the festival reflect the intersecting identities, talents and genres within queer women’s music.
This year, OUT/LOUD will feature a Femme Power Drag Makeup Booth, Dyke Cuts, the Gender Blender Smoothie Bike, crafts for kids, community artisans, food vendors, and more.
This event is accessible to all. The festival is free during the day, $6 for UO students for entry past 6 p.m., and $8 for community members past 6 p.m. Tickets available at http://tickets.uoregon.edu/uoevents/event-register.
- from ASUO Women’s Center