Another Country Festival

Another Country Festival

My Gay Banjo, Cactus Rose, Karen & The Sorrows, Ganessa James, Yva Las Vegass, Viva, AJ Lewis & Friends, Elias Krell, The Paisley Fields, Nath Ann Carrera, Audrey Zee Whitesides, Johnell Lawrence, DK & the Joy Machine, Lindsey Wilson & the Reckoning

Sun, July 2, 2017

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 2:30 pm

$10 - $20

This event is 21 and over

*** Lineup subject to change *** Tickets at the door are SLIDING SCALE from $10-$20 for the whole day - Please pay what you can to support our musicians! Any profits from the day will also be donated to Trans Justice Funding Project ***

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Another Country Festival
Another Country Festival
What is country music? Who decides? Who is it for? And what does that have to do with this country?

On Sunday, July 2nd, we’re bringing together some of our favorite queer, trans, and/or poc musicians to ask these questions and share their music for an all-day, all-out extravaganza! There will be DJs and dancing, super-smart speakers, food trucks, special drinks, and a bake sale to benefit the Trans Justice Funding Project!

Let's turn this fucked-up holiday inside out and make it into a day full of amazing music to nourish us, inspire our resistance, and help us envision together what another country could be.

Tickets are $10-$20 sliding scale* for the day-long festival. Please pay what you can to support our musicians! Any profits from the day will also be donated to TJFP.

PERFORMERS:
My Gay Banjo
Cactus Rose
Karen & the Sorrows
Ganessa James
Yva Las Vegass
Viva
AJ Lewis & Friends
Elias Krell
The Paisley Fields
Nath Ann Carrera
Audrey Zee Whitesides
Johnell Lawrence
DK & the Joy Machine
Lindsey Wilson & the Reckoning

ABOUT TRANS JUSTICE FUNDING PROJECT:
Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative that supports grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. TJFP centers the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.
My Gay Banjo
My Gay Banjo
My Gay Banjo is Owen Taylor and Julia Steele Allen on guitar, banjo, uke and vocals. Singing homespun gay-themed duets and occasional queered-up mash-ups, My Gay Banjo plays songs for you and your kind.

"Queer country duo My Gay Banjo is making waves in the country music scene." -Huffington Post

"My Gay Banjo... gives traditional country tracks a run for their money...and knows how to embrace pink eyeshadow and mustaches. Win." -After Ellen

"Acoustic duo. Dual male/female vocals. Pop mash-up covers. A motherfucking banjo." -fyeahqueermusic.

"This super-talented combo completely wowed us (and the packed crowd) with their gorgeous melodies and beautiful original songs. We can bet that you'll be hearing more about this duo." -Next Magazine
Karen & The Sorrows
Karen & The Sorrows
Brooklyn alt-country band Karen & the Sorrows “write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it.” (F*** Yeah, Queer Music) Their debut album The Names of Things is full of “haunting pedal steel work and unvarnished heartbreak” (Bust Magazine) and was voted one of the Freeform American Roots Chart’s best debut albums of 2014. New York Music Daily writes, “Country keeps evolving and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.” Queer country pioneers, The Sorrows co-founded the Gay Ole Opry, the first ever queer country music festival, and host the popular Queer Country Quarterly, helping to build new community for people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back. Their second full-length album, The Narrow Place, will be released this summer.
Yva Las Vegass
Yva Las Vegass
Venezuelan-born singer-songwriter and musician, based in New York.

Born 17 December 1963 in Caracas, Venezuela, to a rich family, she moved to the United States in her teens. At the age of 18, she moved to Seattle, where she started playing music on the streets. In the 80's she formed Dos Mundos, along with Deanna Chapman, and they were later renamed to Tres Mundos, with the addition of Christine Gunn in the cello. Tres Mundos later formed Delusions of Grandeour, a band that fused pop, folk, punk and rock, where they played original tunes. in the early 90's she joined the Florists, a funk rock band, as the vocalist and guitar player. All the while she continued writing and performing venezuelan folkloric songs on her own.

In 1994, she met Krist Novoselic, after having been invited by his wife to sing at a surprise birthday party for him. The two of them formed Sweet 75 and they were active as a band until 2000. They disbanded due to personal differences, while making a second record.