Friday, August 10th, 2012 - Saturday, August 11th, 2012
What happens when you combine magnificent red-rock scenery, amazing new music, and the untiring energy of 4 fabulous women? Answer: The Women’s Redrock Music Festival in Torrey, Utah. On August 10-11, 2012, the 6th annual festival will draw people—mostly women, but anyone who loves music by women is invited—to Utah for an extraordinary weekend.
The festival, organized by Carol, Jeri Tafoya, Laurie Wood, and Lu Prickett, working with the Utah Pride Center, attracts women from all over the country and many from around the world. The festival has already sold tickets to music lovers from as far away as Hungary, South Africa and Australia. Last year's festival drew a crowd of nearly 600.
The festival organizers plan to keep the festival at its current size, getting better rather than bigger. The non-profit Festival benefits women (through donations and scholarships) throughout Utah, as well as the Utah Pride Center. But beyond these benefits, the organizers see the Festival as a gift to everyone involved. Gnade explains, “The Women’s Redrock Music Festival gives independent—some lesbian, some straight—musicians, from all over, a setting to perform in Southeastern Utah. Their positive experience at past festivals has created a great reputation for WRMF, which draws new performers and attendees.
The Festival is also a gift for the surrounding small rural communities to be exposed to a population that they might not otherwise encounter.
During the festival weekend, these small towns are busy with talented musicians, energized Gay and Lesbian—and straight—festival goers and their dollars. We are changing minds . . . one festival at a time.”
Visit http://www.redrockwomensfest.com for more details. Click here to view the performing artists for this year's festival.