Thursday, November 5, 2009

लेडीफेस्ट २००९

LadyFest 2009
Celebrating, Showcasing and Supporting
the Creative Women of New Orleans featuring
New Orleans' women musicians, visual artists,
film-makers, comedians, singers, poets,
craftwomen, storytellers, actors, photographers,
puppeteers, magicians, dancers, performance
artists, cultural standard-bearers and more

LadyFest, New Orleans, a non-profit music,
spoken word and arts festival organized by
local women of all identities to showcase,
celebrate and encourage the music, poetry,
art and activism of women in New Orleans
and to benefit local organizations that
support women presents their third annual

The festival runs for five days
at five different venues.

Wednesday, November 4
St. Anna's Episcopal Church
1313 Esplanade Avenue
6 pm
Deacon Joyce Jackson, the first and only
black woman Episcopal deacon in New Orleans
presents a Homily on women in the bible
* Gospel music from Tonia Scott and the
Anointed Voices (featured choir in
"Skeleton Key")
* The Queen Clarinet of Louisiana,
Doreen Ketchens will close out the evening
with lots of hot music from Doreen's Jazz
New Orleans

Thursday, November 5
Shows 8pm and 10pm
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen Street
* Featuring vocalists
Cindy Scott and Leah Chase
with Megan Swartz on piano,
Cori Waters on drums
and Cassandra Falconer on bass.

Friday, November 6
7pm to midnight
Sweet Lorraine's
1931 St. Claude Avenue
* Charmaine Neville, David & Roselyn,
Estelle Compagne, GaBrilla Ballard,
Lynn Drury, MoLasses: New Orleans?
(mostly) Women?s Brass Band & the
Pfister sisters accompanied by
Amassa Miller on Piano, Cori Walters
on drums and Cassandra Falconer on bass

Saturday, Nov. 7th
5pm - midnight
Marigny Theatre
1030 Marigny (at St. Claude)
Beth Trepagnier, Gina Forsyth, Kayne
Reznick, Lindsay Mendez, Olivia Greene,
Toni O, Some Like It Hot, Cori Waters
on Drums, Cassandra Falconer on Bass
& Estelle Campagne on Flute

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Noon to 6pm
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd

30 X 90, Dixie Rose, Hazel & The Delta Ramblers,
Kelcy Mae, Margie Perez, Olga, Troi Bechet,
LadyFest backup band
Cori Waters on Drums, Cassandra Falconer on Bass,
Estelle Campagne on Flute & Mimi Geste on Piano

Silent Auction
20+ Visual Artists will be exhibiting

** LadyFest Artist Roster **

Vanessa Adams
Lauren Angel
Beverly Boulet
Kaya Caputo
Dore' Veronique Cermak
Leslie Curry
Zé daLuz
Sharona Deveneaux
Judy Gamache DiGeorge
Maria Fomich
Kim Griffin
Pat Jolly
Lisa Lee
Michelle Levine
Annie Odell
Donise Polk
Debbie Rusher
Natasha Sanchez
Lynette Schissler
Chrystal Skye
Gwendolyn Siniard
Melinda Taylor-Kelly
Patri T. Williams

Read about our visual artists:

Every LadyFest is a feast of delight to audiences. The artisans who will decorate the Ashe Community Center with their works of art will tempt you to take it all home and it is available. There is a donation at the door. And there will be a silent auction with works donated by Dr. Bob, Joe Dunn Arts of Royal Street, Carl Mack Presents and Stafford Tile and Stone.

LadyFest 2009 Festival is sponsored by the
New Orleans Music Clinic Foundation

Lady Fest New Orleans 2009
LadyFest New Orleans is held annually
to celebrate the talented women artists
of New Orleans and region

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