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On Friday, May 1st, the Valkyrie Music Collective will present Festival of the Valkyries; a free, all day, online music festival featuring a lineup of all local Minnesota women, queer women, and trans women.
The day will begin with Heather Conrndorf, founder and owner of mXe, providing opening ceremonies. A panel discussion hosted on Zoom will follow, focused on the challenges and future solutions of working in the masculine/male dominated music industry. Immediately following the panel discussion, Andrea Swensson, host of The Current’s ‘Local Show’, author of Got to be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, and founder of the Binders of Minnesota Music Community will make a keynote address. After the online conference portion of the festival, ‘Live’ Facebook performances will begin with a scheduled lineup of 20+ incredible Minnesota acts hosted on @valkyriemusicco Facebook page.
Virtual Tip Jar information will be posted for each act during their performance.
To register for the Zoom portion for free, click HERE.
Panelists include: Grace Hall (First Avenue), Becky Hoffman (Artis & Tour Manager Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, The New Standards), Ellen Stanley (EFS Publicity), Youa Vang (City Pages), Shellae Mueller (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts)
Performances by: Kat Perkins, Diane Miller, Annie Mack, Theyself, Ellis Delaney, The Nunnery, Venus DeMars, Jillian Rae, Gaelynn Lea, Kiss the Tiger, Faith Boblett, Mary Bue, Lena Elizabeth, Ashley Gold, Shannon Blowtorch, Joyann Parker, Mayda, Katy Vernon, Erin Grand, Julia Floberg, & Julie Eddy
Immense gratitude for our sponsors: The Current, Elemental Studio, mXe, EFS Publicity, Advanced Skin Care Specialists, Joy Martin Architecture, and our Artist Sponsors
About the Valkyrie Music Collective Founders:
The Valkyrie Music Collective was founded by Vicky Emerson, Annie Fitzgerald, Sarah Morris, Jess Rau, and Haley Rydell who are friends, colleagues, and fierce advocates for women of all gender, racial, and sexual identities who have joined together in an effort to increase women's power in the music industry.
We look forward to our mission evolving, to identifying feminist allies within all gender identities, to finding inclusive spaces to work within, and to building a sustainable, supportive community.
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