Ladyfest Cincinnati is a multi-faceted festival promoting women involved in arts and activism, focused on musical and multi-media performances, visual art, educational workshops, community building and empowerment. The festival seeks to encourage, support, inspire, and highlight the music and art made by women of Cincinnati’s independent scene as well as showcase influential and inspiring musicians and artists, both emerging and established.

Ladyfest is a community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for feminist and women artists. Every Ladyfest is unique, but usually feature a combination of bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, films, lectures, art exhibitions and workshops and is organized by volunteers.

The global concept for Ladyfest is to develop  community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festivals for feminist and women artists. Ladyfest Cincinnati is volunteer-based, with the proceeds benefiting the establishment of a female-led music program for children, as well as other charitable causes.

*Note: When we say women we mean all women and persons gender discriminated against by substantive cultural and structural oppression. Anyone who identifies as cis-woman, trans, genderqueer, queer, intersex, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals are welcome to perform. Planning is open to all respectful persons.

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