Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Iowa Women's Music Festival this weekend

From our friends at the Iowa Women's Music Festival:
The 16th Annual IOWA WOMEN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL is just a few days away. The festival will be completely American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

DETAILS:

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)
IOWA WOMEN'S MUSIC FESTIVAL "COMEDY NIGHT" featuring...
Comedian Poppy Champlin (www.PoppyCockProd. com) with Lojo Russo (www.lojorusso. com)
at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City, www.oldbrick. org.
Tickets (at the door): $8-20 sliding scale general admission; $25 VIP round-table seating available by calling Laurie at 319-335-1486.
This is a fundraiser, so please pay what you can. There will also be a silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction between performers.
The show will be ASL interpreted. For more info, call 319-431-0982.

“Comedy Night” kicks off the 2009 Iowa Women’s Music Festival with a bang at Old Brick in Iowa City ! Iowa favorite Lojo Russo opens the show with her high-energy brand of folk-and-roll. Comedian Poppy Champlin, one of the Queer Queens of Comedy from TV (Oprah, VH-1), cruise lines, festivals (Dinah Shore Weekend and Provincetown Women’s Week), and top comedy clubs around the nation, will get the audience rolling in the aisles to start a weekend full of fun and surprises!

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, Noon-5:30 p.m.
IOWA WOMEN'S MUSIC FESTIVAL "DAY IN THE PARK" featuring...
Michelle Shocked, Carolyn Wonderland with Shelley King, Cosy Sheridan, Tracy Walker, Lynne Rothrock, and emcee Kim-Char Meredith
in Upper City Park, Iowa City.
FREE to attend, family-friendly, wheelchair accessible, everyone welcome, pets too! Food and merchandise vendors will line the festival, and there will be an Iowa Shares silent auction too. ASL interpreted. Bring blankets and chairs for grass seating.
For more info, go to www.prairievoices. net, call 319-335-1486, or e-mail festival@prairievoi ces.net. In case of severe weather, our rain location is the Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St . , Iowa City . Call 319-431-0982 for updates.


9/12 IWMF STAGE LINEUP
  • Emcee Kim-Char Meredith (Chicago/Hawaii)
  • Noon Lynne Rothrock & Friends ( Cedar Rapids area)
  • 1 p.m. Tracy Walker ( Cincinnati )
  • 2 p.m. Cosy Sheridan ( Utah )
  • 3 p.m. Carolyn Wonderland with Shelley King ( Austin , TX )
  • 4:15 p.m. MICHELLE SHOCKED (California/ Texas)

This is a most fabulous line-up with award-winning music for everyone, from folk to rock to blues to country to jazz!

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8 p.m.
IOWA WOMEN'S MUSIC FESTIVAL "Pop, Hip-Hop and 80's Dance Party!", featuring...
Jodie Foster Connection, Leslie & the LY's, and Kim-Char Meredith
at The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, www.icmill.com, 319-351-9529.

For the past 15 years, the Iowa Women's Music Festival has been presenting some of the coolest and most provocative women in music to Iowa and Midwest audiences. The 16th annual IWMF is a one-up on that! After the outdoor show in Upper City Park from Noon to 5:30 p.m., come join us for dinner with the performers and a wild celebration of high-energy pop, the most artistic hip-hop you've ever seen, and the best of the 80's rock you love! Hawaiian/Chicagoan KIM-CHAR MEREDITH (www.kimchar. com), the festival's awesomest pop-rockin' emcee, opens the show at 8 p.m., followed by Ames , Iowa 's own LESLIE & THE LY'S (www.leslieandthelys .com). If you like gem sweaters (closeted or not), gold pantsuits, hip-hop, and the wildest of rides, Leslie is for you! Around 10 p.m., the show blasts into the 80's with the JODIE FOSTER CONNECTION (www.jfconnection. com). Break out your Hi-Tops, tight roll your jeans, and get ready to party to JFC's mix of retro pop, rock, and new wave! Shake it up! The dance floor will be open! If dancing isn't enough for you and you want to play, an all-women's jam starts around midnight! ... The Mill Restaurant offers a full menu and bar and the best listening experience of any concert venue of its kind in Eastern Iowa . 8PM showtime; $5-15 sliding-scale admission (This is a fundraiser, so attendees are asked to pay what they can to keep the IWMF growing stronger!) This show will be ASL interpreted.

Please see www.prairievoices.net for more info.

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