The second edition of FOXFEST Music & Art's Festival features more music, art and entertainment than last year's debut! This year features five female-fronted Detroit rock bands, seven women artists, and a dozen local vendors with the night's proceeds to benefit three local women's groups.
The date is SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8pm and 18 and over patrons are welcome. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the Detroit based women's groups, Alternatives for Girls, Girls Rock Detroit and Genesis House.We will also be collecting donated goods for the Congregation of Every 1 to distribute to the city's homeless shelters. The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY/Hastings St. Ballroom located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955)
Featuring Music By:
SHE HOUND – A new band led by the fiery vocals and presence of Margaret Doll Rod, SHE HOUND will headline the show with their Detroit rock n' roll!
WHITE SHAG – This power trio has been storming the streets of the motor city since their debut in 2012. Citing influences such as the MC5 and The Stooges, White Shag is Detroit rock in its purest form, ripping up every stage as if it were the last one they will ever play on! www.whiteshag.com
BONEHEAD - This new band started as a solo project by Alexandra Lary, Bonehead has evolved into a high energy pop rock and roll band with catchy tunes you wanna make out to! Expect romantic fun vibes! http://bonehead.bandcamp.com/
AUDRA KUBAT, EMILY ROSE, MICHELLE HELD & ALISON LEWIS - These four talented and diverse singer-songwriters will perform their songs together for one powerhouse performance!
Ms. WILLA RAE & THE MINOR ARCANA - Acoustic blues that will make you stomp your feet. A brand new band delivering soulful music rooted far in the past with a hint modern, Detroit grit. Www.facebook.com/
DJ Cait Ash will spin iconic female artists from the 70's, 80's and 90's and on!
Three local poets; Dena Luckett, Lianna Trimble, and Veronica Frick will also perform between sets.
Seven women artists will also display their works at the event: Julie Fournier, Christen Carolin, Crystal Mielcarek, Beth Amber, Jackie McKown, Stella Rothe Wilfinger and Marianne Audrey Burrows.
A dozen local vendors will be displaying their wares including: CreepynCute Shop, Crafty Darling Detroit, Susan Sunshine Boutique, Paparazzi Accessories, Harmon Arts, Strange Definition, More Than a Mitten, It Works/In a Pikle, Rae Jaen Shey Creations, and In Art I Trust and more.
The local non-profit coalition The Congregation of Every 1 will be there collecting items to be distributed to the shelters. www.facebook.com/congregation1
Alternatives for Girls.org – The Detroit-based non-profit organization has been active for the past 25 years in helping homeless and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.
Girls Rock Detroit.org - a community organization dedicated to fostering girls' creative expression, positive self-esteem, and community awareness through rock music education and performance.
Genesis House - Women's housing units provided by the Detroit Rescue Mission. While residents at one of the three locations, they are able to work towards stability, education and training, and find employment to meet their needs. A wide range of supportive services, including case management, education, mental health, employment and substance abuse aftercare services are available to help residents succeed. (www.drmm.org)