The third edition of FOXFEST Music & Art's Festival features more music, art and entertainment all for a great cause! This year features five female-fronted Detroit rock bands, six women artists, and a dozen local vendors with the night's proceeds to benefit three local women's groups.
The date is SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 at 8 pm and ALL patrons 18 & over 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 to distribute to the 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:
CARMEL LIBURDI– This local singer/songwriter is out to change the way we look at solo acoustic artists. With a unique blend of influences including: jazz, punk, blues, ragtime, and folk, her music is full of rhythm, soul, and wit. Whether political or personal, Carmel's music has energy and humor that will lift your spirits and make you want to dance. www.carmelliburdi.com
ODD HOURS – They are heavily influenced by 80's post-punk and 90's industrial music – they mix sexy to aggressive vocals with raunchy guitar and spacey ukulele with a stage show that combines sexy, weird, and emotional energy. http://www.oddhoursmusic.com/
THE LUCKOUTS – This dynamic raw rock n' roll trio is influenced by metal, glam and Detroit rock n' roll. https://www.reverbnation.com/
CATTY CLUB – Simply put they play “Angry jams for your listening pleasure.” https://soundcloud.com/
DJ Cait Ash will spin iconic female artists from the 70's, 80's and 90's and on!
Dena Luckett, the local poet will host the festival.
Six eclectic women artists will also display their works at the event: Gwen Joy, Ava East, Lisa Poszywak, Jenny Creech, Joanne Dietz, and Candy Draper.
A dozen local vendors will be displaying their wares including: Crafty Darling Detroit, The Horses Banana, Hell City Detroit, More Than a Mitten, DV8 Body Art, Pure Romance by Stephanie, ClayLab Detroit, Erin Knight Art, So Raw Creative, Stacey Jaye LLC., and more.
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)