2015 Amazon Music Festival

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday and Saturday
APRIL 10-11, 2015

Featuring

Cris Williamson
Ubaka Hill 
Traveling Fates - Ginger Doss, SJ Tucker,
and Bekah Kelso
Kiya Heartwood
Summer Osborne
Jyn Yates
Big Bad Gina
and introducing:
The Velvet Army with Chelsey Danielle
Trish Bush - Event Emcee

Purchase Tickets

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PLUS!!
* 40th Anniversary of Cris Williamson's "The Changer and the Changed" 
* Drum Workshop with Ubaka Hill
* Friday night Womyn's Dance
* "Songs of My Soul" performance piece by BBG's own Jori Costello, a personal tribute to the beginning of the Women's Music Movement. 
* All women sound and stage crew!



 

Venue

Our venue will be the beautiful and friendly Magnuson Grand Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (same place as last year, different name). This full service atrium style hotel features free full hot breakfast each morning, wireless internet, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, full restaurant and separate bar. 
Link to hotel here.


Town

Welcome to our town! Keep Fayetteville Funky!
 
Rave Reviews for 2014 Amazon Music Festival!

"You ladies organized quite a production! Loved Wahru!"
Fayetteville, AR

"Just wanted to let you all know how much we enjoyed the Festival, and we will definitely be back next year. Keep up the awesome music, and let us know when you are in or near Texas in the coming year. We don't want to wait to see you again. Without a doubt we both had the time of our lives."
Houston, TX

 

"Holly Near changed my life in 1974; I heard her in concert in D.C., when I was working for the federal govenment. I used to sit in front of my fireplace and listen to her songs about revolution, hers and Jimmy Cliff's. She inspired me to start listening to Democracynow! and to join a Marxist/Leninist study group, and a consciousness-raising group made up of all lesbians except for me. And eventually to give all that up, and hit the road, questioning everything. It was SO good to hear her again, and sure enough, she's still committed to social (and environmental, et al) justice. And Wahru was just fantastic, the real thing, such an honor to have her here. You are wonderful, thanks so much!"
Fayetteville, AR

"Your concert was Fantastic at the Festival. And so was everybody. In fact you were Amazonazing. Thank you for everything you do."
Bentonville, AR

Amazon Music Festival was utterly fantastic! The large and enthusiastic crowd provided an enthusiasm that propelled each musician to a spectacular performance. This could be seen in the faces of the performers and audience alike from the opening set by SJ and building with Ginger, Summer, Holly, Emma's Rev, to a giant BBG finale! The work and efforts of the production team, technicians and stage crews was great. Everyone had a wonderful time! Thanks y'all! Can't wait for the next one!
Central AR area

What an amazing show last night!! Womens music rocks, as do you gals!!
Crosses, AR


If there was a heaven for music, this might just be it!
Little Rock, AR



 

2014 Featured Acts

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Left to right - top row: Jan Martinelli, Trish Bush, Chelsey Danielle, Renée Janski, Holly Near, Melodie Griffis, Summer Osborne, RJ

Bottom row: Ginger Doss, SJ Tucker, Jori Costello, Sandy O, Pat Humphries

Not pictured: Wahru Cleveland






Thank you ALL for coming to the 2nd Annual Amazon Music Festival! What a grand time we all had! There were many local and regional people from our town, the Ozarks at large, Kansas City, St. Louis; and as far away as Memphis, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Pennsylvania, and Jersey City! 

Event Crew: PJ Matthews - sound engineer; Carol Branson (CB) - lighting engineer; Weazl Gazelle - equipment specialist; Linda Wilson - stage manager; Elizabeth Andersen - house manager; 
Door and Music Sales: Thia Syslinsky, Marty Smith, Paula Gribble, V Hope;  Sam Jerry - stylist; Aislinn Firehawk and Tami Macias - LMTs

Additional Bonus Producers: Gini Ingram and Susan Higgins

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