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New Music and Arts Festival at High Noon Saloon in Madison

Performances from local women musicians, DJs, dancers, aerialists and a poet to benefit incarcerated women in the Wisconsin prison system, Sun., Jun 1.

Madison, WI, May 08, 2014 --( Alert: Musically stunning story and photo opportunity

Who: First Annual Madison Womyn's Music & Arts Festival is pleased to announce a dynamic mix of performances from Terra Incognita Aerial Dance, Mami Wata African Drum Troupe, DJ Steph Stringer, DJ Kayla Kush, Araceli Esparza, Beth Kille, Sophie Spacegypsy, Holo Mink, Seasaw, Lovemichallalynn, Irene Keenan Jr., Miranda Moon, Dana Perry, and Thistle & Thorns.

Why: To raise funds and awareness for the Demeter Foundation which advocates and educates for the humane treatment and the civil rights of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in Wisconsin. The second objective is to celebrate and build community around local women artists & performers.

What: First Annual Madison Womyn's Music & Arts Festival is a new event organized by Thistle Pettersen of Thistle & the Thorns and Christin Light of Holo Mink (Minneapolis) to raise awareness and funds for a great cause but also to have a fun event connecting women performers with the community. The event will include door prizes, a silent auction, and women artists and artisans work on display and for sale. In addition, there will be a letter-writing table set up to start penpal relationships with women in prison in Wisconsin. There will also be a donations box for books to prisoners. Bring only soft cover new books to donate. This event is sponsored by the Madison Infoshop, Madison's chapter of the National Organization for Women and Sol Escape Healing Arts. Tickets are $10.

When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 , 2:00 - 10:00 PM

2 PM Welcome to the first annual MadFest!
Presentation by the Demeter Foundation, event beneficiaries.

2:30 PM Thistle & Thorns

3:30 PM Dana Perry

Tweener: Miranda Moon -- Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

4:30 PM Irene Keenan Jr.

Tweener: Lovemichallalynn - hoop dance

5:30 PM Seasaw

6:30 PM Holo Mink

Tweener: Sophie Spacegypsy - hoop dance

7:30 PM Beth Kille

Tweener: Araceli Esparza - spoken word/urban poetry

8:30 PM Mami Wata -- All Women African Drum troupe
They will be joined by guest dancers from Wongai Africa!

Closing performance: Terra Incognita - aerial dance

DJs Steph Stringer from In Her Infinite Variety on WORT 89.9 FM and Kayla Kush, reggae DJ from WSUM 91.7 FM U DUB will spin all afternoon on the patio.

Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703

To attend the festival as press, or for interview opportunities, please contact Christin Light,, 608-395-9550 or Thistle Pettersen,, 608-316-5822. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the High Noon Saloon.
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Madison Womyn's Music & Arts Festival
Christin Light
Thistle - - 608-316-5822

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