Ladyfest 2017 kicked off Friday night at The Shop in Bloomfield. By the time I arrived at 7:10, this DIY venue already boasted a sizable crowd. Based on the demographics (teenage girls and parental types), I could tell that many were there to see opening band WolfBlud.
WolfBlud. I wish I were that talented when I was their age. Or now, to be honest.
Happy Solstice! Festival season is upon us and this weekend brings us the females in the forefront Ladyfest! Founded in Olympia, Washington in 2000, this year’s festivities mark it’s fifth year in Pittsburgh. Boasting a 40 (!) band line-up, the three-day event is organized by participating bands The Lopez and Brazilian Wax, with a moderately-sized army of volunteers from all walks of life in tow. As if rocking out with your favorite female ensembles isn’t enough, the whole festival serves to benefit The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh!
With SO many great artists appearing this year, I figured I’d take the opportunity to mention some of the acts that I’m hoping to catch!