What is country music? Who decides? Who is it for? And what does that have to do with this country?
On Sunday, July 2nd, we’re bringing together some of our favorite queer, trans, and/or poc musicians to ask these questions and share their music for an all-day, all-out extravaganza! There will be DJs and dancing, food trucks, special drinks, and a bake sale to benefit the Trans Justice Funding Project!
Let’s turn this fucked-up holiday inside out and make it into a day full of amazing music to nourish us, inspire our resistance, and help us envision together what another country could be.
Tickets are $10-$20 sliding scale* for the day-long festival. Please pay what you can to support our musicians! Any profits from the day, after all the musicians get paid, will also be donated to TJFP.
Our fabulous host, Heather María Ács
My Gay Banjo
Karen & the Sorrows
Elias Krell with special guest Jim Altieri
The Paisley Fields
DK & the Joy Machine
Lindsey Wilson & Michael Buckley
Nath Ann Carrera
Yva Las Vegass
AJ Lewis & Friends
Audrey Zee Whitesides
PLUS Nath Ann Carrera will be on double duty as our DJ, spinning sweet country tunes
Photographs by the incomparable Syd London
Trans Justice Funding Project
TJFP is a community-led funding initiative that supports grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. TJFP centers the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.
“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
—James Baldwin, Another Country
*If you’d like to come but this is not possible for you, please email me and we will get you in. No one ever turned away for lack of cash!