Music fans in Sudbury will be able to attend a new festival on Aug. 6, one that features not only the best of Northern Ontario, but the best of artists who identify as women.
The festival, Her Northern Voice, is hosted by the Sudbury Performance Group and will take place in Bell Park at the William Bell Gazebo from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Then, the Coulson Entertainment Centre will take over the event from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for the event at the Coulson – a performance by Crystal Shawanda – are $20, found here. The events at Bell Park are free to all.
The Sudbury Performance Group will be working with Sudbury Women’s Centre and YWCA Sudbury to offer a chance for Northern artists to showcase Canadian hits or their original works.
Artists like Ashley Woodruff, Chanelle Albert and The Easy Company, Monochrome, Patricia Watson and Tessa&Petr will perform at Bell PArk, with Shawanda wrapping up the night at The Coulson Entertainment Centre. In a release, Sudbury Performance Group stated it’s goal is to provide equal opportunities for artists who identify as women, after performers at the second annual Northern Arts Festival spoke to the need for a show specifically for performers who identify as women.
“We feel women bring creative and critical services to all levels of society, from the home to the office, laboratory and boardroom, yet their achievements and contributions often go overlooked, unacknowledged, and minimalized,” reads the release from the Sudbury Performance Group. “The goal is to provide an avenue to showcase female music artists from across Northern Ontario while at the same time support three Northern Ontario groups who specialize in providing essential services for women across Northern Ontario.”
You can find more information about the Her Northern Voice festival on the Sudbury Performance Group’s website, found here.