LUSCIOUS Queer Music Festival, Northern California’s first LGBTQ music festival is slated for August 22-24 at Saratoga Springs in Upper Lake California. promises to be a “queer Woodstock”, headliners range from Grammy performer Mary Lambert to Tony-award nominee Justin Bond, to nationally lauded Marga Gomez, to lesbian icon Cris Williamson.
“Saratoga Springs is a natural place to have the inaugural LUSCIOUS Queer Music Festival,” according to Executive Producer Ruven Hannah. “There have been so many LGBT retreats and events at the Saratoga retreat center. This will be the crowning musical jewel for queer people from all over the US”
Saratoga can house 1000 festival participants who can enjoy long hot summer days and warm summer nights listening to an exceptional lineup of national headlining and local favorite LGBTQ musicians, DJ’s, and comedians. Musicians slated to appear include:
- Mary Lambert, fresh off her 2014 Grammy performance
- Mx. Justin Vivian Bond (alter ego of Broadway’s “Kiki and Herb” fame)
- Cris Williamson
- Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division
- Marga Gomez
- Skip the Needle featuring Vicki Randle
- Matt Alber
- Magic Mouth
- Gina Breedlove
- James Panther
- Brian Kent
- Melanie DeMore
- Holcombe Waller
DJ’s include San Francisco’s Page Hodel, DJ Justime, DJ Lamont, and many more. People will be camping, and fed by local food vendors, in a beautiful secluded valley nestled in the hills of Northern California, just two and a half hours north of San Francisco or two and a half hours west of west of Sacramento.
A portion of the proceeds of LUCIOUS Queer Music Festival will go to ORAM and JFCS/East Bay’s LGBTI Refugee and Asylee Program – to make an impact on LGBTQ immigration rights by raising desperately needed funds to help LGBTQ people being violently persecuted in Africa and Russia, successfully seek asylum in other countries where their lives will not be in danger.
Tickets available through www.eventbrite.com. For further information, www.lusciousqueermusicfestival.org.