In 1976, at the age of 19, Lisa applied her working class roots to her newfound passion for women’s community and founded the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Under Lisa’s leadership as the festival producer for its entire run, Michigan evolved from a rustic three-day primitive camping event into a week-long state-of-the-arts music and cultural festival. Lisa and Elvira, long-time friends and Michigan collaborators, will have a conversation about Michigan herstory, culture, and community.
Lesbians Benefitting the Arts and The Ohio Lesbian Festival Announce 30th Anniversary News
30th Festival may be last at Hoover Y Park
Lesbians Benefitting the Arts is delighted to bring you our 30th Ohio Lesbian Festival in September 2019. It will take place once again at Hoover Y Park. We have, however, been made aware that the property is in contract and, therefore, they are accepting no new contracts after the 2019 season. We cannot assume that the venue, under new ownership, will be available to us in the future.
The Festival Production Team is hard at work producing a stellar 30th Anniversary Festival. Some very exciting things are coming, so check our website often at www.ohiolba.org. The board of Lesbians Benefitting the Arts, the producing organization, is committed to continuing to build, promote and provide for women’s community in Columbus and Central Ohio.
We want you to know that the format of the Ohio Lesbian Festival may look different going beyond our 30th and 2019. The Ohio Lesbian Festival started as a picnic 30 years ago and, through the efforts of many dedicated women, has grown to the production you now experience. We have made no decisions yet, but the venue is a critical component of any Festival. We will be keeping our eyes and ears open for opportunities that would be appropriate for an event like ours.
ANNOUNCING! The 30th Anniversary Ohio Lesbian Festival Line up!
September 19-22nd, 2019
Holly Near with Tammy Hall
Ferron with Wendy Sobel
The Kofy Brown Band
Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
*WOC/NIW Spotlight*: *Nia & Ness*
In Broad Damelight
5 Stages full of Music & Comedy! Vendors! WOC/NIW Programming! Connection! Workshops! OLF Cafe! Arm Wrestling Tournament! Crones Crossing! Drum Circles! Community! The Haven! The Rise Community Center! Sacred Singing! Dance Parties! Camping! Fabulous Food Trucks! Workshops! And so much more!
Want to promote your business or organization to all the womyn who will be attending the 30th Anniversary Ohio Lesbian Festival this year? Early-bird advertising prices are still in effect through July 1, 2019. Get your ad into the Ohio Lesbian Festival program and get your ad into the hands of every womyn who comes through the gate! https://ohiolba.org/advertising/ Contact Christy with any questions about advertising to the OLF community at OLFChristyads@gmail.com
In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Ohio Lesbian Festival, 4 and 3 day festival tickets will be available with a $30 discount on this coming Saturday, May 18, 2019. These discounted tickets will be available for purchase at the LBA’s Global Community Day Comedy Show at Slammers, 202 E Long Street, Columbus OH 43215. Regularly advance price tickets of $180 and $175 will be available for purchase at the discounted rate of $150 and $145. Admission the to the Comedy Show is $15/person.
The 30th Anniversary ticket discount will also be available on the Ohio Lesbian Festival website –Follow this Link – with an additional $15 donation to the Ohio Lesbian Festival. This online discount is only good on Saturday May, 18, 2019.