The first Lady Brain Fest will take place July 7 at Heritage Ranch, in Encinitas. Kicking off at noon, the family-friendly will have two stages featuring 20 woman-fronted musical acts, all of which include at least one member of the Lady Brain Collective, a local female-led the collaborative group. Co-organizer Lindsay White (alongside Cathryn Beeks) shared her motivation behind the festival and the Lady Brain Collective in general. “Our members are all about taking action to create opportunities where they don’t normally exist. Since male-fronted acts routinely get the lion’s share of festival bookings, we brought forth a festival that challenges those norms while celebrating intersectional Lady Brain talent that is inclusive of a range of ages, cultures, sexualities, and music genres.” It’s an impressive lineup that includes Gaby Aparicio, Marie Haddad, Corina Rose, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess and other leading lights of the San Diego music community. Additional activities and entertainment will include poetry readings by Lizzie Wann, interactive art stations, special guest performers, local vendors, and a kids zone. 

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