BFF Fest (Best Friends Forever Fest) is celebrating its third year this weekend at El Club in Detroit. The three day event features a diverse lineup of live music alongside community building events and workshops. The fest's goal is to build a stronger more supportive and diverse cultural scene to Detroit "by prioritizing the participation of women, people of color and LGBTQA performers."
In addition to live music the festival will feature an art show on Friday, 5 different workshops on Saturday on a variety of topics, including Holla’d At? Hollaback!: How to End Street Harassment in Detroit, and a brunch and clothing swap on Sunday.
This year's lineup includes a vast array of talent from all walks of life. Friday night will feature performances by Protomartyr, Casual Sweetheart, BEVLOVE, AM People, DJs Vanessa + Katrina and Amy Dreamcatcher. Saturday's music lineup includes Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Mother Cyborg, White Mystery (Chicago) , Britney Stoney, Deadbeat Beat, Stef Chura, Bonny Doon, Deidre D.S.SENSE Smith, Best Exes, Autumn Nicole, Jes Kramer, Junk Food Junkies, Fox Face (Milwaukee) , Alexia Avina (Montreal), MagicPerm (Montreal), The Free Bleeders and Wraiths. On Sunday the fest will feature DJ sets by Stacks, Baby Whisper, Beige, Hanny and Starbellah.
Tickets for the show are $12 - $14 a day in advance with some $20 weekend passes available for purchase here (there is a limited number!).
BFF Fest is a safe space created by the Seraphine Collective, a very cool grassroots feminist group in Detroit that is encouraging change and awareness in our community. To learn more about the Seraphine Collective and what they are doing visit their website here.
The Collective will also be accepting donations for Alternatives for Women. If you would like to donate, they will be accepting bras (all sizes), women’s socks (all sizes), hygiene items (travel and full-sized), gift cards (Target, Meijer, Bath & Body Works, Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, Movies), craft supplies (like colored pencils, crayons, and construction paper), or healthy snacks (like crackers, fruit cups, and granola bars).
To enter to win a pair of weekend passes to this great event courtesy of Party Store Productions (another company run by a powerful woman) please email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with BFF in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner Friday morning and they will get a pair of passes to share with a friend this weekend.
Shout out to Seraphine Collective and Party Store for putting on such a cool, all inclusive, all ages event!