- From 10 Thu Sep 2015 to 13 Sun Sep 2015 September 10, 2015 September 13, 2015 Parrot Key Resort
Performances by high-energy musicians, productions ranging from burlesque to drag, sunset sailing excursions and parties at LGBT landmarks await attendees at Key West’s Womenfest, a celebration for lesbians and their friends set for Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 10-13.
Headlining performers include the all-female five-piece band Sister Funk, heating up the stage with an electric blend of original tunes and pop/rock/dance covers; singer-songwriter Jennifer Corday, who has opened for stars ranging from Cher to the Dave Matthews Band and is known for her passionate vocals; and DJ Citizen Jane, who has played Pride festivals across the U.S.
Womenfest attendees also can enjoy a sizzling Saturday night show starring Key West Burlesque and delicious drag performances by some of the island’s top female impersonators.
In addition, showings of the “Girl Noticed” empowering charcoal mural project and “Easy Abby” are to take place at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.
The Womenfest schedule begins with an opening night party set for 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. The Studios of Key West showing follows, as do drag performances by the Aquanettes at Aqua and Sushi and the 801 Girls at the 801 Bourbon Bar, 801 Duval St.
Sister Funk takes to the water Friday, Sept. 11, with a concert at sea presented by Sunset Watersports from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Other Friday highlights include a late-night party at Aqua with DJ Citizen Jane.
Saturday’s fun includes two pool parties, an offbeat bicycle parade and a 6-8 p.m. sunset sail presented by Fury Water Adventures with live music by Corday.
As well as performances the festival schedule includes a beach party beside the Atlantic Ocean, soirees that showcase the island city’s club scene, a Texas Hold ‘Em poker afternoon and Sunday evening “gay bingo” hosted by Key West’s outrageous QMitch.
Womenfest concludes Sunday night with a drag show at Aqua.
Womenfest information: www.womenfest.com