THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who attended the 2015 SisterSpace Weekend. Many attendees have said that this was the best one yet! We appreciate the energy, enthusiasm, and love for the Weekend that each and every one of you contributed - and that you continue to contribute year after year. More updates soon, we promise. Bring on 2016!!
Antigone Rising, Alt-Country Rockers
Antigone Rising has always had one philosophy: Play better than the boys and make sure the fans feel like part of the family. That philosophy plus writing undeniably catchy songs has allowed this self sustained group to maintain her independence and leave an indelible mark on an industry best known for leaving girl (bands) behind.
Poppy Champlin, Comedian
There's just something about Poppy. She walks on stage looking urban cool and she begins rolling out the jokes, starting slow and sure and moving on to staccato and soon she is hitting on all cylinders, spitting out jokes, quips, songs, impressions, interactions, bird calls and with deep resources to draw from, all of Poppy's shows can be described as spin art — "No two alike." Poppy is crackerjack at the craft of Improv. Throw anything at her and watch as she magically turns it into comedic fodder.
Karma Mayet Johnson, Composer/Performer
Offering vital Roots music for the 21st century, Karma Mayet Johnson's vocal performance is equal parts funk and glitter, cornbread and molasses. Karma has worked with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, Burnt Sugar, Toshi Reagon, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bill T. Jones, Antibalas, Melvin Van Peebles, The Roots, and Bajah and the Dry-Eye Crew. Composer of Indigo, a blues opera, she resides in Brooklyn, New York. She has just recorded her first EP, Karma:September Songs.
Julia Weldon, Indie-Folk-Pop Artist
A self-taught, nationally touring musician, Julia Weldon's possessing personality and captivating music crosses bridges and divides. With unfailing fingers, she tells stories that feel both intensely personal and widely universal. Unapologetically herself, Weldon's songs grab you—asking you to pull up a chair, pour yourself a whiskey, and stay a while.
Emma's Revolution, Activists and Musical Duo
Smart, funny and informative--like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. Emma's Revolution is the duo of award-winning activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Called "inspiring, gutsy and rockin'", Emma's Revolution's songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and covered by Holly Near.
Crys Matthews, Singer/Songwriter
Come What May is the fourth studio release from singer/songwriter Crys Matthews. A departure both musically and lyrically from her earlier works, this album bridges the gap between contemporary folk and Americana with simple, honest storytelling set to great music that helps you feel every word. From the title track (a love song, sparked by a furlough) to "You Remind Me" (three love stories rolled up into a history lesson), Come What May is a beautiful and heartfelt commentary on the belief that the personal is political and the political is personal.
Check the entertainment page for updates as they occur.
Workshops at SisterSpace are collaboratively built by the people attending the Weekend. Our goal is to put together a schedule of workshops that are as interesting and diverse as the many women who attend. In the past, SisterSpace has offered workshops focusing on sexuality, feminism, relationships, body painting, self-improvement, financial planning, car maintenance, salsa dancing, and more! Find out more about how you can volunteer as a workshop presenter.
Help us get the word out about the Weekend! If you're able to take some of our fliers to any local parties, bars, or other lesbian-oriented spaces or events, email us at email@example.com. Also - if you are involved with a lesbian organization, community, publication, etc. and are interested in working out some sort of ad swap or cross-promotional arrangement, we're all ears! Let us know what you have in mind, and let's talk. We look forward to hearing from you!