Guest Author - Suzanne Gregory
From 1997 to 1999, "Lilith Fair" the all female music festival, raised over ten million dollars for women’s charities, including, local women’s reproductive health clinics, in towns all across the United States & Canada. These clinics support a women’s right to choose, and work to educate women on all of their choices.
The name “Lilith Fair”, was a tribute to “Lilith’’ from the Jewish folklore that Lilith was Adam’s first wife. The story tells of her banishment from the Garden of Eden for not being submissive to her husband.
In 1996, three time Grammy winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan stood up for women’s rights by founding the music festival, spurred by anger over promoters and radio stations that refused to play two songs back to back, that were sung by female artists.
Over a million and a half fans were witness to the powerful all women, for women festival of music, in its three year run. As well as, supporting women in music, and reproductive choice, Sarah’s creation launched the beginning of music careers for star powered women we now know today by the names of Dido, Missy Elliot, & Nelly Furtado, just to name a few.
McLachlan committed herself to being part of every show on the tour, and shared the stage with many other big name female music stars like, Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman, Emmylou Harris, & the Dixie Chicks.
If you didn’t get the chance to be part of history, with Lilith Fair in it’s first run, or you’ve been waiting patiently now, for over a decade, to have the opportunity again, it’s time!
Lilith Fair 2010 kicks off its first show June 27, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with 35 dates and cities on the tour as well as over one hundred amazing female artists including, Corrine Bailey Rae, Rihanna, Heart, Kelly Clarkson, Sugarland, Sheryl Crow, The Bangles, & Erykah Badu.
For the 2010 tour, Lilith Fair collaborated with a professional application company called Involver, for the “Choose your Charity” campaign. Fans had the ability to cast a vote, for the winning women’s charity, in each of the cities on the tour.
One dollar for every ticket sold, will then be awarded to the winning charity during each show, and presented by Sarah McLachlan.
Lilith Fair is a great way to support women, as well as to celebrate them. Do not miss your chance to make history, and celebrate women, with women, speaking through the universal language of music.
Gather up your girlfriends, your mom, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandmas, and wives, and check out the links below, to get your tickets, see the cities on the tour, or the growing number of artists who are participating.