Women supporting and celebrating other women: It's an act that has become part of a national conversation and is more potent, and important, now than the concept has ever been before. Wendy Love Edge, director of Elder Tree house in Fayetteville, is now extending the project's reach with a women's concert series. The house is a project of Spinsterhaven -- a women-centric (women-focused, but not exclusive) nonprofit -- and was established as an inexpensive lodging option, communal gathering space and now event venue in the city for women who live deep into the rural beyond of Northwest Arkansas.
"Focusing on women for the series is really important, and highlighting the really talented musicians we have in Northwest Arkansas, it's really been great," Love Edge says of the fundraising series. "So I do feel like the series is doing a number of things -- it's connecting [Spinsterhaven] members with female musicians in the community here, and then also bringing new people [to the project], and the artists like the visibility, too. So [it's] nice for everyone involved."
Hosted by Elder Tree:
Women’s Concert Series
WHEN — June 13 & 24; July 21; Aug. 18; Sept. 8; Oct. 13
WHERE — Elder Tree House, 2610 N. Old Wire Road in Fayetteville
COST — $10/show; $50 for 6 shows
INFO — fayettevillewomenshaven.yapsody.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the house shows are intimate due to the size of the venue -- 40 people, max -- Love Edge says the series has already grown from its original six bookings (which began in February) to the now 10 shows through the end of October. Thanks to the positive response from the community, and other artists wanting to be involved, the series has potential to continue through the rest of the year, or possibly further, she says. Female performers interested in joining the lineup can contact Love Edge.
The schedule as it stands includes:
June 13 -- Renee Janski, 6:30 p.m.
June 24 -- Anna Moss, 3 p.m.
July 21 -- Go Strealy, 7 p.m.
Aug. 18 -- Violet and The Undercurrents, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 -- Ginger Doss, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 -- She's Us, 7 p.m.
-- Jocelyn Murphy
NAN What's Up on 06/08/2018
Print Headline: New Series Showcases, Supports Women