Venus Fest 2018

VENUS FEST RETURNS!

We are truly excited to announce that Venus Fest will return for a second year of celebrating women and non-binary artists in music, after an overwhelming response and request for more. Three nights in Toronto filled with incredible music, art, and community. 

September 15th at The Baby G
Kick-off show with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
and Lavender Bruisers
Panel discussion on mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing for musicians with Max MohenuAnsley SimpsonKristel Jax, and Rachel Romu.
DOORS: 7PM
PANEL: 8PM
Performances immediately following panel.
$12adv/$15 door, or free with a festival wristband.

September 20th at Mod Club Theatre 
Moor Mother
OSHUN
Elle Barbara's Black Space (Ellise Barbara)
LOOM
19+
DOORS: 7PM
Performances start at 8PM

September 21st at The Opera House
Zola Jesus
Allie
Maylee Todd
TIKA
Ora Cogan
All ages
DOORS: 7PM
Performances start at 8PM

September 22nd at The Opera House
Bully
Partner
Vallens
Isla Craig
All ages
DOORS: 7PM
Performances start at 8PM

September 22nd at Farside
Afterparty with DJ sets from Scarlett Rose.

***Installation by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen***

***Mural by Sarah Cannon***

***Poster and website by Kamee Abrahamian***

***Projections by Vanessa Bee Rieger***

***Postcard station by POSI VIBEZ***

***Tarot readings by Qveen of Swords Tarot***

Saturday September 15 and Thursday September 20th are 19+ with remaining shows All Ages. 
All shows except for The Baby G are wheelchair accessible (Baby G has two steps to main entrance).
Opera House has three levels on the main floor, with ramp to mid-level for accessible viewing. 
All shows have gender neutral bathrooms.

Wristband holders will have access to all three festival nights plus our official festival kick off show on the 15th, and afterparty on the 22nd. 

Regular prices:
Wristbands $60 + fees and taxes
Single festival night tickets $25 + fees and taxes

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our festival partners, who help make Venus Fest a reality:
Ontario Creates
Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario
The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR)
City of Toronto - Municipal Government
Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.
Exclaim!
A.Side
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
LiisBeth
NEO COFFEE BAR

Venus Fest takes place in Tkaronto (Toronto), the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and many other diverse Indigenous communities. 
We are working towards creating a space of inclusivity, connection, and celebration. We hope that people of all ages, identities, and walks of experience will feel welcome here. Discrimination, oppression, and violence are not accepted in this space.  

We can't wait to celebrate again with you. The future is bright!

Tickets onsale here:
smarturl.it/VenusFest2018