ABOUT LADYFEST

Celebrating female-fueled music on Martha's Vineyard

LADYFEST is an annual music festival held on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, MA on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It was co-founded by Rose Guerin and Kelly Feirtag in 2017, with special assistance by The Ritz Cafe owner, Larkin Stallings.

LADYFEST raises awareness and funds for CONNECT TO END VIOLENCE, a dual domestic violence program and rape crisis center on Martha’s Vineyard.

The event features artists from many genres including rock, soul, electronic, and pop. Several stages provide ample amounts of entertainment performed simultaneously, with the main stage anchored at the top of Circuit Avenue, a secondary stage in Healy Square, and a third stage inside of The Ritz. Artisans and vendors line the street selling food jewelry, clothing, artwork, and more.

FAQ

Can anyone go to LADYFEST?

 

  • YES.  LADYFEST is for everyone who wants to hear great music, shop local artisans, and eat local food.

 

Can men go to LADYFEST?

  • YES, and please don't ask us if wearing a dress gets you in for free.  It is a free event and you can wear whatever you want :)

What time does it start and end?

 

  • Circuit Avenue opens to the public at 2:00PM and ends outside at 9:00PM.  Please check our festival lineup page for updated schedule as it is confirmed.

 

Is there a fee to get in?

 

  • Nope! Because this is a grassroots fundraiser, we ask for a suggestion donation at the entrance.

 

Can I get back in if I leave?

 

  • Yep!

 

Can I drink alcohol on Circuit Avenue?

 

  • Sort of!  There will be designated areas in front of each participating restaurant/bar where you can purchase and consume alcoholic beverages, but please stay within those areas so that we can keep LADYFEST going!

 

Can I still go to other businesses that are not participating in LADYFEST?

 

  • Of course!  Please check with those individual businesses for their hours and participation.  We will also update our schedule with more information on which businesses you can visit to experience LADYFEST outside of the main stages.

 

Will there be public restrooms?

 

  • The public restrooms on Kennebec will be open, as well at portable restrooms outside of the Flying Horses.

 

Are children welcome?

 

  • Absolutely!  We have activities for children, as well as performances by Island Hip Hop!

 

What is prohibited at LADYEST?

 

  • Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. All are welcome regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, or citizenship.  This festival is for everyone!

 

  • Outside alcohol.  We encourage our festival-goers to purchase food, beverages, and wares from our local vendors.  LADYFEST is designed to add a boost to our island’s community and economy as we move into the off season.