Local music lovers are buzzing about the first Gulfport Peace, Love & Women Music Festival, coming to the Historic Casino Ballroom in Gulfport aon October 15, from 1-10 pm.
Headlining will be Wendy and the Soul Shakers. 2016 Blues Hall of Fame inductee Wendy Rich traveled the world from 2000-2004 as front person for legendary Janis Joplin’s original band Big Brother & the Holding Company and still occasionally makes appearances with them.
All day general admission passes are on sale at three Gulfport outlets:
- Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard South
- Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Boulevard South
- Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Boulevard South # 1
GA passes and VIP passes are also available online at www.gulfportwomensmusic.com.
VIPs get reserved table seating right in front of the stage, a copy of the Festival compilation CD, complimentary food and drink tickets, and a bag of concert and Gulfport swag. Kids 12 & under admitted free until 5 pm. One child free with one paid adult admission.
Proceeds will support two women-focused nonprofit organizations: the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund and CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse).
1:30-2:00 Barbara Lane with David Lane
2:15-2:45 Joyful Noise with a Side of Jerky
3:00-3:30 Emilia Mele & Friends
3:45-4:15 Rebekah Pulley
4:30-5:00 Gale Trippsmith with Doug Bliss
5:15-6:00 Janie Richards with Motel Funk
6:15-6:45 Regina AaMacha
7:00-7:45 Rebecca Bird with Steve Arvey
8:00-8:30 Cyndi Burger One Girl Band
8:45-10:00 Wendy & the Soulshakers
For more information go to their website, http://gulfportwomensmusic.com.