East Hallows, LLC. has announced it will launch the first ever, all-female touring music festival this fall, taking a stand against gender inequalities in the music industry. Featuring a lineup of powerhouse female headliners—which will be announced in spring—the “Zenitheve” music festival will make stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and New York with a final show in Nashville. Local emerging artists will also be invited to perform in each city for a chance to take center stage in the Nashville finale.
“Zenitheve was born out of the desire—and the need—to shine a light on the discrimination women face in the country music industry,” said Rae Solomon, Nashville recording artist and co-founder of the festival, who has experienced these industry inequalities firsthand. “We also want to dispel the myth that female artists’ tours and albums don’t perform as well as their male counterparts. Zenitheve is all about celebrating the female voice and our equal place in the music business.”
The festival will be held in 15,000-25,000 capacity indoor arenas within select markets, and tickets will be on sale starting in the spring following the announcement of the lineup.
“We believe that women and their music are not a charity. For that reason, we have chosen to be a for-profit organization and festival, paying female artists the value they are due,” said Jacob Green, co-founder of Zenitheve. “A portion of our ticket sales will go directly to benefit a foundation set to support women and positive change in the industry.”
To learn more about the festival, its mission, the show lineup and ticket sales, visit zenitheve.com.
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