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2nd Annual Freya Fest: Bad @ss Women’s Music Festival
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree - $5
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Freya is the Norse goddess of love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, shamanic sorcery, war, and death. On Sunday, October 1st, Bos Meadery will host the 2nd Annual Freya Fest, a festival to celebrate the incredible community of bad-ass women making music in Madison!
Your emcee for the afternoon is Cooper Talbot!
NOON: greenTONE a cappella
2:00PM: Shawndell Marks
5:00PM: Morning Metaphor
6:00PM: Beth Kille
The family-friendly fest will take place in our parking lot at the rear of the meadery building (or inside the mead hall in case of inclement weather), and there will be ample mead, beer, and food from The Roman Candle Pizzeria!
Free admission! ($5 suggested charity donation)
About the Artists:
greenTONE a cappella is an all-female contemporary a cappella group that lives life in Madison, WI. Singing as we navigate “life in the real world,” gT has devoted its vocal talents and contagious sense of fun to serving up pop, folk and jazz favorites, from doo-wop to hip-hop and beyond!
Folk-Rock band SHESHE has been a Madison favorite since 2013. A power trio with the force of a band with twice their numbers, their sound is original and explosive. Since their formation, SHESHE has played countless shows and festivals around Wisconsin and surrounding areas, and received several nominations for the Madison Area Music Awards; in 2015 they took home the award for Unique Performer of the Year. With upbeat guitar grooves, shredding violin solos, and mesmerizing vocal harmonies; this group is INTENSE!
is a singer/songwriter/pianist who sounds a little like Norah Jones and a little like Stevie Nicks. She has released three original albums and is involved with several Madison area projects including Girls Rock Camp, Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets, and Gold Dust Women, an all-female Fleetwood Mac cover band. Her latest album, Broken Dam, received this year’s Madison Area Music Award Pop/R&B Album of the Year. She lives in rural Reedsburg where she teaches lessons privately from her studio.
Platteville, Wisconsin might be thought of as a quaint Wisconsin college town, but young and hungry hard rock trio, Untamed, did their best to bust up that reputation when they got their start. With nods that range from classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and Ozzy to newer headbangers like Audioslave and Halestorm, they’ve climbed their way through the music jungle over the past seven years from basements and dive bars to festivals and big stages. Passionate original hard rock mixed with classic crowd-pleasing covers, UNTAMED is a rock n’ roll Jägerbomb that veers from a sly sense of humor to an intense slam to the solar plexus.
HellMuff: Unforgiving music in the key of truth.
Shannon Callaway: Guitar
Blythe Gamble: Vocals
Erin Murphy: Bass
Mike Pann: Drums
The originals project of songwriter Danielle Simmons, Morning Metaphor is a product of the past six years: exploring the light and dark sides of love, struggle, and perspective. Danielle’s rich, powerful vocals layer beautifully over sometimes poignant, sometimes sassy acoustic electric guitar, and Keith Baal provides driving rhythm underneath it all.
Beth Kille is a 22-time Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) award winning artist from Madison, WI who has been cranking out Americana Rock tunes since 2000. From the intimacy of house concerts and coffee houses, to rockin’ out with her band at summer festivals, her love for the stage and genuine passion for performance shine through in all settings. Her stage prowess was recognized in 2011 when she received Artist of the Year honors at the Madison Area Music Awards – a rare accomplishment for a solo artist. She has also been honored twice with the MAMA for Female Vocalist of the Year (’06, ’10) and was nominated for Singer-Songwriter of the Year in 2014 by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI).