Virtual Festival Schedule + Performers

Instead of gathering at our usual location at the Edgewood United Church in East Lansing, this year’s festival will take place online and be open to people worldwide! While it won’t be quite the same, we’re hoping to include as many of the things that make this festival special in the FREE virtual version! 

So, whats new?

“The goddaughter of folk singer Pete Seeger headlined the Women in the Arts Festival in 2003. Who was it?” 
A. Cris Williamson B. Taylor Swift C. Toshi Reagon D. Holly Near.

Do you know the answer? 

Kicking off the festivities both nights will be our version of “Dinner and A Show.” Come to the Women in the Arts Festival Zoom Gathering (BYO Dinner) at 6:00PM and participate in She Said, She Said WITA and Women’s History Team Trivia beginning at 6:30PM (no need to have a team – we’ll add you to one if you want!). Each night we will play 1 unique round of trivia, hosted by Jaunita Kennedy on Friday and Tari Griffin-Muñiz on Saturday. Custom questions written by the WITA organizers will having you reminiscing with your pals! It’s going to be fun and not as hard as Trivial Pursuit, we promise! Did we mention fabulous prizes will be awarded? You will have a chance to choose your team members (up to five devices) or we will create one for you.

Drop in to see your friends! You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your favorite artists/vendors online throughout the event. The events will be free of charge, but we will be accepting donations to be directed to the artists.

Performances begin at 7:30pm with an artist Q&A to follow. Both evening performances will be Open Captioned.

Friday, November 13 – Tret Fure

Tret has been in the business of music for 50 years. She started her career at 19 as the guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”. She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer.

Over the course of her career she has worked solo and as a duo with Cris Williamson, releasing 3 CDs together. She is also an engineer and producer working with many artists across all genres. She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983), as well as 3 of Cris’s solo works.
She has released 16 albums through the years and is currently in the studio recording her 17th album, “Stone by Stone” which is scheduled for a November release and is proving to be her best work yet.

As well as her performance work, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting, paints pet portraits on commission and is president emeritus of Local 1000, the traveling musicians union.


Support Tret on Patreon

Saturday, November 14 – Jori Costello: “Songs of My Soul”

Songs of My Soul by Jori Costello is a one womon performance piece and tribute honoring the beginning of the womyn’s music movement and celebrating over 40 years of womyn’s community. From the personal to the fictional character, Jori acts out the soundtrack of her life with songs and lyrics that weave together a timeline of coming of age, relationships, breakups, spirituality, activism, and a deep reverence for all things “Changed”.