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"Ladyfest Fort Wayne was founded in 2007, and is an event to celebrate women in music and all forms of art. While the 2007 event is a start we are hoping that with more volunteers this event will grow each year. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ladyfest Fort Wayne is based on the worldwide DIY Ladyfest movement. Ladyfest worldwide is a community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for female artists which features bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, workshops, and is organized by volunteers. The fist Ladyfest was held in August 2000 in Olympia Washington. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since the first Ladyfest, the movement has been adapted by other cities all over the globe. Some of the other cities include: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Belgium, Berlin, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Brooklyn, Columbus, Chicago, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Lansing, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto, Washington DC, and more. As with tradition primarily volunteers organize each new Ladyfest locally and independently of other Ladyfest events in other states or countries and most proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations." (


Fort Wayne, IN
United States
41° 7' 48.2016" N, 85° 7' 49.116" W
11/05/2008 - 11/08/2008