This year saw some important changes for Riverwest FemFest. The fourth annual benefit was moved from winter to late spring, and it expanded its footprint from five days to eight. But the festival’s goal remained the same: spotlighting some of the region’s best female and femme-identifying musicians, comics, artists, filmmakers, and makers, all the while supporting vital groups and services. Like always, the festival was awesome and it raised a ton of money for three deserving local organizations.
Today, Riverwest FemFest organizers announced that 2018’s festivities earned a total of $5,272.25. The sum will be split between Courage MKE (receiving $2,108.90), Casa Maria ($2,108.90), and Milwaukee Women’s Center ($1,054.45).
Riverwest FemFest also opened applications for musicians, spoken word performers, comedians, visual artists, and workshop presenters today. Applications for Riverwest FemFest 2019—scheduled to take place from May 26 to June 2—can be filled out online. The deadline to apply is January 31.