Carole Walker selected for Women in the Arts Emerging Artist Competition

For immediate release from “National Women's Music Festival” 
I am very excited to announce this year's finalists in the Women in the Arts Emerging Artist competition! 
First of all, this was one of the toughest years bc there were so many amazing performers, and if you did not get chosen, please enter again next year, there were four other acts not chosen that we wanted!! 
The board met this week and the three finalists who will join us for National Women's Music Festival, in no specific order, are as follows: 

Chelsey Danielle from Denton, TX 

Carole Walker Luley and Helen Yee from Columbus, Ohio 

Sarah Cooperider from Columbus, OH 

Congratulations Women!!!!! We can't wait to be with you this Summer!!!!!”

so what does that mean? you say....

The National Women’s Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, spirituality series, writer’s series and much, much more! 

Attendees come from all genders and cultures, cutting across ethnic, racial, sexual, age, and ability boundaries. Likewise, Festival programming reflects many points of view; a diversity of ideas and topics are explored and discussed in a safe environment. Festival is an environment in which philosophies and politics are open for discussion, not mandated or judged.

and we get to say we shared the stage with this group of women: (in particular order)

MazzMuss and Silva Bolognesi 
Kristen Ford Band 
Vickie Shaw 
SONiA disappear fear 

Violet and The Undercurrents 
Crys Matthews 
Summer Osborne

Sharon Katz and The Peace Train 
Suede with Julie Bonk, Renee Janski, Jori Costello & Melodie Griffis 
Nedra Johnson & The Fat Bottom Girls 

NWMF Orchestra 
Ubaka Hill 
Marga Gomez

Festival Drum Chorus w/Wahru 
Festival Vocal Chorus w/Rhiannon 
Festival Folk Orchestra w/Kiya Heartwood 
Andrea Gibson 
Sarah Bush Dance Project

I mean just Wow!!!!

and if we qualify we get to come back next year on the night stage.


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