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Thursday, 01 June 2017 22:53

Back Lot Bash announces entertainment lineup for 2017 - Dev, Sea & Gunn, Kiyomi Valentine, JD Samson, Whitney Mixter, and Catfight To headline

Written by  Mona Elyafi

back lot bash line up 2017



Back Lot Bash, the Midwest’s most-attended women’s festival taking place every Pride, has announced its 2017 entertainment lineup.

The headliners are American electro singer Dev, DJ duo Sea & Gunn (with Daniela Sea from The L Word), Kiyomi Valentine, Whitney Mixter, JD Samson, Catfight, and youtube influencers Bria and Chrissy. The rest of the slate is equally eye-popping with these trendy tastemakers on the bill: DJ Goodboy, Tori WhoDat, DJ All the Way Kay, Fembot, and DJ Zel.

Back Lot Bash has established itself as one of the nation’s top destinations during Pride Weekend celebrations. Founded in 2004 by Amie Klujian and Christina Wiesmore, the hottest, most rockin’ festival for queer women spans over two weekends - June 16, and June 23-25 - in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

With fourteen years under their belt, producing and celebrating Chicago’s LGBTQ community, powerhouse duo, Amie and Christina, certainly continue to be inspiring female daredevils and trailblazing local voices in their community.

Showcasing local and emerging talent as well as established performers of different genres, Back Lot Bash highlights unity, equality and inclusiveness in an environment that is festive and celebratory of everyone in our community.

The event is produced and sponsored by women, for women. It stands out among other Lesbian events across the nation for its unique ability to maintain an intimate feel while drawing thousands of attendees.

Since 2004, the event has grown from a single-day event to a 4-day weekend party drawing thousands of people from all over the Midwest and across the US. Co-founders Christina Wiesmore and Amie Klujian strive to bring the community together, to showcase emerging and established talent and to be active citizens by raising money for community organizations.

The outdoor women festival is already making a lot of noise and is well on its way to be one of the most epic Back Lot Bash ever!

"Our goal is for our attendees and performers to leave inspired and to stay invigorated and involved in the community until they come back next year." -Christina Wiesmore.

"We are motivated and driven by the positive energy Back Lot Bash creates. That energy is harnessed by all who attend and used to ignite momentum, engagement and advocacy of issues that matter to the LGBT Community," -Amie Klujian

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