Get Down in P’town

Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival
May 11
6:30-10pm

In its first year the Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival sold out its Wellfleet venue at 225 seats with over 100 people on the waiting list. This year it will take place at the newly renovated Provincetown Town Hall with 708 seats to fill. But according to festival founder Sarah Swain it is still an intimate venue – “there is not a bad seat in the house.”

The festival will feature a total of 33 musicians, including Sarah herself. The lineup includes all musical genres from world music to soul and rock. It spotlights local acts like Cape Cod African Dance and Drum, to national acts like Dwight and Nicole.

Sarah says the festival is something she has always wanted to happen, to celebrate women in music but also to honor her mother, whom she lost to ovarian cancer at the age of 52. It was when she became involved in the local nonprofit girlygirl P.A.R.T.S Gives Back that the pieces started to fall into place.

girlygirl P.A.R.T.S Gives Back is a subsidiary of girlygirl P.A.R.T.S, which aims to raise money for ovarian cancer research, primarily to develop a reliable pre-screening test at Dana-Farber. girlygirl P.A.R.T.S Gives Back on the other hand keeps all of their donations on Cape Cod by assisting local women in need who are struggling with their bills while also battling cancer.

Although the festival features female musicians, it is sure to be entertaining for both men and women, as well as kids of all ages. The cost of the tickets is $25. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

You can make a whole night of it by dining out at Sage or Hot L; both are donating 5% of the proceeds from festival goers to the cause. Want to stay the night in Provincetown? The Harbor Hotel is the perfect waterfront choice.

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