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Porch Pride: the Queer Country Event of the Season

Amythyst Kiah, Molly Tuttle Top All-Star Lineup

Grace Van’t Hof

This quarantine has its upsides: you could never hope to see the finest queer country musicians from around the nation all in one place – unless that place was cyberspace. That’s exactly where you’ll see Amythyst Kiah, Molly Tuttle, Joe Troop (of Ché Apalache), Kimber Ludiker & Avril Smith (of Della Mae), and a score more queer pickers and shouters, this weekend at Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival.

Porch Pride is a streaming festival featuring more than ten hours of live music over what would’ve been Pride weekend in San Francisco, hosted by Bluegrass Pride. The goal of Porch Pride is to highlight and showcase LGBTQ+ roots musicians while also generating financial support as they navigate a new, nearly non-existent performance landscape.

Saturday’s performers include Rachel Eddy, Karen Pittelman (of Karen & the Sorrows), Rachel Baiman & George Jackson, Tyler Hughes, Cameron DeWhitt, Jake Blount & The Vox Hunters, Nic Gareiss, Joe Troop, Alice Gerrard, Allison de Groot & Patrick M’Gonigle, Front Country, and Molly Tuttle.

On Sunday, tune in for Noa Laniakea, Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose, Brandon Godman, Grace Van’t Hof, Tatiana Hargreaves & Reed Stutz, Justin Hiltner, Maddie Witler, Sam Gleaves, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Kimber Ludiker & Avril Smith, and Amythyst Kiah.

The suggested donation of $10 goes to the artists, but no one is refused for lack of funds. Find out more at https://bluegrasspride.net/pages/porch-pride.

Started as a side project of the California Bluegrass Association in 2017, Bluegrass Pride is now an internationally-recognized non-profit devoted to the proposition that bluegrass and old-time music are for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, orientation, nationality, upbringing, or politics.