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Check out HERAFest on September 22

HERAFest is on Sunday, September 22 from noon to 9:00 PM. ProjectHERA has partnered with The National Center for Children and Families and will be accepting donations of unused toiletries. Make sure to bring a few items to the door.

HERAFest is a DMV Roots/Lilith Fair style festival is sponsored by ProjectHERA and under the artistic direction of ProjectHERA founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, Cathy DiToro. The festival is headlined by Jill Sobule. Jill is known for her single “I Kissed a Girl”, and “Supermodel” from the soundtrack of Clueless. The festival, hosted by City Winery, will showcase 36 talented local women on three different stages. The performers range from seven to fifty years old. Cathy said, “This is really to showcase women being badass musicians at any age in all genres, including DJs. It’s a celebration of the arts in the DC scene. Some are returning artists, most are new to the festival.”  City Winery approached Cathy to host HERAFest, and she is eternally grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful venue.

The festival will include a game area for kids and a vendor corner for local women-owned organizations such as Femme Fatale DC, which is a collective of local female creatives and entrepreneurs. There will also be vendors selling jewelry, candles, clothing and art. HERAFest is partnering with ArtFarm Annapolis, who will bring their youthful Fearless Female photography class to shoot the whole festival.

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