Women in Music

Women in Music

As Social Media & Digital Content Coordinator for Summerfest, you might say music is a big part of my life. I'm an avid concert-goer, I love discovering new music, and I always have music on as the soundtrack to life.

Hence, I have a playlist for everything; for running and lifting, while I’m working, when traveling, and of course when I want to chill. But something recently surprised me when I took a moment to look back at which artists I'd seen live and listened to most in 2017. I noticed that there weren’t many female artists in my playlists. Sure I listened to plenty of female artists, but they weren't topping my charts – and I decided then to change that.

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, workout more, or commit to better ourselves some way. I decided to make a slightly different resolution: “To celebrate more female artists in 2018”. My first step in sticking to my resolution was to create a playlist I aptly titled "Lady Favs." I dug through my library of music and put my favorite female artists into the playlist. I also reached out to friends and family and asked them for recommendations and suggestions. Eventually I had a great playlist of female artists which I’d like to share with you today. While I capped this playlist at 100, this by no means is an exhaustive list. There's plenty of female artists to discover in 2018.

Kellie M. is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Summerfest

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