Womenfest To Sizzle With Music, Film And Island Entertainment

Womenfest celebrates lesbians and their friends in a big way.

Key West’s Womenfest is a celebration for lesbians and their friends that offer performances by high-energy musicians, productions ranging from burlesque to drag, sunset sailing excursions and parties at LGBT landmarks.

Headlining performers include the all-female five-piece band Sister Funk, heating up the stage with an electric blend of original tunes and pop/rock/dance covers; singer-songwriter Jennifer Corday, who has opened for stars ranging from Cher to the Dave Matthews Band and is known for her passionate vocals; and DJ Citizen Jane, who has played Pride festivals across the U.S.

Womenfest attendees can also enjoy a sizzling Saturday night show starring Key West Burlesque and delicious drag performances by some of the island’s top female impersonators.

In addition, showings of the “Girl Noticed” empowering charcoal mural project and “Easy Abby” are to take place at The Studios of Key West.

The Womenfest schedule begins with an opening night party at Aqua Nightclub starting at 5 PM on Thursday September 10. The Studios of Key West showing follows, as do drag performances by the Aquanettes at Aqua and Sushi and the 801 Girls at the 801 Bourbon Bar.

Sister Funk takes to the water on Friday September 11 with a concert at sea presented by Sunset Watersports beginning at 5:30 PM. Other Friday highlights include a late-night party at Aqua with DJ Citizen Jane.

Saturday’s fun includes two pool parties, an offbeat bicycle parade and a sunset sail presented by Fury Water Adventures starting at 6 PM and featuring live music by Corday.

As well as performances, the festival schedule includes a beach party beside the Atlantic Ocean, soirees that showcase the island city’s club scene, a Texas Hold ‘Em poker afternoon and Sunday evening “gay bingo” hosted by Key West’s outrageous Qmitch.

Womenfest concludes Sunday night with a drag show at Aqua.