OUT/LOUD is the biggest women’s queer music festival in the Northwest and it’s happening right here in downtown Eugene in Kesey Square. Once called Lesbopalooza, the name was changed to be more inclusive. The day will be filled with spoken word artists, slam poetry and an onslaught of performers including Tender Forever, Siche Green-Mitchel, Nikole Potulsy and many more. OUT/LOUD celebrates the diversity of queer women and is also paving the way for progressive and alternative music in Eugene. With a beer garden full of local brews and food vendors serving up scrumptious snacks, you can’t go wrong with this event.
Headlining the festival is Nina Sky, a genre and boundary-broaching music group made up of identical twins from Queens, NY, with as much talent as it has attitude. Nina Sky fuses hip hop, reggaeton, pop and R&B into modern masterpieces that have caught the attention of several high-brow record labels. The twins’ 2004 hit single “Move Your Body” put them on the charts and they’ve been burning up tracks (and frequent flyer miles) ever since.
OUT/LOUD is 12pm-11pm Saturday, June 9, at Kesey Square.