Thin Lips, Trophy Wife, Soul Glo and more playing benefit festivals in April
Thin Lips | photo by Jessica Flynn | courtesy of the artist

Local bands are teaming up for a run of benefit festivals this spring, supporting organizations that are crucial to queer and POC communities. Electrifest: Radical Queer Empowered Healthcare and Wellness expands the fest model to include symposium-style discussions on April 8th and 9th at The Rotunda, while the 4th annual Get Better Fest supports the Trans Assistance Project, Youth Emergency Services, and Women Against Abuse on April 28th at Glittery Gallery, April 29th at the First Unitarian Church, and April 30th at PhilaMOCA.

Organized by the Strange Dreams collective, Electrifest will be a gathering of queer/POC artists and allies that addresses the need for improving healthcare services and accessibility for people in marginalized groups. In addition to sets from King Azaz, PINKWASH, Trophy Wife, and other local acts, the folks in Strange Dreams have lined-up panel discussions and lectures with progressively-minded EMTs, nurses, advocates, and other healthcare professionals. The goal is to do some self-care through music while giving attendees the opportunity to take part in conversations about the health and well-being concerns these communities face.

A few weeks later, the 4th annual Get Better Fest hits a few different spots around town with +HIRS+, Soul Glo, Amanda X, Thin Lips, Pinkwash and more in tow. Organized by Get Better Records, the three-day event will donate proceeds to the Trans Assistance Project, Youth Emergency Services, and Women Against Abuse.

More information for Electrifest can be found here. Tickets and info for Get Better Fest can be found here. Check out some of the performing bands below.

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