Harvey Milk Festival http://www.harveymilkfestival.org Supporting diversity and promoting equality for the LGBTQ community. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:52:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Guest Bartender Fundraiser for HMF April 23rd@ The Shamrock http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/guest-bartender-fundraiser-for-hmf/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/guest-bartender-fundraiser-for-hmf/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:40:42 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=4187

The Shamrock

2257 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

Thursday, April 23 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm



“Get a taste of the tease that BLACK DIAMOND BURLESQUE is known for. Special appearances and performances by your favorite Dames and Dandies!”

Hosted By: Sarasota Music SceneBlack Diamond Burlesque andShamrock Pub
FREE EVENT DONATIONS SuggestedSpecial Guest Bartenders have been invited to Man the Taps, all proceeds from the evening go to benefit The 6th Annual Harvey Milk FestivalDJ David Curran will be spinning your favorite party hits from era’s pastFood Truck Southern Smoke BBQ Catering will be servin’ up some tasty BBQ!!!A Raffle will be held featuring some really cool donations from local businesses
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HMF Fundraiser @ Growler’s Pub April 26th http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/hmf-fundraiser-growlers-pub-april-26th/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/hmf-fundraiser-growlers-pub-april-26th/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:57:40 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=4176 “Bingo For Equality”

Get your Tickets NOW!! April 26 at HMF Sponsor Growlers Sarasota
‘Bingo for Equality’ Starring Sarasota’s Queens of Bingo
Hosted By HMF 2015 Sponsors Growlers (Craft Brew) Pub and Sarasota Music Scene @GrowlersPub @SRQMusicScene @BenevaF

Special Music Guest ‘Scrape Rockers’ Teach Me Equals

Featuring: Miss Beneva Fruitville Queen of Drag Queen Bingo Actress, Comedian, TV Personality Hostess with the Mostess… and some balls and Felicity Liemont Roxx of the Seven Seas

Baja Boys Grill 2014 BEST Food Truck will be Serving up Tasty Tacos and MexiCali Treats

We will also have A fabulous HMF Raffle

Entry Fee $10 Donation All Proceeds Go to Benefit The 2015 Harvey Milk Festival (Includes Bingo Cards)

TICKETS AVAILABLE on EVENTBRITE http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bingo-for-equality-tickets-1642…

Get $5.00 off your FIRST Drink With
Event Brite Ticket


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Harvey Milk Festival Scholarship Program 2015 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/harvey-milk-festival-scholarship-program-2015/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/harvey-milk-festival-scholarship-program-2015/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:53:36 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=4208


                        APRIL 20th, 2015

Thank you for your efforts in cultivating awareness and support for Sarasota’s LGBTQ community.
We recently invited all Sarasota County high schools to participate in our first annual scholarship program.
We have been awarded a college scholarship grant for $1000 from the Community Foundation and would like to make the opportunity available to members of your high school’s LGBTQ alliance by way of participating in an essay contest.
The contest intends to educate the youth through research and creative writing of Harvey Milk’s legacy and the impact he made on the civil-rights movement and LGBTQ youth.
All Sarasota County LGBTQ high-school students are invited to write an essay in order for a chance to win the $1000 scholarship.

Click the link below for more information.


Thank you,
Shannon Fortner & The Board of Directors
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Band Line Up http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/band-line-up/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/04/band-line-up/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:37:26 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=4154 11016100_1024726887556878_5309916833500001880_n

The 6th Annual Harvey Milk Festival (HMF) will take place May 16, 2015, culminating in a 10 band concert at Five Points Park in historic Sarasota Florida. The mission of HMF is to honor and celebrate the life of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay Americans elected to public office, by fostering emerging talent in musicians and artists who support diversity and reject discrimination.

Ken Shelin of Equality Florida will be our key note speaker.

Shakira Refos will return as our Emcee.

The Festival will begin at 2:30pm with an Opening Ceremony featuring Suzanne Atwell.

2:40pm-3:10pm Jami Gee

3:25pm-3:55pm Red Feather

4:10pm-4:40pm Chasing Jonah

4:55pm-5:35pm Beach Day

5:50pm-6:30pm Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass

6:30pm-6:45pm Keynote Speaker: Ken Shelin

6:45pm-7:30pm Lost Lander

7:45pm- 8:30pm MeteorEYES

8:45pm-9:35pm Kodak to Graph

9:35pm-9:50pm Candlelight Vigil

9:50pm-10:45pm Yip Deceiver

11pm-11:55pm Bright Light Bright

11:55pm-12am Closing Ceremony


The HMF MUSIC official after party will be held at THROB Nightclub.


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Equality Gallery: Call to artists http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/03/equality-gallery-call-to-artists/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/03/equality-gallery-call-to-artists/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:44:18 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=4128 The Equality Gallery is seeking emerging contemporary artists currently working in Florida to participate in the 2015 Harvey Milk Festival. The exhibition will be on view at the HuB in downtown Sarasota from May 15–May 31, 2015. Submissions are open to artists working in any discipline, including two- and three-dimensional media, performance, and installations. Artists are encouraged to consider the context of the Equality Gallery within the larger framework of the festival, but are not limited to these themes. Submissions are to be completed on the Harvey Milk Festival website and are due by April 25, 2015.

316145_630622816967289_7526733_nThe 6th Annual Harvey Milk Festival will take place in Five Points Park, located in historic downtown Sarasota from May 14 -16, 2015. The Equality Gallery’s Opening Reception will be held the evening of May 15, 2015. The mission of the festival is to honor and celebrate the life of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay Americans elected to public office, by fostering emerging talent in musicians and artists who support diversity and reject discrimination. The festival is supported entirely by volunteers, sponsors, donations, advertising, and concessions;  a portion of sales from the Equality Gallery will be donated to Harvey Milk Festival, Inc., a 501©(3) charitable nonprofit organization.

For additional information contact natalya@harveymilkfestival.com



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2015 HMF VENUES http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/03/2015-hmf-music-lineup/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/03/2015-hmf-music-lineup/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:55:40 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=3998 Hey Everyone:

We have the 10 bands for the 2015 HMF lineup! We’ll be announcing shortly on FB and Twitter! In the meantime, please help us by sharing updates about HMF with your family and friends. We can’t wait to see you dancing in the streets! This year’s lineup includes bands from Portland, Athens, New York City, Johnson City, and all over Florida!


May 14: HMF FILM

Burns Court Cinemas

506 Burns Ln Sarasota, FL

May 15: HMF ART

Opening Reception 7pm-11pm. Exhibit will open to the public until May 31st.

The HUB 1680 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL


Five Points Park/downtown Sarasota

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2014 Harvey Milk Festival: Slow Magic http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/01/2014-harvey-milk-festival-slow-magic/ http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/2015/01/2014-harvey-milk-festival-slow-magic/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:06:21 +0000 http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/?p=3919

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HMF Save the Date!

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