Venus Fest Announces 2020 Programming with Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls, Ansley Simpson

The online festivities will be hosted by Sook-Yin Lee

BY Matt BobkinPublished Sep 10, 2020

Venus Fest, Toronto's annual celebration of women and non-binary people in music and arts leadership, will be going digital for this year's proceedings. From September 29 to October 2, Venus Fest will be hosting original video performances, online panels and mentorship sessions.

The music portion of the festival will take place during the evenings of October 1 and 2, featuring performances by Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Ansley Simpson, Hand Habits, Wild Black and Ceréna Sierra paired with original videos. The events will be hosted by broadcaster and musician Sook-Yin Lee.

Conference sessions will take place the evenings of September 28 to 30, featuring topics including "Financial Literacy for Artists," "Re-Localizing and Rebuilding our Scenes" and "Is Change Happening?" The free sessions will be livestreamed, and viewers will be able to ask questions to panellists via Facebook and YouTube.

Venus Fest will also be hosting one-on-one mentorship sessions, allowing emerging artists and arts workers to chat with members of the music industry.

Learn more about the festival via Venus Fest's website and the below promotional video.

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