Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
LADYFEST is an annual music festival held on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, MA and presented by The Ritz Cafe on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It was co-founded by Rose Guerin and Kelly Feirtag in 2017, with special assistance by The Ritz Cafe owner, Larkin Stallings. The event features musical artists from many genres including rock, soul, and pop. The event includes several stages, with the main stage anchored at the top of Circuit Ave and a secondary stage in Healy Square.
LADYFEST partners with CONNECT To End Domestic Violence. The mission of CONNECT is to reduce domestic and sexual violence on Martha’s Vineyard by changing the social norms through education, advocacy, and community mobilization. This also includes providing crisis intervention services, counseling, and support services for victims. A portion of profits goes directly to CONNECT, with funds assisting victims with housing, bills, groceries, and any other needs.
“A lot of people are surprised there is such a huge amount of support for victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence…It’s such a fun event, and really gives everyone an excuse to come together and enjoy the night.”– Jennifer Neary, Program Director, CONNECT to End Violence