DATE: AUGUST 23, 2010
MORE THAN 90
ACTS COME TOGETHER
FOR THIS SUMMER’S
CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSIC
FOR LOCAL CHARITIES AND i4c CAMPAIGN
“I have a moral and social responsibility as a human being to give back what I can,” says SARAH McLACHLAN who co-founded the tour with Terry McBride, Marty Diamond and Dan Fraser.
The Lilith ’10 tour contributed $200,000 to local women’s charities in each of the markets with another $300,000 going to the I4C campaign, which designated four social & environmental enterprises (Alter Eco, Better World Books, To-Go Ware and Grameen America) that received growth capital from the Lilith i4c Campaign.
More than 90 acts–all led or comprised entirely of women–came together “with the same purpose of uniting women and song…” (DENVER POST). This year’s LILITH ’10 line-up featured debut performances from Mary J. Blige, Miranda Lambert, Cat Power, Colbie Caillat, Jenni Rivera and Heart, among others. It also included a variety of artists who participated in the original Lilith Fair, among them Sheryl Crow, Indigo Girls, Court Yard Hounds (Dixie Chicks), Erykah Badu, Emmylou Harris and Tegan & Sara.
In addition, each show along the tour route was kicked off by the winner of the www.Ourstage.com Lilith Local Talent Search. Every show concluded with the line-up collaborating onstage while other performers organically teamed up throughout the tour as ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.COM noted of one such pairing at the Irvine, CA show: “…Miranda (Lambert) brought out new Lilith bestie Brandi Carlile for the best number of the night, a passionate duet on Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy.’ Two women singing those lyrics in perfect harmony while grinning into each others’ eyes? A Lilith dream come true on every level…”
“Lilith 2010 was an amazing experience for me on so many levels,” McLACHLAN said. “It felt so great to be back out on the road and sharing the stage with so many talented women. For me, Lilith has always represented a sense of community, and that's the greatest thing I take away from these shows. To be able to create an environment where both established artists and up-and-comers can join together, learn from one another and feed off each other's energy is such a great gift.”
The Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers noted, “I loved being part of Lilith Fair. It was nice to have been a part of it so long ago and then to get to come back and meet, listen to, and sing with younger artists. The power of women in music lives on.”
Danielle Romeo, Lilith/Nettwerk
212-760-1540 x 22
Marcee Rondan, MSO
818-380-0400 x 248
Bari Lieberman, MSO
818-380-0400 x 222