On the second day of BABES FEST 2018, my true love gave to me badass intellectual industry babes and a whole host of small businesses to support. Join us on Sept. 1 for four hours of shopping local and listening to women and nonbinary folks in the music industry discuss their work. Featuring a four-hour set by Chulita Vinyl Club and a pop-up library with The Womanist Read-In Project, tickets are only $10 or included with the BABES FEST 3-Day Pass.



emceed by stand-up comedian and late-night show host Meghan Ross

1:00 PM
A Discussion on Inclusion Riders with Sarah Rucker of Full Gallop: In this panel, Sarah Rucker will propose the concept of an inclusion rider. Much like any rider an artist submits for a performance, an inclusion rider stipulates the cultural and inclusivity requirements an artist expects upon collaboration with an institution or organization. Rucker, joined by Paula Maya (Brazilian-born musical artist), Piper LeMoine, and Raquel Peña (owner of Merch Gal and member of Chulita Vinyl Club), will discuss the politics of these riders, how others have used them and her intentions for inclusion riders in Austin, Texas.

2:00 PM
Artist Talk with LouLou GhelichkhaniLouLou Ghelichkahani was born in San Jose, California and raised in Paris, France. The singer/songwriter records and performs with Thievery Corporation, as well as Bonefur and Night Glitter. In this artist talk, we'll discuss her career, as well as the observations she has made of the industry over the years.

3:00 PM
Working In Creative Industry Panel, in coordination with Universe, featuring Bianca Flores of Fons PR (formerly the voice behind Fun Fun Fun Fest and Sound on Sound Fest), DJ Girlfriend (organizer behind GayCL), Jazz Mills (singer and founder of Pearl Fest) and more. This talk will explore what it looks like to organize independent festivals and cultural moments in today's creative industry climate.

4:00 PM
Artist Talk with OSHUNOSHUN is an independent hip-hop/soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all. Since the release of their debut mixtape ASASE YAA in 2015, OSHUN has amassed a social following of over 150k people between Youtube, Instagram and Facebook alone. They’ve been recognized by media heavy-hitters, such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, The FADER, Viceland, Huffington Post, NPR, Essence and Vogue (just to name a few). 


1:00 to 5:00 PM
Set by Chulita Vinyl Club: Austin


1:00 to 5:00 PM
The Womanist Read-In led by Emma Robinson of The Afiya Center
The Womanist Read-In is a radical, Black, woman-centered space, designed to frame reading time with social time while imagining a future where: access to revolutionary texts is the norm and earning continues to be a group activity after formal schooling ends.

crafther market pop-up runnING from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, featuring makers and woman-owned small businesses:

🌻Mija Cultura
🌻Sister Petra Vintage
🌻Primary Structures Ceramics
🌻Luv Fats
🌻Byron & Blue
🌻Mural Nomad
🌻Yes, Ma'am
🌻Meg Ya Look!
🌻Rhianna Marie Chan
🌻Little Green Press ATX
🌻Nature of Mind
🌻birdie jewelry
🌻Lys Art + Jewelry
🌻Mujeres de la Luna
🌻natural mystic skincare
🌻The Spiritual Garden
🌻las ofrendas
🌻Nido Structures



Tickets for BABES FEST DAY TWO are $10 individually and included complimentary in the $50 3-day package.