we strive to

Educate. Empower. Entertain. 

MidWay Music Speaks is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, IN that celebrates & connects women and non-binary people in music via promotion, empowerment, and performance opportunities.

The organization was established in 2018 following the first ever MidWay Music Festival that took place in September of 2017.  After seeing the potential for growth & a greater impact, the festival was taken to the next level and transformed into MidWay Music Speaks, which now houses a variety of programs for individuals of all ages. 

MidWay strives to: encourage more women of all identities and non-binary people to make music, bring more gender diversity to the stage, provide youth with strong mentors, make the music industry more accessible to those looking for experience, and create a community of musicians from varying experience levels. Our organization hopes to educate, empower, and entertain.

Our Team

Alexi King

Founder &

Creative Director

Rachel Glago

Executive Director

Amy Oelsner

Girls Rock Director

Emily Tucker

Booking Coordinator

 

Sarah Cassidy

Marketing & Development assistant

James Nedley

Fundraising & Events Intern

Kate Bentley

Marketing & Admin Intern

 

committee Members

moving towards anti-racism

Jada Bee, Chair

Byrne Bridges

Josh Johnson

Amy Oelsner

Dina Tahamouqa

Hallie Buese

Jae Gasana

James Nedley

Jilly Rafalski

Josh Joshson

Sarah Cassidy

Stephanie Blandford

Lindsay Nash

Fundraising & Events

Byrne Bridges, Chair

Jilly Rafalski

Kate Bentley

Katie Maher

Lina Yanson

Maggie Zielinski

Marlo Owczarzak

Sarah Cassidy

Festival Planning

Josh Johnson, Chair

Dina Tahamouqa

Sarah Cassidy

Lindsay Nash

Lina Yanson

Zachary Taylor

Marketing & Outreach

Board Members

Lina Yanson

Board President

Josh Johnson

Board VP

Zachary Taylor

Treasurer

Byrne Bridges

Secretary

Gnat Bowden

Board Member

Jada Bee

Board Member

Katie Maher

Board Member

Stephanie Blandford

Board Member

Special thanks to our Software Engineers, Jordan & N0ah Gaeta!

MIDWAY MUSIC SPEAKS

PO BOX #2295,

Bloomington, IN

info@midwaymusicspeaks.org

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