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"Venues such as The Hi-Fi and organizations like Indiana Music Industry Relief Fund—which was started by the nonprofit Midway Music Speaks and focuses on support for women and non-binary musicians—have launched fundraising pages to raise money while closures and cancellations have taken away income."
By Megan Fernandez - April 13, 2020
MidWay Music Festival brings solidarity, connections to multiple Bloomington stages
"We’d barely recovered from Lotus Festival when the seeds planted by those artists sprouted into MidWay Music Festival flowers in Bloomington."
By Arielle Soussan - October 7, 2019
The Herald Times
MidWay Music Festival, in its third year, focuses on female and nonbinary artists
"Festival season isn’t quite over yet.
As fans fold up their crisp new Lotus World Music & Arts Festival T-shirts and tuck away their new 26th annual festival pins, it’s already time to plan for next weekend, when MidWay Music Festival will return to downtown Bloomington."
By Jenny Porter Tilly - September 29, 2019
The Herald Times
Meet Amy O, The Indy Rocker and Educator Who Founded Bloomington, Indiana's First Girls Rock Camp
"The Bloomington camp that Oelsner ran with volunteers joined a long-standing global network of Girls Rock Camps that, though independently organised, all aim to empower through music."
By Karen Gwee - October 8, 2019 - Guitar.com
MidWay Music Festival prooves that girls rock. Literally.
“'It was a great event and the best that Bloomington has to offer,' Fagin said. 'It’s wonderful to have a festival which showcases so much diversity within the Bloomington music scene.'"
By Grace Abushalback - October 7, 2019
Indiana Daily Student
MidWay Music Fest:
Alexi King & Rachel Glago
"A senior at Indiana University in 2016, Alexi King turned her work at an internship into MidWay Music Festival. Dedicated to promoting and connecting women and those who identify as women through music, the Fest features performers and music professionals from all over the United States."
By Michael Glab - October 3, 2019
Big Talk, WFHB
Music Festival Strives for a more Inclusive Scene
"In 2016, Alexi King, a recent graduate of IU Bloomington, decided that there was something wrong with music festivals...King decided she needed to do more to increase female representation at music festivals."
By Rick Brewer - September 05, 2018
MidWay Music Festival Puts Women Center Stage
"Music festivals are booming across the country, but the vast majority of lineups still mostly feature men. MidWay Music Festival is breaking that trend, giving female musicians more of a place on the stage. 'We hope to create a safe space for musicians and women’s arts,' explains Rachel Glago, Marketing Director for the festival."