Women in Music Weekend features Musical Moms

Between homework, imparting life lessons, extracurriculars, work life, and our own passions – motherhood is a constant balancing act. I know I find myself rocking it some days and other days I look in the backseat and there is my daughters backpack (and a random sneaker) at 1:30 in the afternoon on a school day. How do you manage to teach tiny humans and fulfill your own passions outside of the home? Mamas who are also music lovers can find a little inspiration at the Women in Music Weekend.

August 9th – 12th, Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will be hosting the largest Downtown Women in Music Weekend in the state.

This event will include over 25 local female musicians and 15+ venues. Women in Music Weekend is an incredible way to support local women in the growing Huntsville music industry and explore some of the awesome venues downtown has to offer. These performances are completely free to attend, yes FREE!

Music & Motherhood

One thing that made me truly excited about this event – besides the awesome girl power – was that several of these rockstar ladies are moms as well. Ingrid Marie, one of the featured musicians, had this to say about motherhood and her music career.


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“…[T]o operate this way takes great self-care. At first it feels wrong to put time aside for yourself when you have a newborn. But after a certain week, once baby has found an equilibrium in the home — we MUST do what we are. One day early on, both children saw their first Mom show, in front row seats on the lap of a family friend. Parenting is Passion!”

The takeaway from all this is very simple. Women are amazing and it is completely acceptable for you to rock a stroller and a guitar. The backpack in the backseat is not the end of the world – you mom, are a ROCKSTAR.

We invite you to attend one or more of the Downtown Women in Music Weekend performances. For more information about the musicians, venues, or a schedule – please visit the Downtown Huntsville, Inc Facebook Event Page.


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Women In Music Weekend

What: Over 20 female musicians performing at over 10 Downtown Huntsville area venues over the course of 4 days
When: August 9-12, 2018
Where: Get the full lineup below!
How Much: FREE

Women in Music Lineup

THURSDAY
Below the Radar Brewing Company – Cheryl Llewellyn 7-9pm
Honest Coffee Roasters – Huntsville- Cassandra Mitchell 4-6pm
Mad Malts Brewing – Alex Hendrix & Friends (featuring Karen Newsum, Caitlyn Trousdale and Susanna Robbins) 6-8pm
Straight To Ale Brewing Speakeasy – Ingrid Marie 7-10pm
Otbx – Ally Free 7-10pm
Church Street Wine Shoppe – Judy Allison 6-9pm
Northside Square – Ashley Rose Kent 5-8pm
Busking on the Square – Margaret Carpenter 5-8pm
Busking on the Square – Claire Carpenter 5-8pm

FRIDAY
Straight To Ale Brewing Gym- Wanda Wesolowski 7-8pm, Jenny Parrott 8-10pm
Yellowhammer Brewing- Bonner Black 7-10pm
Humphrey’s Bar & Grill- Alex Hendrix 6-9pm, Seeking Babylon 9pm-12am
Wish You Were Beer-Campus No. 805 – Cheryl Llewelyn 8-11pm
Otbx – Ally Free 7-10pm
Salty Nut Brewery – TBD
InnerSpace Brewing- Mulan Thorneberry 7-9pm
Voodoo Lounge Bar & Grill- Dawn Osborne Band 10pm -1:30am
Northside Square- Katie Balash 5-8pm
Clinton Avenue – Sarah Weeks 5-8pm

SATURDAY
InnerSpace Brewing Company – Seeking Babylon 7-10pm
Cyn Shea’s Café & Catering a Division of Serving Hope, Inc. – Ingrid Marie 10:30am-1:30pm
Green Bus Brewing – Wanda Wesolowski 7-10pm
Straight To Ale Brewing – Round featuring Lana White, Cristina Lynn, Victoria Jones and Alex Hendrix 8-10pm
Humphrey’s Bar & Grill – Ally Free 6-9m
Wish You Were Beer-Campus No. 805 – Ashley Greer 8-11pm
Vape South Campus 805- Dawn & Jason Duo 8-11pm
Salty Nut Brewery – TBD
AM Booth’s Lumberyard – April Pendergrass 6-9pm, Bon Bon Vivant


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SUNDAY
Below the Radar brunch – Ally Free
SiP – Helaina Brundage 5-7pm
Humphrey’s Bar & Grill – Judy Allison 6-9pm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katelyn Henderson serves as the Director of Communication and Membership for Downtown Huntsville, Inc. She is a graduate from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has truly developed a passion for the city. Katelyn previously worked for the Huntsville Botanical Garden where she developed a love for the nonprofit world and tourism industry. Her family loves Huntsville and has enjoyed putting down roots in the Rocket City.