Outside of the splendor of Beychella, mainstream festival stages are notoriously short on female acts. But Cardi B, City Girls, Teyana Taylor, Brandy, and Jill Scott will be changing that this summer.
The performers will be part of Live Nation Urban’s all-female concerts and events, “Femme It Forward,” intended to highlight the power of women’s voices and femininity.
“Femme It Forward” will also include panel discussions, comedy shows, and other activities attendees can participate in and be inspired by in addition to the concerts. It will also feature performances by Tweet, Rico Nasty, Ari Lennox, Monica, Mya, Keri Hilson, Amerie, Lil Mo, Faith Evans, Jorga Smith and more.
The tour will make stops in D.C., Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and other cities.
The series will also work to empower women who aren’t on the stage. A portion of ticket sales from each stop will be donated to charitable organizations that seek to advance women’s causes.
Tickets for the first ever Femme It Forward series will go on sale Friday, at 10 a.m. ET, exclusively via LiveNation.com.