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Get Ready for Provincetown’s Third-Annual Washashore Festival Featuring a Rising Tide of Queer Musical Talent

Get Ready for Provincetown’s Third-Annual Washashore Festival Featuring a Rising Tide of Queer Musical Talent

In year three of the annual music festival, rising queer musicians are set to perform a genre-bending and unforgettable musical experience.

The Washashore Festival has become an annual staple of Provincetown for a couple years now, and they’re not slowing down on expanding their queer music extravaganza anytime soon. The Washashore Festival is Provincetown’s genre-bending, queer music festival that celebrates the freedom, breadth, and power of queer expression. In its third year, Washashore Festival will play host to national and rising musical acts alongside Provincetown’s own local talent for an unforgettable weekend of queer artistry.

Taking place on October 7th and 8th this year, Washashore Festival brings people together for a weekend that fosters community with singers inspiring self-expression for all people attending. A great way Washashore plans to bring people together is with Tony Award-winning writer, actor and musician John Cameron Mitchell, one of alt-culture’s boldest creators and one of the biggest queer art pioneers in modern history. Mitchell is the perfect embodiment of Washashore’s spirit, and other than hosting, he has a set planned of performances throughout the night.

Joining Mitchell as the headline for the festival is queer rising star singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers, who has been a major hit with queer music fans since his hit major label debut “Pluto.” Described as the love child of Elton John and David Bowie, Rogers is expected to put on a set filled with individualistic artistry and energetic pop melodies for his first-ever time performing in Provincetown.

Joining Rogers in providing queer entertainment for festival goers include trans Korean-American synthpop guitarist Superknova, who is returning after an electric and rousing performance last year at Washashore, and both composer and DJ Andrew Lenox and singer Joao Santos who have an original immersive musical piece designed specifically for Provincetown’s largest event space, the historic Town Hall.

But the festivities first begin Saturday night with the second-annual Net Gala at Provincetown’s Crown & Anchor with performances by local rapper Drizzy Bravo and headliner Boyfriend, a rap-cabaret performer who has amazed audiences across the country and has collaborated with icon Big Freedia. The night will end with Mitchell’s Provincetown version of his legendary New York party, The Mattachine.

Anyone who is going to be in Provincetown this October will not want to miss Washashore Festival. “Washashore Festival is a festival for everyone! Every single human wants to celebrate by living their most authentic life, and there’s no better place to do that than in Provincetown with live music from the most amazing queer artists in the world,” said Washashore Festival Executive Director Aaron Clayton.

Experience the queer music festival that reflects Provincetown’s unique soul with performers that embody individuality, diversity, love, acceptance, and joy in a town where everyone, especially the LGBTQ+ community, is welcome.

The Washashore Festival is presented by The Provincetown Brewing Co., Crown & Anchor, and Tangle-Made Productions.

This is a 21+ event with tickets ranging from $65 to $200. Tickets are available here. View the full lineup at and follow @washashorfest on Instagram for updates.
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