The All Things Go Music Festival returns for its ninth year at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. It is a two-day festival on September 30 and October 1 this year.
This year, the festival is dominated by non-male performers – over 70% of the lineup. Sixteen artists perform daily, some of the more popular ones being Maggie Rogers. Carly Rae Jepsen, Lana Del Rey, and Boygenius. If that wasn’t enough to build anticipation, other artists that will be there include Ethel Cain, Meet Me @ the Altar, and Fletcher.
Music isn’t the only thing to look forward to. Since their goal is to create memories for everybody in the community, there will also be immersive art, interactive experiences, and a beer garden. Their website says “All Things Go is rooted in inclusive community experiences, and our mission is centered around building one-of-kind moments that fans can share and remember together.”
Amplify Her Voice, an organization that fights for gender equality in the music industry, has worked with All Things Go since 2018 to make sure more women are included in the lineup. After working with AHV, 52-81% of the artists performing were either solo women artists or bands that included at least one. Past acts have included Billie Eilish, HAIM, Melanie Martinez, and Girl in Red.
On the AHV website, there are multiple resources available for women regarding mental health, sexual assault prevention, education, and more. There is also a page where you can view available opportunities in the music industry – internships, mentorships, and volunteering. Amplify Her Voice also has a blog where they highlight women artists.
Tickets for All Things Go are sold out right now, but, you can join the waitlist here.