Organizers behind the event, which is a fundraiser for Connect to End Violence, announced Friday that it will now take place inside the Ritz Cafe and Dos Mas.

The seventh annual Ladyfest takes place this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 11 p.m., featuring 10 bands and two DJs on two stages, and numerous Island food and retail vendors.

Ladyfest, a music festival that benefits an Island domestic violence prevention program, received Oak Bluffs select board approval after an organizer promised to keep the festival smaller than years past.


Women took to the streets on Saturday not in protest but in celebration for the fifth annual Ladyfest music festival.

Ladyfest, the female-centric music festival, is expanding from performances on just the lower half of Circuit avenue to the whole block. That means more acts and more vendors.


When asked how many bands will be performing at this year’s LadyfestMV on Saturday night, co-founder Rose Guerin answered: “A million.”