♡ friends first fest ♡

hi fam! as you know, “fmly fest” is an international recurring collectively-organized music and arts fest that has taken various shapes over the past 6 years in new york, boston, los angeles, phoenix, orlando, minneapolis, and elsewhere. in advance of a similarly-minded fest we’ll be hosting later this fall, we’re getting ready with a special 1-night event at the silent barn in new york city.

on saturday, august 23, silent barn will host “friends first fest”, a first timers mini-fest and fmly fest fundraiser. in order for fmly fest to be the inclusive and open event that we’d like it to be, we need to work to create spaces to intentionally showcase voices typically underrepresented in music and art communities (and in general).

"friends first" aims to celebrate new projects & new artists. every project on this line-up is being debuted on this night! at least half the members of each act have never "been in a band before" or are trying a new instrument/project for the first time. all are welcome to apply for a spot on the line-up, though since space is limited, preference will be given to queer, POC, and female-identifying artists.

♡ call for submissions ♡

if you are an artist interested in performing please email friendsf1rst (at) thefmly (dot) com by august 8th. the line-up will be announced the following week. 

if you need a place to practice before the 23rd email us and we will help you coordinate something.

shouts to philly’s first times the charm + similar fests for endless inspiration ♡♡♡

thanks!
xoxo
bklyn fmly friends

♡ friends first fest ♡

hi fam! as you know, “fmly fest” is an international recurring collectively-organized music and arts fest that has taken various shapes over the past 6 years in new york, boston, los angeles, phoenix, orlando, minneapolis, and elsewhere. in advance of a similarly-minded fest we’ll be hosting later this fall, we’re getting ready with a special 1-night event at the silent barn in new york city.

on saturday, august 23, silent barn will host “friends first fest”, a first timers mini-fest and fmly fest fundraiser. in order for fmly fest to be the inclusive and open event that we’d like it to be, we need to work to create spaces to intentionally showcase voices typically underrepresented in music and art communities (and in general).

"friends first" aims to celebrate new projects & new artists. every project on this line-up is being debuted on this night! at least half the members of each act have never "been in a band before" or are trying a new instrument/project for the first time. all are welcome to apply for a spot on the line-up, though since space is limited, preference will be given to queer, POC, and female-identifying artists.

♡ call for submissions ♡

if you are an artist interested in performing please email friendsf1rst (at) thefmly (dot) com by august 8th. the line-up will be announced the following week.

if you need a place to practice before the 23rd email us and we will help you coordinate something.

shouts to philly’s first times the charm + similar fests for endless inspiration ♡♡♡

thanks!
xoxo
bklyn fmly friends

FMLY FEST LOS ANGELES

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of FMLY Fest Los Angeles, this December 28th and 29th. Months of planning, co-organizing, and working groups can only take us so far, as we strongly rely on our civic community to support the needs of our projects. Unfortunately, due to the autonomous and independent climate of Los Angeles’ arts communities, we could not find a safe space capable of hosting our festival. We believe it best to put our Los Angeles celebration on hold rather than to host an event in a location that does not challenge us or offer a positive ethic.

Though this decision has been deeply saddening we believe that rather than accept this loss as a failure, we should celebrate the reasons why this has happened through discussion and creation. Rather than present the FMLY Fest we had planned for Los Angeles we invite everyone to take part in FMLY Fest Phoenix December 27th and 28th, as well as various events we will share in the coming days.

We can’t wait to make magic with 2k14.

Line up and Mixtape!

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We are so proud and excited to announce the first wave of music for this years FMLY FEST 2013 LA. With over 600 submissions this year, it has been a long and difficult process. So many amazing bands and individuals make amazing music which made the process even harder.

For your listening pleasure, here is vol. 1 of the FMLY FEST LA 2K13 mixtape. It includes brand new songs from LA Girlfriend, J LITT, and Death Valley Girls. We also have the pleasure of welcoming FMLY members from other parts of the country including CS Luxem (Lawrence, KS), Vacation Dad (Minneapolis, MN), Caleb Johannes (Boston, MA), Playboy Manbaby (Phoenix, AZ), Pregnant (Sacramento, CA), Little Spoon (Rochester, NY), Yohuna (Eau Claire, WC), and Twin Steps (Oakland, CA).

Bandcamp

Sneak peak of this years fmly fest flyer!

Sneak peak of this years fmly fest flyer!

Fmly fest pre party tonight!rsvp for more info!

Fmly fest pre party tonight!rsvp for more info!

First FMLY FEST LA Pre-party!

First FMLY FEST LA Pre-party!