March 7 Int’l Women’s Day Queens of Music Festival at The Gateway – Band and Artist detail

Talia Keys (Stefan Poulos Photography)

The Gateway, Utah’s premier community gathering, dining and entertainment destination, is partnering with KRCL Radio 90.9fm and THE BLOCKS for an International Women’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2-10 p.m. The festival will feature a day full of live music, live mural paintings of iconic “queens of music,” vendors that support women-run business, panel discussions and a free screening of RBG, sponsored by Bumble, held at Kiln Co-working. A special Women & Wine pop-up bar by Vine Lore will feature hand-selected wines from four glass-crashing female wine makers.

Stage Schedule is: 2:30 p.m. Jazzy Olivo, 3:30 p.m. Mana, 4:30 p.m. First Daze and 5:30 Talia Keys. KRCL Emcees: Eugenie Hero Jaffe & Lara Jones.

Eight artists have been commissioned for a special live painting mural project that depicts “Queens of Music.” Artist will pay homage to their favorite female musician. Paintings will be completed on 8-foot cubes to be located at The Gateway and potentially around downtown Salt Lake to showcase their works to a wider audience.

Selected artists and their subjects are:

 *   Makenzie Alexander: Diana Ross – Queen of Motown
 *   Caitylyn Renshaw: Lizzo – Queen of Pop/Hip Hop
 *   Caroline Kane: Amy Winehouse – Queen of Retro Soul
 *   Alli VanKlee: Poly Styrene – Queen of Punk
 *   Emma Goldgar: Joan Jett – Queen of Rock and Roll
 *   Linday Huss: Billie Holliday – Queen of Jazz
 *   Tiffany Dewitt: Dolly Parton – Queen of Country
 *   Brooklyn Ottens: Bjork – Queen of Avant Garde

“KRCL is such an important part of our community and their show ‘Women Who Rock’ inspired us, on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, to celebrate women in music and beyond,” says Jacklyn Briggs, marketing director for The Gateway. “We have curated a very unique gallery of art throughout our property and we can’t wait to add these amazing new pieces to the mix.”

“We’re excited to partner with The Gateway, THE BLOCKS, Kiln and Bumble to honor the many queens of music. And we’re thrilled that everyone has so graciously jumped in with the Queens of Music idea,” says Tristin Tabish KRCL’s General Manager. “The artists’ interpretations of these women musicians through the mural project is an opportunity to celebrate and inspire. To see powerful women represented in art is the perfect way to commemorate International Women’s Day 2020.”

“We embrace our responsibility to be a strong part of the cultural fabric of our artistic community. The International Women’s Day celebration is an exciting opportunity to partner with The Gateway and KRCL, said Lucas Goodrich, program director, THE BLOCKS. “This will be a unique opportunity for the community to experience live mural painting and watch the artwork come to life in real time. These works will join the many stellar artworks at The Gateway and will be included in The Blocks Public Art and Mural Trail App.”

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.