Queerfest creates spaces for the queer community and provides opportunities for LGBTQ+ identifying artists and bands. We book monthly shows and an annual festival for the LGBTQ+ community to gather, celebrate, and connect. Queerfest is presented by Pineworks Creative, an entertainment event planning organization based in Nashville, TN.
In 2022 Queerfest was named "Best New Music Festival" by The Nashville Scene.
Queerfest 2022 took place on July 24 in Nashville, TN. This year, Queerfest was a one-day multi-venue festival in East Nashville. We presented live music from 1-10 pm on July 24th at The 5 Spot, The Groove, and The Basement East. The lineup featured Jobi Riccio, Olivia Barton, Eva Westphal, Zach Day, Heather Batchelor, Alex Barnes, Cali Wilson, Zoe Cummins, Cassidy Maude, Liv Greene, Purser, Carmen Dianne, Mercy Bell, and Mary Bragg!
The inaugural festival was hosted virtually on June 12, 2021, in partnership with historic folk venue Club Passim, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In the summer of 2021, we started producing outdoor shows in Nashville. Queerfest has since grown to host monthly shows at Vinyl Tap and occasional shows at other local venues.