RITUALS OF MINEPerforming at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 10:15 pm Rituals of Mine is the emotionally dense electronic recording project of Los Angeles-based songwriter Terra Lopez and live percussionist Adam Pierce. Inspired by ‘90s trip-hop, footwork, and downtempo...


MOON PALACEPerforming at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 9:15 pm Moon Palace is a queer Seattle rock band led by identical twin sisters Cat Biell (guitar, vocals) and Carrie Biell (bass, vocals).  The twins began writing songs together as teenagers, cultivating a musical...


METEOREYES Performing at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 8:05 pm Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, MeteorEYES has returned to bring you a magical experience full of light, awe, energy, and wonder. Their lush synth landscapes and driving post­punk energy will draw you...

Roxx Revolt & The Velvets

Roxx Revolt & The  Velvets  Performing at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 7:10 pm   When solo artist Roxx Revolt met The Velvets, lightning struck and started a fire. From those raging flames and embers, Roxx Revolt & The Velvets was officially born. With...

Jordan Esker & The 100%

Jordan Esker & The 100%Performing at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 4:00 pm Tampa/St. Pete, FL based JE+the100% have established themselves as Florida's soft rock staple. They consistently tour through America's Southeast, bringing their harmony heavy show that climbs...

Aùto Kania

Aūto KaniaPerforming at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 3:15 pm Auto Kania is a newly founded original psychedelic rock trio led by Hungarian guitarist/vocalist Thomas Nagy & backed up by a powerful rhythm crew consisting of bassist Jack Berry & drummer Jared...

Emmanuelle Sasson

Emmanuelle Sasson Performing at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 4:45 pm Born in New York City and currently residing in South Florida, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Emmanuelle Sasson asked her father if she could take guitar lessons when she was just 6. When he...


Rose  Performing at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 2:30 PM Rose is an up and coming local band featuring songwriters Brady Miller, Darwin Champagne and James Harper. The group found chemistry in late 2017 and have developed a fun and unique catalog of Funk, R&B,...


SOULPAXPerforming at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 5:30 pm As graduates of the world famous Berklee College of Music, guitarist Julian Harris and vocalist Julia Camayd form the heart and soul of the uber-talented group, Soulpax. One song alone is sure to convince the...


FRUUT                    Performing at JD Hamel Park on May 9th, 6:15pm North Jersey native & Philly based indie singer Fruut has been developing their sound since a very young age. Dancer turned musicians, their music is a blend of indie pop fused with R&B...

10th Annual Harvey Milk (MUSIC) Festival


May 11th

We are celebrating 10 years in our community. Bringing the community together and creating a catalyst for change through the arts. 

For more information and tickets visit: VIP Tickets Available Here

Harvey Milk Festival : May 11th, held at @JD Hamel North Main Street. Come celebrate “10 years” with us. We have seen a lot of change, especially in these past 10 years! We have been holding the space for our community to come together.

HMF MUSIC will conclude with a downtown concert in JD Hamel Park featuring 10 emerging musicians making sonic waves across the United States. Headlining bands to appear include glam dream pop band GGOOLLDD (Baton Rouge), hardcore acoustic doowop band Pinc Louds (Brooklyn), ambient electronic band LANNDS (Jacksonville), and local favorite, the recently reunited, MeteorEYES (Sarasota), Linqua Franqa (Athens), MONTERREY (MIA), Divine AF (SRQ), The Pretty Dirties (SRQ), Kristopher James (SRQ), Lemón Royale

Keynote speaker, Nathan Bruemmer, JD, is known for his work as Executive Director for ALSO YouthSt Pete Pride Board, and his continuing his work with Equality Florida as a member of the TransAction Advisory Board.

EMCEES: Berry Ayers: As the creative force behind Sarasota’s favorite hometown girl Beneva Fruitville, Berry Ayers has been hosting the longest running theatrical production in Sarasota, Beneva Fruitville’s Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza, for almost nine years. Berry has Musically Directed, Choreographed, Directed and Acted in 100s of plays and musicals from NYC to LA and around the world.

Jason Lee is an activist personality, designer, entrepreneur, and marketer. Jason founded the international community lifestyle and clothing brand Idratherbenaked Community, which raises awareness for LGBTQ issues

We are reintroducing an interactive installation project that was initially done before marriage equality was passed. The instillation asks patrons to step into Harvey Milk’s shoes and awaken their inner activist. Nick Sirotich will also being doing live art during the festival. He did an illustration in 2012 for HMF, and since has been a San Francisco based illustrator, designer & muralist.

Food, beverage and other artist/nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring a picnic blanket and spend the day. This event is FREE.

We will have some special events taking place to celebrate the work we as a community have done, and also to continue to honor the life and legacy of Harvey Milk. We have shared memories and continue to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community.

Harvey Milk Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary alongside the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Harvey Milk Festival honors the legacy of Harvey Milk by fostering the arts as a catalyst for social and political change. HMF features a variety of attractions including live music, film, performing and visual artists, speakers, and vendors designed to engage a large and diverse audience.



Band Lineup

2:20 to 2:30 p.m.    Opening // HMF Founder and President  Shannon Fortner

2:30 to 3:00 p.m.    Lemon Royale

3:15 to 3:45 p.m.      Kristopher James Band

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.    Divine AF

4:45 to 5:15 p.m.      The Pretty Dirties

5:30 to 6:00 p.m.     Monterrey

6:15 to 6:55 p.m.      Linqua Franqa

7:00 to 7:10 p.m.     Keynote Speaker Nathan Bruemmer, JD

7:10 to 7:50 p.m.      MeteorEYES

8:05 to 8:50 p.m.     Pinc Louds

8:50 to 9:10 p.m.      Vigil to honor Harvey Milk & pioneers of the LGBTQ+

9:15 to 9:55 p.m.       LANNDS

10:15 to 11 p.m.          GGOOLLDD

11:05 to 11:30pm      HMF Closing Speech


The Harvey Milk Festival features a variety of attractions including live music,

film, performing and visual artists, speakers, and vendors designed to engage

a large and diverse audience.


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