Femme It Forward has announced the first wave of events in its 2020 calendar and a host of partnerships with female business owners. Following a successful launch in 2019 and partnership with Live Nation, the organization is committed to continuing to provide platforms and events to spotlight the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on the stage and behind the scenes. Tickets for select shows and events are on sale now.

“The launch of Femme It Forward exceeded any expectations that we had as an organization, the amount of love and support from our community was powerful,” said Heather Lowery, President of Femme It Forward, “Recruiting a team of powerhouses going into this new decade was a priority of mine and as a female CEO, I’m incredibly passionate about working with other like-minded women to further celebrate the depth, talent and power we possess in this industry.”

This year’s schedule of events, for and by women, features another star-studded lineup of female trailblazers including: Missy Elliott, Xscape, Lil Kim, Keyshia Cole, Rapsody, Tinashe, SWV, Trina, Brandy, Deborah Cox, Jade Novah, Kiana Lede, The BonFyre, Alex Mali, Melanie Fiona, Lil Mo, Tweet, Brooke Valentine, Teedra Moses, Sunshine Anderson, 702, Amerie, Sevyn Streeter, and more to be announced.

New partners joining Femme It Forward include female CEOs and industry power houses, Tina Farris of Tina Farris Tours (production management), Diana Dotel of MTW Live (Latin shows), Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group (business management), Dina LaPolt of LaPolt Law (legal), Carleen Donovan of DPR (public relations), and more to be announced.

“Women have always played a pivotal role in the entertainment industry, whether we’re behind the scenes or center stage; but it’s rare that those stories make it to the forefront,” said Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum rapper, Lil’ Kim “Femme It Forward is a game-changer! I’m excited and appreciative to be a part of this major movement.”

Confirmed events scheduled to date are listed below. Additional events will be announced throughout the season.


Mar. 7 | The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
International Women’s Day Celebration
Featuring Kiana Lede, The Bonfyre, Alex Mali
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Mar. 21 | Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
SWV, Xscap3, 702
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Mar. 29 | Union Stage – Washington, DC
Jade Novah
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Mar. 31 | Los Angeles, CA
Capitol Music Group International Women’s Day Celebration

Apr. 30 | Microsoft Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Love Language featuring Brandy, Deborah Cox, Melanie Fiona, Sevyn Streeter, Amerie, Lil Mo, Brooke Valentine, 702, Sunshine Anderson, Teedra Moses
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May 2 | Concord Pavilion – Concord, CA
Xscape, Keyshia Cole, Teedra Moses, Tweet
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May 11 | House of Blues – Houston, TX
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May 28 | House of Blues – Orlando, FL
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May 29-30 | Home Depot Backyard – Atlanta, GA
Funk Fest featuring Missy Elliot, T.I., Xscape, Lil Kim, Ludacris, Trina, The Dream, Rapsody, Bobby V, Tweet, Young Bloodz
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July 17 | The Queen – Wilmington, DE
Ohso’s Bounce Dat
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