Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Kate Pierson Headline ‘We Got the Beat’ Women in Music Summit at Bearsville Theater


Darlene Love (courtesy artist)

(WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) — Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Genya Ravan, Amy Rigby, and Simi Stone headline We Got the Beat, a women-in-music summit featuring three days of concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, conversations, and more, at the legendary Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 25-27, 2022. The brainchild of co-producers Holly George-Warren and Lizzie Vann, the event will honor the achievements of women in the music industry while setting goals for the future.

This first annual We Got the Beat — its title inspired by the Go-Go’s hit song – includes an impressive list of award-winning performers, music industry leaders, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, authors, and journalists, as well as mainstage concerts by legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love (Friday, March 25, 8pm) and multi-platinum Grammy Award-winner Joan Osborne (Saturday, March 26, 8pm).

The weekend wraps up Women’s History Month and launches Bearsville Theater’s singular financial initiative to support women artists.

Music journalist Holly George-Warren, Grammy Award-nominated producer of RESPECT: A Century of Women in Musicand the bestselling author of 16 books, including Janis: Her Life and Music, has joined forces with Bearsville Theater owner Lizzie Vann, to create this first-ever Hudson Valley summit. “I’m really excited about bringing together a diversity of women from several areas of the music business and music fans,” says Holly George-Warren, who will participate in the lively discussions on several panels. “It will be a weekend of music-making, storytelling, networking, and an exchange of ideas – an empowering three days. After all, the exchange of information equals power!”

Kate Pierson (courtesy artist)

“This weekend is part of an important initiative that Bearsville Theater is launching to support women in music,” says Lizzie Vann. “Women earn eighty-two percent of the pay received by their male counterparts. In support of this, Bearsville has reduced the cost for women artists and groups renting our theater and sound stage facilities by eighteen percent. Women bring as much to the party as men — so let’s go!”

Vann adds, “We welcome men at this event. We can all learn from these incredible women, and we all have to work together to support the careers of women in the arts.”


In addition to the aforementioned, artists, writers, and music business personnel at the event will include Barbara Kopple, Meg Griffin, Cindy Cashdollar, Debra Devi, Sarah LaDuke, Julie Last, Palmyra Delran, Amanda Petrusich, Johanna Hall, Connie Kirch, Cristina Martinez, Kandia Crazy Horse, Amy Linden, Janette Beckman, Ebet Roberts, Carmel Holt, Julie Panebianco, Marisa Perez-Rogers, and Posie Strenz.


Holly George-Warren

Events include mainstage and Bearsville lounge performances, panel discussions, meet-and-greets, Euphoria & Shakti Yoga, documentary film screenings, and opportunities for professional networking.



Simi Stone


















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