Now in its fourth year, the Bring Your Own Queer music festival that will take place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park next month is now accepting entries from visual, performance, and interactive artists, as well as installation pieces.
The free festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Music Concourse between the deYoung and California Academy of Sciences museums in the park. The event celebrates San Francisco- and California-based queer artists in electronic music, live music, performance art, and drag.
Several acts have already been confirmed, including DJ Steve Fabus, currently the resident at Go Bang in the city, Carrie (OnDisco), Guy Ruben, and performance artist La Chica Boom. Edaj, who was a grand marshal in June’s LGBT Pride Parade, is also scheduled to perform.
Organizers said that they have waged a successful Kickstarter campaign that has brought in more than $4,000. BYOQ, a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, is also accepting donations.
Those wishing to respond to the call for entries should go to http://www.byoq.org/callforentries/index.html. The deadline is Wednesday, August 15. Selected entries will be awarded a modest stipend to help offset costs of creating or installing artwork on location.
For more information about the festival, visit www.byoq.org.