Can you smell the estrogen in the air? For the first time
in a decade, festival founder Sarah McLachlan
is bringing the celebration of
women in music back to Orange County. But as it turns out, the lineup is severely lacking. Unfortunately for OC fans, many of the biggest names like Sheryl Crow
, Carly Simon
, Colbie Caillat
and Mary J. Blige
, are not slated to perform in Irvine.
The all-day festival is scheduled for July 10 at Verizon
Wireless Amphitheater. The diverse lineup includes: Emmylou Harris
, Miranda Lambert
, Jenni Rivera
, Ximena Sariñana
, Susan Justice
, the Weepies
Marina and the Diamonds
. We're hoping they add more acts for the
local date because, rather than Cat Power
or Norah Jones
, we have the "Ourstage
Winning Artist." Whatever the hell that is.
Even former Costa Mesa-based singer/songwriter Zee Avi is not scheduled to perform. One would think that, after an 11-year layoff, McLachlan and Co. would produce a killer female cohort. Apparently not. On the bright side, several unsung artists will get some valuable exposure. For those of you who are still interested, tickets
are on sale now.