Sarasota’s Harvey Milk Festival celebrates its 11th year this May 7-9 with a slate of concerts, forums and exhibits designed to engage a large and diverse audience. Led by President Shannon Fortner, the HMF also offers youth support and other community outreach programs. In 2016 this growing organization took on sponsorship the LGBTQ+ themed Fabulous Independent Film Festival, now in its ninth year, and held September 25-29 at Burns Court Cinema and other venues.
The Harvey Milk Festival is named for California’s first openly gay elected official, who died in San Francisco in 1978 at the hands of a gunman. Oak Street Stage is honored to partner with the Harvey Milk Festival to sponsor a special Pre-Festival Concert. While the artists are still being negotiated at this printing, we hope you’ll mark the date and plan to join us for this exciting musical event. Check back for updates at oakstreetstage.org or at harveymilkfestival.org.