Swamp Sistas is a diverse community of over 2,500 women established in 2010 by singer/songwriter Beth McKee. We embrace our roots while marching to our own drum beat, and we throw giant parties called Swamp Sistas La Las, inspired by the Creole traditional soiree’ where musicians gather, friends dance and everybody gives what they can for a common cause.
The Lily Patch Farm
The Swamp Sistas La La @ The Lily Patch Farm in Vilas, North Carolina happened on June 25th, 2016 and the Sistas raised money and awareness for Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, an organization dedicated to strengthening the High Country’s local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture. The La La featured performances by McKee, Terri Binion, Melissa Reaves, Inspiral Fire Tribe and a Swamp Sistas Songwriting Circle.
Also included, were a locally sourced supper of Gumbo, an old south Pimiento Goat Cheese sandwich, and a glass of wine or beer.
The 2016 Swamp Sistas La La @Fringe happened on Saturday, May 21st at Loch Haven Park in Orlando, Florida for another record breaking year at the Orlando Fringe Festival. We raised our voices in song and celebration and $8,500 with our online campaign La La Summer Hope to help 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida feed kids who badly need it this summer.