Press Release

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Beth McKee, Swamp Sistas La La Foundation, Inc.


Park Ave CDs and Beth McKee announce:

Swamp Sistas La La @ Fringe Fest

La La noun \ˈlä-ˌlä-\ Definition: a musical house party where everyone chips in for a communal cause. In the 1920s, Creoles of Southwest Louisiana gathered for La Las when times got tough, to support families in need. The music was a mixture of various styles and evolved into what is known today as Zydeco.

On Saturday, May 21, Orlando musician and New Orleans transplant Beth McKee and her friends will host Swamp Sistas La La from 3 p.m. until midnight on the Fringe Lawn at Loch Haven Park at 777 E. Princeton Street in Orlando, Florida. Local record store Park Ave CDs is co-presenting, admission is free and all are invited to enjoy female fronted acts, from folk rock to hip hop, as they raise their collective voice in song and celebration at this 4th annual music fest that Orlando Weekly has described using the words “heavenly” and “swoon.”

In 2014, the Orlando Sentinel stated that the Sistas “know how to have a good time for some good causes” and this year will be no exception. McKee’s band will provide a high energy set along with Orlando acts The Sh-Booms, a garage soul band on the verge of breakout success, alt-country crooner Hannah Harber & the Lion Hearts and female hip hop artist TKO of Table for Three. Desiring to introduce Orlando music lovers to a wider range of Florida female talent and to further connect the musical community, the Sistas have also invited Tallahassee folk favorites, Sarah Mac Band, popular Tampa Bay Americana outfit The Hummingbirds and Saint Pete teen duo, Ella Jet.

The Swamp Sistas Songwriting Circle is a cherished element of the La La and songwriters Terri Binion, Rebekah Pulley, Ashley Dudukovich (Chasing Jonah), Shadow Pearson (The Actomatics), Renee Arozqueta (Renee is a Zombie) Hannah Harber, Kayonne Riley, Tracey Gibbs and Beth Mckee will offer a rotating, in-the-round, acoustic, afternoon set. The women will share songs and stories, often jumping in to sing or play on one another’s tunes.

Established by McKee in 2010, Swamp Sistas is a network of over 2,500 women friends who have two things in common: a passion for music and a burning desire to help out in the community. The communal cause on May 21st is hungry kids. McKee states, “Great music unites people for a common cause like nothing else, so we’re singing out to help feed hungry kids this summer. Florida has a very high rate of childhood hunger and we’re committed to help change that.”

From April 23 through the La La on May 21, the group will raise money for 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida via their virtual fund drive “La La Summer Hope” at

The Kickstarter-esque campaign will offer rewards for tax deductible contributions at various levels, most notably the “La La Summer Sampler,” a compilation album featuring fourteen tracks by La La performers, previous and present. Other rewards include house concert packages, gift certificates to local restaurants and tickets to special events hosted by Orlando Fringe, The Audubon Park Gardens District and 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

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