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BabeFest Returns to Ft. Myers for Fourth Year

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The fourth-annual BabeFest returns to Fort Myers on Friday, May 24. The music festival celebrates diversity in the arts with a full lineup of women-focused or women-fronted rock bands.  

The event is organized by the non-profit Love Your Rebellion and is designed to encompass and expand upon the organization’s mission to "empower marginalized groups through music, literature, and art.” 

BabeFest and Love Your Rebellion founder and local musician Angela Page joins Gulf Coast Live, along with some live music from Roxx of Roxx Revolt & the Velvets.

If You Go:

BabeFest Fort Myers:

May 24 at HOWL Tattoo & Piercing, 4160 Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, Florida 33901

BabeFest Tampa:

May 25 at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St Tampa, Florida 33605

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.