Entertainment 2020

Rowena of the Glen

Born into the magical world of stage lights, sceneries, orchestras and Chorus lines, Rowena spent her childhood on the road with her theatrical parents.

Always looking to the stars to find her way home, she heard in them the music: and ever since then music and writing has been her life.

Besides music and poetry, the secrets of the past enthralled her and expanded her knowledge as an amateur Egyptologist and self-taught cultural anthropologist, which remains constant in her life. 

A highly spiritual person. Rowena’s search for truths and the divine began at the early age of 6. As she grew, so did her interest in many of the world’s religions—both modern and ancient, and continues to exhibit itself in her witchy naturalism.

Yet, through all of her life, the Voices of the Stars spoke to her and inspired the exquisitely written first novel of the series "Voices of the Stars". She is currently engrossed in the creation of the second book in the series.

Rowena is the IPMA (International Pagan Music Association) Award Winner, Best Female Artist 2017 and 2018

For more information about Rowena, go to her website: http://rowenaoftheglen.com 1:00 pm, Showmobile Stage

B Willie Dryden

From Gothic Rock, to Minstrel Folk, B. Willie Dryden shares a musical legacy with some of Nashville’s best studio musicians: features rhythm and lead guitar, harmonica, piano, and keyboards…a former lead singer of the theatrical rock band “The Harlequins” ..and with musical partner, Rowena led “The Beat Poets”(a Goth Brit rock band) of the early 90’s to the edge. Now solo since 1995, plays a “Folk with Fire” back to his roots, Dark Spiritual based poetry, 60’s influenced Folk and Blues. You can find his music on HTTP://www.cdbaby.com (just Google B. Willie Dryden). B Willie Dryden is the IPMA (International Pagan Music Association) Award Winner, Best Male Artist 2018.

Window to My Soul  

Residing in Louisville, Kentucky, emotional singer Kali (known as Window to My Soul onstage) focuses her style on that of openness. In her music she speaks of having lost loved ones, overcoming depression, and how hopeful she is of the world becoming more compassionate. She looks to life experience for most of her inspiration, but also in music from artists like Ariana Grande, Paramore, and Emilie Autumn. Some of her most recent performances were alongside artists such as Drake Bell, Mothica, Joe Kirk, and Tryon. 

For more information about Kali, go to her website:  http://wtmsofficial.com   11 am, Showmobile Stage

Tarte Nouveau and Yasss Witches! Drag Show

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Tarte Nouveau is a Nashville-area AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) Drag Queen as well part of the local group Coven of the Wild Roses. On stage, she tries to bring her love of theatre to her art through a touch of storytelling, a dash of bohemian witchiness, and occasionally a bit of ballet. Tarte has served as the 2017 Miss Tennessee US of A, 2019 First Alternate Miss Upper Cumberland Pride Diva, First Alternate Diamond Diva, and Ms. Chameleon's. You can catch her the first Saturday of every month at the Boro Bar and Grill for RuCo Drag, and occasionally live streaming tarot readings on her facebook page. Tarte is thrilled to join Nashville Pagan Pride Day in presenting the first ever (family-friendly of course) Drag hour at the event! Her Facebook pages can be found here or here. You can also find her on Instagram: @tartenouveaunashville 

Louis Garou

For over forty years Louis Garou, has travelled the South, working, playing, and writing.... Always observing... And always returning to the shadows of his beloved Appalachia... With his old guitar he performs the Dark Americana his music has evolved into... Songs about love, revenge, depression.... About people haunted and alone... People best left alone.... And beings who are not quite… people.

Louis, a third generation farmer and woodsman, has lived in the mountains of East Tennessee his entire life.  He has traveled extensively in the South, performing, hiking, and writing.  Louis lives on his “Haven” farm with his wife Susan, their herd of little dogs, and some chickens… His 2018 CD “Wolf at the Door” is available on Cdbaby.com, Amazon and other on-line retailers.  He is currently recording his next project, “Ashes from the Sacred Fire.” Available in Spring, 2019. Check out his recent interview on The Wild Hunt:  https://wildhunt.org/2019/06/an-interview-with-an-appalachian-songsmith.html

Chris, the Balloon Twister will be back again this year to amuse the kids.  More about him here.

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