Fruit Fest, Madison’s LGBTQI Summer Music Festival, was held on June 16, 2012 in the parking lot of the Plan B night club in the 900 block of Williamson Street. The Marquette Neighborhood and its surroundings boast a large number of LGBTQA residents which just adds to the fun, eclectic, and diverse pedigree of the area.
This year’s music was headlined by Cazwell, but also featured folk musicians, punk bands, DJs and of course, drag queens. The festival has grown in the recent years it has been around and now includes a 5K run called the Fruit Loop, Star Fruit Idol Karaoke contest, and the 1st Annual Summer Camp Bingo AIDS fundraiser.
Fruit Fest is Madison's LGBTQI Summer Music Festival hosted in the Marquette Neighborhood in June. This year's event was held on June 16, 2012.
Fruit Fest is Madison's LGBTQI Summer Music Festival hosted in the Marquette Neighborhood in June. This year's event was held on June 16, 2012.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1634.jpg]690
This year's event as in the past was held in the parking lot of the Plan B night club in the 900 block of Williamson Street.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1635.jpg]640
Despite a threat of rain, only sprinkles fell and temperatures in the low 90s ruled the day which made this pool popular with the kids and dogs.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1638.jpg]600
The music festival is an all-ages free event organized to celebrate Madison’s gay community through a day of music, performance and celebration.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1645.jpg]550
FruitFest attendees could jump from a scissor lift onto a huge airbag, inflated in the Struck & Irwin Fence parking lot.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1655.jpg]550
After missing all three throws and being taunted by the dunkee, this boy took matters in his own hands and sent the man in the tank underwater.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1673.jpg]460
A Karaoke contest entitled Start Fruit Idol was held and included some very talented entrants like Jasmine (left) who speaks with host Miss Divina Double D de Ville.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1698.jpg]360
Josh competed in Star Fruit Idol by singing "Sold" by John Micheal Montgomery.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_img_1629.jpg]380
FruitFest 2012 also featured a 5K run called the Fruit Loop.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/fruitfest-2012/thumbs/thumbs_458179_193661464093621_1007646199_o.jpg]370
Four to five hundred crowd in to listen to Girl In A Coma during the evening music performances at FruitFest, June 16, 2012.