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Planting Pride: Rocking the Rainbow

June 8, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Planting Pride: Rocking the Rainbow
Saturday, June 8
5pm – 8:30pm
This event is free; registration is required. 


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Join us for an exclusive after-hours experience celebrating diversity and the LGBTQ+ community at Planting Fields! This evening event will feature music from renowned musician Jill Sobule, the dynamic all-female rock group, Antigone Rising, an exciting panel discussion, and an opportunity to explore the rich history of Planting Fields!

Activities start at 5pm with self-guided tours of the Historic Tea House and Coe Hall, featuring the newly expanded exhibition Decisive Moments at Planting Fields: The Photography of Mattie Edwards Hewitt and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Hewitt and Johnston, who photographed Planting Fields in the 1920s, were pioneering women–thought to be gay–that dominated and ultimately defined the fields of landscape and architecture photography. At 6pm a panel discussion on the role and impact of places like Planting Fields for the LGBTQ+ community will take place.

Following the discussion, a celebratory concert will take place beginning with renowned musician Jill Sobule at 6:30pm and the dynamic all-female rock group, Antigone Rising at 7:30pm!

Bring your chair or blanket, sit back, and enjoy an evening of exceptional music and community celebration against the stunning backdrop of Planting Fields. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! 


More about the Musicians
Jill Sobule known for her groundbreaking hit I Kissed A Girl, the first openly gay-themed song to reach the Billboard Top 20. Her song Supermodel was also famously featured in Clueless.

Antigone Rising is a dynamic all-female grassroots rock band. The band’s founding members Cathy and Kristen Henderson, along with lead singer Nini Camps, have shared stages with legendary artists such as the Bangles, Joan Jett, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Melissa Etheridge, among others.


Girls Rising is a nonprofit formed by the all female rock band, Antigone Rising, to inspire young girls and LGBT youth to pursue non-traditional career paths and educate all kids that it’s ok to play, think, act, and be different! Learn more here.


Planting Fields is proud to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. We have celebrated Planting Pride since 2022 and are dedicated to making Planting Fields welcoming to all of our visitors.

We are grateful for the Division of Historic Preservation of NYS Parks for their generous funding of this event.


For questions, please contact Lilly McGurk at lmcgurk@plantingfields.org.