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Upon hearing that the all-female music festival Lilith Fair was returning in 2010, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield decided to start “Dear Lilith Fair 2010,” a blog dedicated to landing a performance slot on the tour. Readers responded to the blog with excitement and Alyson soon recognized the existence of a large community of female musicians and their fans who desired to be part of a new women’s music event specifically reflecting the current landscape of emerging talent. With help from instrumental collaborators and community members, Alyson’s vision was realized on September 26, 2010, as the first-ever Tinderbox Music Festival. The festival featured 19 NYC-based female artists/female fronted bands spanning the musical genres of folk, rock, hip-hop, pop, and electronica. In 2011, the festival grew significantly, showcasing 23 female artists/female-fronted bands from all over the U.S. spanning the genres of Americana, experimental, hip-hop, indie-folk, prog rock, post-punk, electro-pop, and soul. Performers and fans alike traveled from as far as California, New Mexico, West Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to be part of the 2nd Tinderbox Music Festival which garnered sponsorship from ASCAP, Converse, Time Out New York, and The Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as press from The New York Times and Billboard. The 3rd edition of the music festival took place on November 11, 2012 across 3 stages at the legendary Webster Hall. The 3rd edition of the fest was headlined by CocoRosie and Jean Grae and showcased close to 40 up-and-coming female-fronted bands traveling from locations as far as Japan, France, and England to take part in the event. The fourth Tinderbox Music Festival was headlined by art-pop band Deerhoof and took place on November 1, 2013 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.  

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