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2014 Harvey Milk Festival Full Schedule Announced?

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The 5th Annual?Harvey Milk Festival?(HMF) will take place in Five Points Park, located in historic downtown Sarasota, Florida from May 15-17th, 2014.?The festival honors and celebrates the life of?Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay Americans elected to public office, by fostering emerging talent in musicians and artists who support diversity and reject discrimination.

Ghost Beach

On May 17th, the HMF MUSIC headliner will be?Ghost Beach. The New York tropical grit pop duo has gained critical and public praise following a national tour, including?SXSW?dates. Danceable singles like ?Been There Before? led up to the band?s major label debut LP ?Blonde’ in March. The band?s 80?s beach-synth pop approach has stirred national media interest in?Paste?and?Vibe Magazine.?

Co-headliners include?Slow Magic, the anonymous DJ/musician currently wowing festival crowds with high-energy beats, while remaining hidden behind his signature tribal mask. With 2014 Coachella and SXSW dates, Magic is quickly earning his stripes as a must-see performer.?

Local favorite?MeteorEYES?is also scheduled to co-headline in anticipation of the electro-pop quintet?s sophomore album. The band’s new single ‘Pelicans’ is available for free download here.

MeteorEYES

Other musicians scheduled to appear include?Sons of Hippies, Sunbears!, Hymn for Her, Wolf-Face, Luxury Mane, Seven Years Past, Human Like Toys, Ari and the Alibis, and Physical Plant.

Special guest speakers include Sarasota City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell and Gina Duncan, Equality Florida Statewide Board Member. The emcee will be Shakira Refos?aka?YoursTruly.

The official after party for the music portion of the festival will be held at?Throb Nightclub. The five-dollar cover will be donated to the festival for any attendee wearing an official HMF bracelet.

The Dog

On May 15th,?HMF FILM?will host a screening of the documentary?The Dog, which chronicles the true-life story of the man (John Wojtowicz) who inspired the?Al Pacino?cult classic?Dog Day Afternoon. The documentary, which chronicles Wojtowicz?robbing a NYC bank to raise money for his lover?s sex change, will screen at?Burns Court Cinema. Writer Anthony Paull ?will host the event, sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Tickets are $10.

On May 16th,?HMF ART?will host the ‘Love Without Limits’ exhibit at Circus City Architectural Salvage. Steve McAllister will curate the event. Several art installations will also appear in Five Points Park for HMF MUSIC.

2014 HMF Schedule

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May 15th HMF Film: Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Ct., Sarasota, Florida 34236. 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Advance purchase available on Harveymilkfestival.com. DOS tickets can be purchased based on availability at door.

May 16th HMF Art: Circus City Architectural Salvage, 1001 Central Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34236. 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free admission.

May 17th HMF Music: Five Points Park, Intersection of 1st Street and North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34236. 2:30 p.m. to midnight. Official After Party @ Throb Nightclub, 2201 Industrial Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34234. Midnight to 2 a.m. $5 cover.

2:30-2:40 p.m. Opening Ceremony featuring Sarasota City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell

2:40-3:10 p.m. Physical Plant

3:25-3:55 p.m. Ari and the Alibis

4:10-4:40 p.m. Humanliketoys

4:55-5:25 p.m. Seven Years Past

5:40-6:10 p.m. Hymn For Her

6:10-6:25 p.m. Keynote Speaker Gina Duncan, Equality Florida

6:25-6:55 p.m. Luxury Mane

7:10-7:40 p.m. Wolf-Face

7:55-8:25 p.m. Sunbears!

8:45-9:15 p.m. Sons of Hippies

9:15-9:30 p.m. Candlelight Vigil

9:30-10:10 p.m. Slow Magic

10:25-10:55 p.m. MeteorEYES

11:10-11:55 p.m. Ghost Beach

11:55-12:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony

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Harvey Milk Festival official?website.