L to R: lisa cohen, sara sherr, maria tessa
sciarrino, mj fine. man in background: gordon.
photograph by michael t regan. article by pat rapa.

Sugar Town is a monthly event dedicated to showcasing female musicians. In between the live music portions of the evening, we spin our favorite songs made by women in punk, new wave, pop, indie and more. Our maiden voyage took place on January 11th, 2001 at the Balcony Bar (inside the Trocadero Theatre). On March 30th 2002, we celebrated our [belated] one year birthday.

The name Sugar Town comes from an excellent Nancy Sinatra song about leaving bad weather behind and going to a mythical place called Sugar Town, a pretty apt metaphor for the mood that we'd like to create at this event.

Sugartown is hosted by Sara Sherr, MJ Fine, Lisa Cohen and Maria Tessa Sciarrino.

We have received press in these fine publications:

philadelphia city paper 3/2002

temple news [requires registration - its free though]

philadelphia inquirer 4/2001

west chester university student paper 3/2001

philadelphia city paper 2/2001

philadelphia weekly 2/2001