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VERSA Announces All-Female Lineup for First Music & Comedy Festival – NBC Chicago

VERSA, a music and comedy festival, announced its talented lineup featuring all women for the inaugural event in Chicago on Tuesday.

The festival, produced by Four Leaf Productions, will take place at Lincoln Park South Fields in Chicago from June 11-12 and will feature more than 25 artists, 15 comedians, 50 speakers, 10 chefs and more.

Comedians set to appear include Chelsea Handler, Ilana Glazer, Fortune Feimster, Patti Harrison, Aida Rodriguez, Dulcé Sloan and Sydnee Washington. Chicago improv group The Second City is also set to appear.

“VERSA is a one-of-a-kind live experience that will bring people together for one purpose: to remind women of their worth and voice. It’s exciting to build something that gives people a chance to have a good time and fight the good fight, all at the same time,” said Shelley Phillips, Executive Producer and Partner, Four Leaf Productions.

The speaker lineup will be led by Dyllan McGee, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and founder of MAKERS, a media and events platform that uses storytelling to advance the women’s movement.

McGee will host two stops of inspirational speakers such as Gloria Steinem and Alok Vaid-Menon.

Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and food writer, will host the VERSA Chef lineup, featuring cooks from Chicago and across the country. Chefs will create unique menu items for the festival that reflect their culinary style.

Two-day general admission tickets can be purchased on the VERSA website at Tickets start at $215 and were available from 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Additional ticket types will also be available and can be viewed here:

Four Leaf Productions was founded in February 2020 by Charlie Jones, Shelley Phillips, Karly Tuckness and Courtney Fisher. The festival is committed to making a real investment in women and partners with the YMCA Metropolitan Chicago to be inclusive in its efforts to empower women and reach local Chicago communities.

To learn more about VERSA, visit

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