Pay Gap Festival Schedule & Lineup

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Kat Perkins

Kat Perkins

music

Known for her 2014 appearance on NBC's The Voice, Kat Perkins sailed to the finals with her stand-out performances. Since then, she’s gone on an average of two military tours per year, performing for the troops overseas and speaking to students about making a positive impact and following their dreams.

Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele

Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele

music

As members of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, Jearlyn & Jevetta have performed from South America to Europe and have recorded and performed with Prince, Donald Fagen, Morgan Freeman, and more! They will be accompanied by their brother, Billy Steele, on the piano!

Devon Worley Band

Devon Worley Band

music

Devon Worley and her band have taken the Midwest music scene by storm and are garnering critical acclaim and national attention. Riding their own raw edge of country and rock, this band is turning heads and making waves, while bringing a brand-new attitude to country music.

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Comedy Performers

Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl

comedy

A writer on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and featured as the beloved arch-nemesis Pearl Forrester, Mary Jo Pehl is best known for being a crossword puzzle clue in a national magazine. She's been featured at comedy festivals with her show One Across: My Life As a Former Crossword Puzzle Clue.

Mary Mack

Mary Mack

comedy

A hybrid of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Mary is a favorite on radio shows and podcasts around the country including The Bob and Tom Show, Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, and The Grand Ole Opry. This year, she played a lead character in the new Hulu cartoon Solar Opposites by the creators of Rick and Morty.

Miss Shannan Paul

Miss Shannan Paul

comedy

A self-labeled Geek, Miss Shannan Paul brings roaring laughter to even the most curmudgeonly of crowds. She is the host of the "Mom Show" on MyTalk 107.1, and the "Be Our Geek" podcast. Miss Shannan was also named the Best Standup Comedian by the City Pages in Best of the Twin Cities 2020.

Carolyn Pool

Carolyn Pool

host

Co-creator of the Ivey Award winning 2 Sugars Show. Carolyn has become a staple of Rock What You Got events with her witty and engaging host prowess.

Tiffany Norton

Tiffany Norton

comedy

Star of The Bitter Baker Show, Radio Personality, and Executive Producer of the award winning, Staci & Hutch Show on KS95-FM 94.5 in Minneapolis.

Maggie Faris

Maggie Faris

comedy

Recent winner of The Advocate Magazine’s national search for the Next Funniest Queer Comedian and voted “Best Comedian” by her MN peers.

Elise cole

Elise cole

comedy

An Iranian-Jewish comedian from Minnesota, and 2018-2019 co-producer of the Minneapolis based showcase, People Of Comedy.

khadijah cooper

khadijah cooper

comedy

Co-host of the Sex Meets Comedy Podcast, Khadijah’s experience as a Sexuality Educator with teens fuels her witty on-stage comedy.

Blackout Improv

Blackout Improv

comedy

Blackout Improv is a mix of comedy, social justice, and arts access. Enjoy performances from Alexis Camille, John Gebretatose, and Alsa Bruno!

julia gay

julia gay

comedy

Julia Gay is an actor, dancer, playwright, stand-up comedian and teaching artist. She tried out stand-up comedy in 2017 and has been performing ever since.

suzanne the magician

suzanne the magician

comedy

A favorite at Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle and was awarded Close Up Magician of the Year for 2010 by The Academy of Magical Arts.

Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival

Event Schedule

12:00-3:00pm

comedy

12:00pm

Carolyn Pool

12:05pm

Tiffany Norton

12:20pm

Maggie Faris

12:35pm

Suzanne the Magician

12:50pm

Khadijah Cooper

1:05pm

Mary Jo Pehl

1:25pm

~ INTERMISSION ~

1:40pm

Blackout Improv

1:55pm

Julia Gay

2:05pm

Elise Cole

2:20pm

Shannan Paul

2:40pm

Mary Mack

3:30-6:30pm

music

3:30pm

The Devon Worley Band

4:30pm

Kat Perkins

5:30pm

Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele

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Ticket options

Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival

Full Day Festival

$55 - $69
10am - 6:30pm Enjoy all the comedy & music performances throughout the day + shop with local businesses & artisans in the Festival Marketplace!

Half Day - Comedy

$35 - $45
12pm - 3pm Come for an afternoon comedy variety show + shopping in the Festival Marketplace!
Featuring headliners: Mary Mack, Mary Jo Pehl, and Miss Shannan Paul. Plus 11 other talented comedians!

Half Day - Music

$35 - $45
3:30pm - 6:30pm
 Swing by in the evening for a mixture of country & soul music + shop in the Festival Marketplace!
Featuring: Kat Perkins, Devon Worley Band, and the Steele Sisters – Jearlyn & Jevetta, accompanied by Billy Steele on the piano!

Marketplace Only

FREE - Suggested Donation
10am - 6pm
 Shop with local businesses and artisans in the Festival Marketplace!

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