International Women’s Day: Women in Music

Today, Wednesday 8th March, is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day  is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Here at Big Foot Events, we have fantastic tributes to iconic female music artists spanning decades and genres. It’s important to remember and celebrate the enduring legacies of women in music, and how their music empowered generations of women. Here are just a few incredible female singers, songwriters, and musicians, and the tributes that celebrate them today.


Beyoncé holds the record for the most Grammy Awards held by a woman, throughout her career she has been awarded 28. She began her career as the lead vocalist of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child and has gone on to become one of music’s top-selling artists. In 2018, Beyoncé headlined the Coachella festival, becoming the first black woman artist to do so. Our impressive Beyoncé tribute, Beyonce Fierce, presents a show full of slick choreography, jaw-dropping vocal ability, phenomenal costume changes, and plenty of audience participation.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is an icon of country music. She joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. The Recording Academy honoured her with a Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2011. Alongside her endeavours in music, Dolly Parton has been a champion for charitable causes ranging from childhood literacy to environmental conservation. In 1988, she established the Dollywood Foundation which morphed into the Imagination Library in 1995, a program that distributes books to children across the globe, free of charge. Carla Palmer performs an incredible tribute to Dolly Parton, Celebrating Dolly. Celebrating Dolly brings a vibrant new tribute show to the iconic Dolly Parton this International Women’s Day.

Spice Girls

With their strong girl power mantra, the Spice Girls were icons for teenage girls. They led the teen pop resurgence of the 90s and remain the best-selling girl group of all time. Spice is the best-selling girl group album, and Spiceworld ranks third. Celebrate the legacy of the Spice Girls this International Women’s Day with Spice Forever. With replica costumes, custom musical arrangements, and all the girl power you could ask for. Spice Forever are an incredible Spice Girls tribute.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul. She was a trailblazer for women in music, turning an Otis Redding song into a feminist anthem. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Aretha Franklin was awarded a Grammy Legend Award in 1991 and later awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Throughout her life, she involved in the struggle for civil rights and women’s rights. She provided money for civil rights groups, at times covering payroll, and performed at many benefits and protests. Phineta Taylor performs a tribute to this enduring legend in Frankly Aretha, an outstanding and soulful show.