Be Steadwell

Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. A blend of soul, acapella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be's original music features earnest lyricism, and affirming LGBTQ content.​

As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. Her film Vow of Silence received awards at film festivals around the world, including Black Star, QWOCMAP, and Fringe Fest UK. This year, Issa Rae featured Vow of Silence in her #ShortFilmSundays series. After receiving a BA at Oberlin College, Be completed her MFA in film at Howard University in 2014.

Be has shared stages with fellow artist Activists Big Freedia, Nona Hendryx, Nikky Finney and Gina Yashere. In 2017 Be sang at The Women's March on the National Mall behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae in Toshi Reagon's Big Lovely Band. In May 2018, Be released her newest album, Queer Love Songs.

Past Shows


Nov
17
th
2018
Fine Line
Nov
17
th
2018
Fine Line

Rising Appalachia

with Be Steadwell and Amber Lily

More Shows

Aug
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
UMPHREY’S MCGEE

Apr
24
th
First Avenue

Watsky

Mar
20
th
Turf Club
canceled

HOLY FUCK

with Moon King
May
14
th
First Avenue
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants