Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Girls Rock Chicago Events-Mark Your Calendars

Girls Rock camp week may be over for us for another year, but ChiIL Mama's full, live show footage from Metro is coming soon, and Girls Rock is keeping busy with more camps and great events.    Check 'em out.   Here's their latest:

Upcoming Events!!!
Summer is here, the city is bustling with fun events, and we are taking part in as many of them as we can get our hands on! We love the opportunity to partner with fellow, like-minded organizations as you'll see from this peek at what's coming up.

History of Women in Music Workshop is the second in our series of workshops presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library as part of their music themed summer reading program, Book Beats. This session is geared toward kids & teens and explores fabulous female musicians in all genres.

Wednesday, July 13th 
You Media - Harold Washington Library
400 S. State St.
3pm / FREE

Pitchfork Music Festival is coming! We're always proud to be part of the now world famous fest. See great up and coming bands as well as old favorites, and be sure to see everything else the festival has to offer: The CHIRP Record Fair, Coterie Craft Fair, and Flatstock Poster Show. And of course visit the Girls Rock! Chicago table to browse our cool new merchandise, or just to say hi.

Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 18
Union Park (Lake St. & Ashland Ave)

One Amazingly Fun Showcase Down, Two to Go:

On June 26th, 75 incredibly talented girls graced the stage at Metro, performing original songs they had written with their bands during camp week. Thanks to everybody who was there to cheer them on. Thanks also to photographer Sarah Vaun for being on hand to capture some great photos, as featured on the Time Out Chicago Kids blog.

Since the camper showcases are the best place to experience what Girls Rock! and Ladies Rock Camp are all about, we hope you'll save the date for our next two inspirational performances.

Ladies Rock Camp Showcase:
Sunday, July 24th
3159 N. Southport
6pm / $6 / kids 8 and under FREE

End-of-Camp Extravaganza, Session Two:
Saturday, August 6th
1375 W. Lake Street
3pm / $7 / kids 8 and under FREE

Volunteers Needed for Girls Rock and Ladies Rock Camps

GR!C’s June camp session was a tremendous success thanks to the many dedicated volunteers who made it possible. We are thrilled to welcome many of them back to our second session of girls' camp, August 1-5, but have some openings for new volunteers as well. If you have a few hours a day to fill the role of instrument instructor (am only), or band coach (pm only), then we'd love to have you on board! Worried that you lack musical proficiency? No problem. Our counselors work with and inspire the girls all day long but need not play an instrument. Roadies and foodies, of course, are everybody's best friends. We are also in need of additional volunteers - especially instrument instructors - for our Ladies Rock Camp, July 22-24. Both Ladies and Girls camps take place at Josephinum Academy in Wicker Park.

If you fit the bill for any of our positions and want to pitch in, fill out a volunteer application or email: volunteer@girlsrockchicago.org

Ladies Rock Camp is almost here...Register Now!

Enrollment is still open for this year’s Ladies Rock Camp, so get those registrations in and be on your way to a rockin’ summer. And don’t forget: Ladies Rock Camp now offers sliding-scale tuition! Ladies Rockers will spend an extended weekend learning an instrument, forming a band, and writing an original song before gracing the beautiful stage at Schubas—and it all starts at just $250! Flexible payment plans are available and all proceeds from Ladies Camp fund much needed scholarships to this summer's girls camps so SIGN UP NOW, or contact LRC@girlsrockchicago.org with any questions.

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