Saturday afternoon at the Vera Project will feature a showcase for bands that were formed during the week prior during the Girl’s Rock Camp. The camp starts on Monday and runs through the week and the show at Vera will be the culmination of the entire camp. The press release explains:
Girls Rock! Seattle will hold their first-ever showcase of camper bands at The Vera Project on July 25th. The showcase is at 3pm, and all ages with a $10 admission.
The Girls Rock! Seattle camper showcase concludes a week of rock n’ roll summer camp for girls ages 9-16. While the showcase is at The Vera Project on July 25th, camp takes place at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center July 20-24. During the course of one week, girls learn to sing or play guitar, bass or drums, they form bands and they write an original song together. The showcase is the culmination of a week’s worth of music-making, DIY workshops and confidence-building activities. It will undoubtedly be an emotional and entertaining event not to miss.
Girls Rock! Seattle’s mission is to build positive self-esteem in girls and encourage creative expression through music. Music education programs will provide girls with an environment that fosters leadership, encourages social change, and cultivates a supportive community of female peers and mentors. Located at 43rd and Fremont Avenue in Seattle, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center will provide an excellent venue for Girls Rock! Seattle. The Fremont Abbey is a newly-renovated non-profit, non-religious arts and education center housed in a restored 1914 brick church.
At camp, girls will receive instruction in guitar, bass, drums or vocals. In addition to learning an instrument, they will form bands, write an original song and practice it with coaching. At the end of the week, each band will perform their song on stage at a final showcase in front of friends, family and the public. Girls will also participate in workshops related to DIY empowerment, self-expression, and self-esteem. Topics include: zine-making, music history, self-defense and body image acceptance.
I’ve recently met some volunteers, a regular camper and a board member of Girl’s Rock Seattle and they are all very excited and proud of their organization and the time they’ve put into it. This show sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime show for a lot of these young girls that has the potential to change lives.