Girls Rock Camp Showcase 2016: For Those About to Rock!

Girls Rock Camp Showcase 2016: For Those About to Rock!
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Who: Carbondale Community Arts University
What: Girls Rock Camp showcases
Where:
When: 2016-07-16
A weekend showcase will feature the future of the local music scene as young participants in Carbond
Leah Williams

A weekend showcase will feature the future of the local music scene as young participants in Carbondale Community Arts’ annual Girls Rock Camp get ready to turn it up on the Strip.

The camp began earlier this week at Carbondale Community High School as the girls from fourth grade through their senior years in high school formed bands, rehearsed, and learned about songwriting, production, stagecraft, and music business. The camp culminates at the Girls Rock Camp showcase, which will rock Saturday, July 16 at the Hangar 9. As many as twenty-eight campers in seven bands (including B.W.G., the Dynamite Dolls, Neon Love, Out of the Flames, Skeptic System, Spunky Punx, and Twisted Ego) will amp up. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5.

A full merchandise station will be provided by Merch Op and the Girls Rock Camp. A Camper Hall of Fame with Sarah Mitchell’s video and photography work will also be on display.

“Camp is all about having fun and developing a sense of self as well as learning how to build cooperative relationships with others,” Carbondale Community Arts executive director Jessica Lynn told Nightlife earlier this year. “It’s more than a music camp, it’s an expression of empowerment.”

Lynn also said that the Girls Rock Camp serves a vital purpose in the Southern Illinois music scene because it provides young women with an avenue through which to express themselves and show their creative sides.

“Any organization that promotes issues like accessibility, community, egalitarianism, feminism, anti-racism, and critical thinking is an important organization to have in Southern Illinois— especially for youth,” she said. “This camp specifically intends to free youths’ voices, highlight ways that women have been artists, writers, performers, activists, and musicians throughout history, but who have faced marginalization in the media, and give youth a wider breadth of role models in whom they can see themselves.”

For more information, visit <http://www.GirlsRockCarbondale.com>.

who: Carbondale Community Arts

what: Girls Rock Camp showcases

where: Hangar 9

 

when: Saturday, July 16