Girls Rock Asheville holds a fundraiser and adult program

ROCK ON: Ladies Rock Camp (March 11-13) raises funds for this summer's Girls Rock Asheville Camp and lets adult women get in on the fun. Photo by Girls Rock Asheville

Girls Rock Asheville provides the opportunity for young women to collaborate with peers, develop baseline musical instrument proficiency and rock out onstage in front of an enthusiastic audience. What’s not to love?

But there are costs involved in mounting this ambitious program, which the Girls Rock Asheville organization has been putting on since 2014. As a means of raising funds — and also letting adult women in on the fun — the organization created Ladies Rock Camp, which runs Friday through Sunday, March 11-13. A few spaces remain open at press time, but there are other ways to be involved. You can support the camp’s work through tax-deductible donations (Girls Rock Asheville is a 501(c)3 nonprofit) and by purchasing tickets for the showcase performance on Sunday, March 13.

Lockie Hunter, Girls Rock Asheville’s executive board member for fundraising and events, says the Ladies Rock Camp is “an intensive, three-day experience that provides an opportunity for women 21 and older to find their inner rocker for the weekend.” Taking part in a program that closely mirrors the structure and focus of Girls Rock Asheville’s summer camp for girls, Ladies Rock campers receive instrument instruction and take part in workshops on songwriting, yoga and self-care for performers, “women in rock herstory” and more. No experience is necessary. The three-day camp culminates Sunday afternoon at The Mothlight, where campers will take the stage in groups they’ve formed and put on a musical performance. The show will be recorded so campers can take home a recording on CD.

The Ladies Rock Camp event seeks to raise $4,800, and all funds go toward scholarships for Girls Rock Camp.

WHAT: Ladies Rock Camp showcase performance, girlsrockasheville.org
WHERE: The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road
WHEN: Sunday, March 13, at 5 p.m. Suggested donation $2-$5

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