Artists + Locals Team up for Girls Rock! PGH Benefit

Published On January 19, 2016 | By Mackenzie Sugrue | Community

Joan-JettAmerican rock legend Joan Jett once said she grew up in a world where girls were told they couldn’t play rock n’ roll; but we’ve come a long way since then…

Over the past several decades, the industry’s mass insurgence of leading lady musicians has inspired further support for female artists in communities far and wide.

Organizations within Pittsburgh’s creative realm have established platforms providing support for female artists, along with building foundations for their future careers… And local collective Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is working to cultivate the skill sets of PGH’s female front runners for generations to come.

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Dream Phone

The Girls Rock! empowerment program has continued to support local female-driven music since 2012, amplifying their mantra to the fullest extent and proving that their name stretches far beyond a simple slogan…

While honing their creativity, self-expression and critical-thinking skills, artists are taught to establish self-confidence and practice mutual respect among peers and mentors through music.

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Run Forever

As the Girls Rock! group continues to grow their artist community, several other PGH collectives have taken notice; and this month, they’re stepping up to show their continued support.

On January 23, Opus One Productions and Don’t Let The Scene Go Down On Me! will team up for a Girls Rock! benefit bash to include live music, coffee and catering, courtesy of Constellation.

Taking place at the Mattress Factory, the gallery will be open to explore before the live performances take place.

Evening entertainment will be provided by Braddock’s Run Forever, Philadelphia’s Free Cake For Every Creature, and the Steel City’s own, Dream Phone. You can peep a preview of their music below:

Run Forever

Dream Phone

Be sure to stop out and show support for Girls Rock! and the performing artists on board this Saturday, January 23.

Doors will open at 6PM, and tickets ($5) can be purchased online.

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