Feb 21st, 2013
Summer is fast approaching, and with it, our 8th annual Girls Rock! Summer Camps. We are once again offering two sessions of camp, and a little variety from our usual schedule: Session One will take place Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14 and Session Two from Monday, August 5 - Sunday, August 11. Both week-long camps are being held at Suder Montessori, a Magnet Elementary school with it’s own after-school rock band program on Chicago’s Near West Side.
2013 CAMPER APPLICATION
Photo by Jessica Neria
During camp, girls ages 8-16 will pick up an instrument and form a band, then write, perform and record an original song — in just 7 days! Find out more about the camp day on our 2013 Camp Info page. Campers must be 8 years old by the start of their camp session and able to attend all 7 days to apply. Financial Aid is available, and no experience is necessary to participate in Girls Rock! Summer Camp.
Volunteers applications will follow so check out all of our volunteer roles and consider teaching an instrument, becoming a counselor, leading a workshop, helping with food, or hauling gear. Many hands make Rock Camp possible!
We can’t wait to see you at camp!
Sep 25th, 2012
Girls Rock! Chicago is pleased to announce our third annual Autumn Auction! Please join us in celebrating our seventh (!) summer of camp, and to kick off fundraising for 2013. Those who’ve joined us in the past know how fun this party is. And this year, we’re squaredancing for charity. Chicago’s own Golden Horse Ranch Band will be leading us in the Virginia Reel and other favorites, while bartenders from Big Star shake up whiskey cocktails, and Sierra Nevada taps a couple kegs. Once again, we’ve amassed an incredible array of items for bid—from recording studio time to distillery tours and a 1-year subscription to local rock shows. Yeehaw! Come see why countless folks tell us we host the best charity auction in town.
A U T U M N A U C T I O N
H O O T, H O L L E R & R A I S E D O L L A R S!
Thursday October 18th, 2012 | 7-10 p.m.
Greenhouse Loft [ 2534 W. Diversey Ave., Avondale ]
T I C K E T S :
$60 advance* | $75 day-of
[ All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago ]
I N F O & R S V P :
[ Follow GR!C on Facebook and Twitter for daily details between now and October 18th ]
Sep 13th, 2012
Another Girls Rock! Chicago Autumn Auction? Another guaranteed good time! This highly-anticipated, annual event set for Thursday, Oct. 18th in Chicago’s Greenhouse Loft, will feature the sensational, square-dancing sounds of the Golden Horse Ranch Band, delicious whiskey and beer drinks from our friends at Big Star, fabulous auctions items for bidding, and much, much more! All proceeds go to benefit GR!C and, right now, admission for the evening starts at just $50 per person. Tickets will be sold for $75 day-of, so take advantage of the early bird special and save us a dance in advance!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS: http://bit.ly/GRCautumnauction
QUESTIONS? Please email RSVP@girlsrockchicago.org for more information.
Aug 30th, 2012
After lots of hard work from the staff and the board, Girls Rock! Chicago is pleased to present our FY2011 Annual Report. Inside you will find a summary of events from that calendar year, personal stories from 2011 campers and volunteers, as well as important information, including our financials. Special thanks to photographers Amanda Barbato, Kara Edington-Reed, Jessica Neria, and Jessica Periotti for contributing all the fantastic imagery, and Joan Pinnell for design.
Click the cover above to view the Annual Report as a “flippable” online magazine or click here to download it as a PDF.
Thanks to everyone for continuing to support Girls Rock! Chicago.
Aug 27th, 2012
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 8th & 9th | 11am to 7pm
Division Ave. in Wicker Park | All-ages! FREE!
The Renegade Craft Fair returns to Division Ave. for an anniversary 10th annual Chicago run, and GR!C will be there with buttons aplenty. Held outdoors along Division St. in Wicker Park, this FREE to attend craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will run from 11am – 7pm each day, and feature over 300 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation. GR!C will be there all weekend, stationed under a tent with plenty of supplies set for button-making Want to volunteer? Join us for a shift or two as we sit alongside some of Chicago’s most talented crafters and spread the good word of GR!C to any smiling stranger who stops by.
VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS: Must enjoy button-making & smiling at strangers. Email our Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, for shift information.
Aug 13th, 2012
Mark your calendars and save-the-date because your shouts of support have never been needed more: On Thursday, August 23rd, Girls Rock! Chicago is going to battle—karaoke, that is. Volunteer Carrie Shemanski has been selected to take the stage in our name and, because crowd response determines the winner, we’d greatly appreciate you loaning us your loudness for the night.
Gather your friends, family, coworkers and band mates, and join us at Beauty Bar because what we need now is help rallying the troops to provide our qualifier Carrie with a well-deserved, dominating decibel of encouragement as she croons her way to the champion title—which includes a generous percentage of the door money for the winning nonprofit!
DETAILS: Karaoke Idol at Beauty Bar |1444 W. Chicago Ave. | Chicago, IL 60642
August 23rd | 8pm to 11pm | $5 admisson | 21+