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WinterFest Handmade Market

Girls Rock! Chicago is excited to be hosting a handmade pop-up market at The Rookery (2109 W. Chicago Ave.) during the West Town Chamber of Commerce WinterFest. The event will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and will include local businesses all over West Town. There is no charge to enter the market or peruse any shops involved in the Fest, and Fest-goers can enjoy free refreshments and children’s activities in the Shapiro Ballroom as well. The Market is also a benefit for Girls Rock! Chicago. All of the Vendors will make a donation to the organization. So stop by, let’s be merry, shop local artisans and stores, and support a great organization!

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Past Events

8th Annual Autumn Auction

Please join us for Girls Rock! Chicago’s Eighth Annual Autumn Auction on Thursday, November 16th at the beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Hotel from 6 - 9 PM. We'll be serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with plenty of unique items and experiences for you to bid on.

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End-of-Camp Extravaganza Session 2

Please join us at Thalia Hall on Sunday, August 13th at 11 AM (Campers & volunteers arrive at 9:45 AM please!) for our Session 2 End-of-Camp Extravaganza! Come celebrate our amazing campers as they perform the songs they write in just one week of rock camp. Tickets are $10 and free for kids 8 and under. Campers will receive two free tickets per family.

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End-of-Camp Extravaganza Session 1

Please join us at Thalia Hall on Sunday, July 23rd at aa AM (Campers & volunteers arrive at 9:30 AM please!) for our Session 1 End-of-Camp Extravaganza! Come celebrate our amazing campers as they perform the songs they write in just one week of rock camp. Tickets are $10 and free for kids 8 and under. Campers will receive two free tickets per family.

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Volunteer Orientation 2

All Girls Rock! Chicago volunteers, new and old, must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation. This training will cover everything you need to know to feel like a rock camp expert, including: Camp volunteer roles, the camp week schedule, child & youth development, oppression & privilege, and camp week activities. We'll provide light refreshments. You'll also get a chance to meet the staff and your fellow volunteers, tour the camp space, and complete fun and exciting paperwork!

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Volunteer Orientation 1

All Girls Rock! Chicago volunteers, new and old, must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation. This training will cover everything you need to know to feel like a rock camp expert, including: Camp volunteer roles, the camp week schedule, child & youth development, oppression & privilege, and camp week activities. We'll provide light refreshments. You'll also get a chance to meet the staff and your fellow volunteers, tour the camp space, and complete fun and exciting paperwork!

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2016 Camp CD Listening Party

Girls Rock! Chicago is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2016 camp CDs! We absolutely love them, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Each camper gets one free CD from their session, and extras are available for $5.00 each. Both sessions will be available to download from our Bandcamp at girlsrockchicago.bandcamp.com. CDs will be available for pickup on Sunday, May 14th from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at our office (1530 W. Superior St. in West Town.) We welcome you to stop by and say hello! If you are unable to make it on the 14th, we are happy to ship your camper’s CD directly to you.

ShredShop: April Edition

It’s finally here! A chance to experience the magic of camp during the year! Starting in 2017, Girls Rock! Chicago will facilitate one full weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) of workshops at Josephinum Academy in Wicker Park. Workshops will expand upon topics we cover at camp, including DIY recording, live sound setup, guitar instruction, DJing, and MUCH MUCH MORE! Please join us Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM at Josephinum Academy (1501 N. Oakley Blvd., Chicago, IL 60622).

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LR!C End-of-Camp Extravaganza

Join us at Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont Ave.) on Monday, February 20th at 6:00 PM for our LR!C Adult Rock Camp showcase! Our campers will be performing the original songs they wrote in just three and a half days at our rock camp for grown ups. Tickets will be $10 at the door. We've still got room at LR!C if you want to rock--learn more at the link below!

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Session 1 End-of-Camp Extravaganza

Our Session 1 End-of-Camp Extravaganza is coming up this Sunday, July 24th at 11:00 AM! Our campers will be showcasing the brilliant songs they have composed with their bands at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport in Pilsen); you definitely don’t want to miss this.

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