Past Events

Join GR!C at Color Club (4146 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) on April 25th to fundraise and celebrate the culmination of Let's Rock! Chicago: Extended Play! Bands will be debuting their original songs and performing covers for the public! Help the bands reach their fundraising goals to empower youth through music at GR!C's summer camps!

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GR!C + Space Present: A Girls Rock! Chicago Benefit Show Featuring Waltzer w/ Oux and Macie Stewart

Join us for an evening of music benefitting Girls Rock! Chicago on Wednesday, February 28. This benefit show will include performances from local groups Waltzer, Oux, and Macie Stewart. This show is all-ages and doors open at 6:30pm.

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Doll Parts Play Live Through This by Hole - Benefit for GR!C


Join us for an ALL-AGES show on January 14th, 2024 from 12 - 3pm to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago at Schubas Tavern! Live music from Doll Parts and Won't Stay Dead along with great raffles to raise funds for GR!C!

In 2011, local musician turned psychotherapist Paul Kelvington was desperately looking for a way to engage local philanthropy and connected with Girls Rock! Chicago, a nonprofit that empowers girls, trans, and gender-expansive youth ages 8-16 through music education. Kelvington formed ECONOLINE to play Minutemen’s Double Nickels On The Dime with local musical guests to fundraise for GR!C. Kelvington subsequently followed up these benefit efforts with INSTRUMENT, performing Fugazi’s 13 Songs album as well TRANSMISSION, to play Joy Division’s album Unknown Pleasures.

Kelvington is back for the fourth benefit with supergroup DOLL PARTS to perform the Hole album Live Through This in its entirety. Featuring Kelvington, Melissa Urbanski (The Sentinels), Krystal Rosenbrock (The Evictions) and Aly Jados (Blood People), the performance of this record celebrates the power of music and feminism delivered by Courtney Love.

DOLL PARTS will be supported by local horror-punk band WON’T STAY DEAD, partially comprised of former GR!C campers, Violet Staley and Saffron Lair.

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GR!C Gear Sale at Empty Bottle

Join Girls Rock! Chicago on April 16, 2023 from 12 - 4 PM at Empty Bottle for a Gear Sale! Buy our used gear to support our programs! Find your next preloved guitar or keyboard, even drums! We'll have raffles for gear and GR!C merch for sale.

This event is all ages and free entry! See you there!

12th Annual Auction

Save the date for Girls Rock! Chicago’s 12th Annual Auction on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Parson's West Town (2109 W Chicago Ave) from 6 – 9 PM.

We're thrilled to return to this signature event in-person with cocktails and tasty bites to celebrate and raise $20,000 to support our programs for girls, trans, and gender-expansive youth in Chicago.

Advance tickets are $50 and tickets at the door are $75. All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago.

Our deepest thanks to Land and Sea Dept. for generously sponsoring this event.

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Auction Lots include GR!C Camp Tuition & Swag Bag, Items and Experiences from Interslice Embroidery, Thalia Hall, Sputnik Coffee, and MORE!

Stay tuned for more auction lot details!

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Battle of the Band-Makers Music Trivia Night

It's the Battle of the Band-Makers Music Trivia Night! Calling all music buffs, quiz masters, and possessors of random knowledge - come put your musical prowess to the test! Join the Intonation Music Associate Board and Girls Rock! Chicago (GR!C) staff for a great night of music trivia on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30PM CST.

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Girls Rock! Chicago - 11th Annual Auction

Join Girls Rock! Chicago for our 11th Annual Auction!

Girls Rock! Chicago's signature event is going virtual! Join us on Thursday, May 13th at 7 PM to raise $10,000 to support our programs for girls, trans, and gender-expansive youth! As always, we'll have unique items for bid, plus some special musical performances and spotlights on our work with girls, trans, and gender-expansive youth.

Single Tickets are $10 and we have Two and Four ticket packages available. If you're able, please consider adding an additional donation to your ticket to help us meet our goal!

Still want to tune in and support Girls Rock! Chicago but can't afford a ticket? We have a free option available!

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GR!C 10th Annual Auction

Save the Date for Girls Rock! Chicago’s 10th Annual Auction on Wednesday, February 5th at Parson's Lincoln Park from 6 – 9 PM.

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We’ll be serving cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with plenty of unique items and experiences for you to bid on. We hope that you’ll join us for this signature event and help us raise $10,000 to support girls and trans youth! Stay tuned for details and updates!

Advance tickets are $50 and tickets at the door are $75.

All tickets will be held at the door with our guest list, and there is no need to bring a receipt. All proceeds to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago.

This year our bidding table will feature: Tuition to Girls Rock Camp 2020 + GR!C swag + first choice instrument! / Set from Cards Against Humanity / Drum Lesson with Wilco's Glenn Kotche / Ticket subscription to The Promontory / LP set from female artists from Numero Group / A weekend cabin stay in Wisconsin / Climbing Starter Package from First Ascent Climbing / artwork by Chris Hefner / make-your-own-Vans shoes / Film 101 Youth Camp at Facets / bluetooth earbuds from Shure / cut & color service with Rachael at Nomobo Salon / gift set from Field Notes / and much more!

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Let's Rock! Camp

Do you wish you had Girls Rock! Camp when you were younger? Do you want to learn the basics of a rock instrument and play in a band? Let's Rock! Camp is for you! This is your chance to collaborate with other folks to form your own band and write an original song in a safe and judgement-free space. By the end of the long weekend, you'll feel ready to perform your song at one of the best music venues in the city, The Promontory! Empower yourself and all of your bandmates, just like Girls Rock! Chicago campers do! 🌈✨   NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Dates Friday, October 11th – Monday, October 14th, 2019 Where Camp: Jose De Diego Community Academy (1313 N Claremont Ave, Chicago IL) End-of-Camp Extravaganza: The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave W, Chicago, IL) Tuition: Full Price Tuition - $250.00 Bring-A-Friend Discount Tuition - $200.00 GR!C Volunteer Discount Tuition - $200.00 Full Price Tuition + $50 Donation - $300.00 Payment Plans available - email for more details 📧 APPLY NOW!! Click here to see LR!C's FULL Schedule 📄

Camp Carnival @ Sleeping Village

Come one, come all to the first-ever Girls Rock! Chicago Camp Carnival!
Sunday May 19, 2019
Sleeping Village
$12 advance | $15 day of show

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Food trucks • Bocce Ball • Tarot Readers • Photo Booth • And much, much more, including a chance for GR!C volunteers to sign up and learn more about how camp works.

Carnival from 5-7pm
Music starts at 7pm
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