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Band Camp Crush: Girls Rock Camp Boston! August 2-7 at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain!

June 24, 2010

It started in Portland, Oregon in 2001, and has grown to be a full-time program there, with additional camps happening in cities worldwide. Well this year, for the first time, Girls Rock Camp comes to Boston! During the first week in August (2-7), there will be a grrrlriffic explosion of rock at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain.

The general mission of Girls Rock Camp Boston (GRCB) is to build self-esteem and leadership skills through the use of music education and performance. For one week, girls ages 8-16 (regardless of musical ability) get together to form a band. With the help of band coaches and instrument instructors, the goal for each band is to write a song and perform it live on the final evening of the camp session in the Showcase! This year, the Showcase will be at TT the Bears on August 7th from 1-6PM

In addition to learning music, the camp hosts a number of workshops to promote the exploration of self expression. So while learning to rock out, the girls will also learn about self-defense, screen printing, zine writing, women in rock history, and more! During lunch break, the girls get to see live performances by local real-life rock ladies. Scheduled to perform so far are Sister Spaceman, Apple Betty, Cathy Cathodic, and Gunpowder Gelatine.

There has already been one fundraiser for this event, but there are still many planned. Check it:

June 30th, 2010
Video Underground
385 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
6-10 PM, $20 (movie, BBQ, beer, entertainment)
Film Screening, BBQ, Beer, Live Music by Cathy Cathodic, Raffle Prizes, music by DJ D’Hana!

Monday, July 12, 2010
Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
9PM-midnight, $8

Fashion Show, Live Music, Raffle Prizes!

Sunday, July 25, 2010
TT the Bears
10 Brookline Street
Cambridge, MA
1-6 PM, $10
Live Sets from Aerochix, Mary Lou Lord, Hilken Mancini, Robin Lane & many more!

Also, listen to some of the campers perform their Camp Song, live on Boston Emissions this Sunday June 27th. They will be talking about what they are looking forward to about the camp!!!

So, come on out to one of the benefits and learn more about the awesome things going on at Girls Rock Camp Boston! Help out by sponsoring a camper, lending gear, donating prizes for the raffle, donating money, and more!!!

Click Here to DONATE!

August 2-7, 2010
Girls Rock Camp Boston
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

August 7, 2010
Girls Rock Showcase
TT the Bears
10 Brookline Street
Cambridge, MA
$10, all ages

One Comment
  1. This is going to be so much fun! I'm also going to be one of the featured performers playing delta blues during the lunch break on Wednesday Aug. 4th! I'll be teaching guitar too!Can't wait! Girls rock! Thanks for the Band Camp Crush!xoxo,Erinhttp://www.erinharpe.com

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