Thursday, July 2, 2015

Girls Rock Detroit & Seraphine Collective (Weekend Concerts)

We’re going to start with GIRLS ROCK DETROIT

Starting July 13th, this Detroit-based music education organization will offer its first week-long summer camp for girls and female-identifying youth (ages 8-16). The camp, covering band coaching, songwriting workshops and basic instrument lessons, will be hosted at the Michigan State University Community Music School.

The goal is to inspire creativity, build positive self-esteem and instill a sense of community for young girls interested in learning music or getting involved in a music scene. Each of the instrument instructors, band coaches and counselors are women or female-identifying volunteers (many of whom come with substantial experience in the Detroit-area music scene). There is no requirement of any formal music experience for the Girls Rock Detroit camp. The idea is to provide a safe, positive environment for campers, led by a group of supportive role models.

You can learn more about Girls Rock Detroit here:
They’re still working through the formal application process to become a 501©3 non-profit, but if you’d like to donate, click here:

One of the leaders of Girls Rock Detroit is Ypsi-based multi-instrumentalist/singer Melissa Coppola, who performs with Stefan Carr in JUNGLEFOWL. So let’s move onto some concerts to catch this weekend:

July 3 - JUNGLEFOWL performs at the Crossroads Bar & Grill (517 W. Cross, Ypsi) with The Sugar Bombs and Tesla’s Revenge (touring in from New York). Info:

There's a benefit concert next weekend (July 10). More info

Meanwhile, there’s the Seraphine Collective, a Detroit based music community that is comparably promoting a similar sense of openness, positivity and encouraged cooperation amid a music scene. 

They’re organizing/hosting two local concerts over in Detroit that feature Arbor/Ypsi talent.

July 2 – Best Exes (Jim Cherewick & Linda Ann Jordan’s new group) perform at the new Hybrid Moments space (2144 Bagley St in Detroit) with performances by Haunted, Double WinterK9 Sniffles and Blurb (touring in from Chicago. Info:

July 3 – Rebel Kind perform at Trumbullplex with Stef, Broken Water (from Washington) and Weed (from Vancouver). More info:

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