May 2nd, 2022
● GRD and GRR are empowering girls, women, and LGBTQ+ folk through music and education
● Upcoming workshop series featuring music industry professionals aims to bolster underrepresented communities
● Pay What You Can workshops will teach music business basics to aspiring local musicians
Since the pandemic, forward thinking organizations are fostering connections with distant places in digital spaces for the benefit of local communities. Girls Rock Detroit and Girls Rock! Rochester are two such organizations, combining resources to serve their shared mission of empowering girls, women, and LGBTQ+ folk through music and education. In partnering with Guitar Gabby and the TxLips Band LLC, the three organizations together aim to bolster communities that are underrepresented in the music industry by providing Pay What You Can Music Business workshops. Six workshops led by women and gender diverse industry professionals will teach music business basics to aspiring musicians. Workshops are open to teens and adults, and proceeds benefit Girls Rock Detroit and Girls Rock! Rochester’s annual summer youth camps. Visit www.girlsrockdetroit.org/events to register.
About Girls Rock Detroit
Girls Rock Detroit is a community organization dedicated to fostering creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness for girls, women, gender expansive, and transgender people through music education and performance. By encouraging creativity, confidence, and collaboration in a supportive environment, we strive to empower young people to challenge preconceived notions of what they can do, become, and to be engaged members of our communities. We believe it is crucial that all young people have access to equipment and instruction regardless of their socio-economic background, religion, race, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.
About Girls Rock! Rochester
Girls Rock! Rochester is a 501.C nonprofit organization dedicated to using music as a vehicle for personal growth and positive change for girls, women and the LGBTQ+ Community. GR!R is committed to providing a safe, educational, and inspiring environment for children to grow their confidence, embrace their authenticity, and to be provided the necessary resources in order for them to creatively thrive, channel, and artistically express.
About Guitar Gabby & The TxLips Band, LLC
Guitar Gabby & The TxLips Band, LLC. is a global entity that triples as a self-management firm, a consulting group, and an international touring rock collective called The TxLips Gang. We are a group of professional women and gender non-conforming folk that challenge the equality of powers in every industry.Our Mission is to inspire diverse rockstars worldwide to challenge the boundaries set in various industries. We do this by providing direct access to music, business, and legal education to marginalized groups.