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Girls Rock brings Milwaukee’s newest stars to Turner Hall this Sunday

Girls Rock MKE

Summer camps have gotten more activity-specific over the years, especially compared with the straightforward options available way back when to those of us of a certain age. Wonderfully, kids can throw themselves into just about any of their interests for days and weeks at a time thanks to organizations like Girls Rock MKE.

The local group is in the midst of its first session of the summer, giving girls and gender-expansive youth between the ages of 8 and 16 a chance to try the full band experience: learn an instrument, team up with other campers, write a song and then perform on stage.

They’re just about to that last step for this session and in preparation have invited music fans from all around the Milwaukee area to check out the city’s next generation of rock stars. This Sunday, June 20, seven freshly formed bands will take the stage at Turner Hall Ballroom for a showcase that runs from noon to 2 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.).

The run of show includes one-song performances from each of the seven bands: Wolf Pack, Blueberry Moon, Lonely Crawlers, The Royal Dreams, Pop Rocks, The Big Six and Shooting Stars. Kids age 10 and under can get in free, and tickets are available on a sliding scale from $10-20.

Proceeds from those sales go to support Girls Rock’s mission “to empower individuals of marginalized identities and diverse experiences through music education and performance.” You can pick up tickets here and learn more about Girls Rock MKE on the organization’s website.

A large group of girls and women of all ages make the "rock and roll" hand gesture while gathered together on a stage with lights overhead.
Girls Rock MKE