Rock-and-roll fantasies become reality in just a few days
How long do you think it would take to learn how to play the drums? A year? A month? How about two days?
That’s the premise of Ladies Rock MKE, an intensive Friday-Sunday music camp in Milwaukee for women, trans and gender-nonconforming folks of any identity 18 years or older. Campers of all skill levels learn an instrument — like drums, guitar or vocals — form a band, write a song and perform it at a public show after only two days of practice.
This episode of Uniquely Milwaukee starts with a Ladies Rock alum: Radio Milwaukee Business Manager Kris deFelice. She takes us back to 2019, a year of transformation that included getting a motorcycle license, overcoming her fear of public speaking and joining Ladies Rock to find her inner rockstar.
After that, I take you on the journey of three women who try an instrument for the first time and find out if the impact of this camp goes beyond the music.