Ladies Rise Up and Rock

Women Making Their Mark in Music

Ladies Rise Up and Rock has officially announced its next concert event—an innovative event in Portland, Oregon, set to take place on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the beautiful Alberta Rose Theatre. The Portland chapter of this concert series will be a retrospective show highlighting famous female singers from 1945 to the present day, headlined by local singer-songwriter Michele Van Kleef. The concert will benefit the local non-profit Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls.

Local radio station KZME is sponsoring the event with founder Carl Mancuso and his PR firm, Upswing Public Relations.

Ladies Rise Up and Rock is a groundbreaking new concert series featuring women making their mark in music in a variety of genres and styles. The inaugural event took place at the Regency Lodge in San Francisco, California, in March 2013. Click here for photos!

A portion of proceeds from the event went to the GRAMMY in the Schools campaign, bringing music education to schools all over the country. Click here to read about the donation.

Ladies Rise Up and Rock also donated a PRS SE electric guitar to a rocking female musician in Roseville, California. Read the story here!

If you are interested in being a partner, contact us.

From the Inaugural Event:
San Francisco, CA | 2013

Gretchen Menn Trio

Gretchen Menn TrioRapidly gaining praise in the world of instrumental rock and beyond, Gretchen Menn isn’t your average guitar hero on the rise. She once flew regional jets to support her six-string habit. She has studied, in equal parts, the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, and Jimmy Page. (Regarding the latter composer, she performs the music of Led Zeppelin all over the U.S. with Zepparella.) {Click for more.}

The Wellspring

The WellspringThe Wellspring is an indie folk-pop duo from NY, now based in LA, comprised of Talia Osteen and Dov Rosenblatt. The duo hit the road for their first national tour in 2011, opening for Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller in over 40 cities across North America, promoting their debut self titled EP, produced by Bill Lefler (Dashboard Confessional, Ingrid Michaelson). The EP was dubbed the #1 “Indie Album of the Year” by {Click for more.}

Kiwi Time

Kiwi TimeKiwi Time is a fresh independent rock band from San Francisco playing new, deeply rooted melodies brought to life by frontwoman Anna Makovchik's voice, with heartfelt lyrics and catchy riffs. Winners of the ArtRockX band competition, they have also headlined the Red Marines Music Festival and played shows in Los Angeles and New York. The band has been featured on Live 105's Top Ten Local Bands in San Francisco. {Click for more.}

Samantha Hale (MC)

Samantha HaleSamantha Hale is a filmmaker, stand-up comedian, author, and fervent explorer of why music matters. Having never been to film school, she had the honor of premiering her first film on the Documentary Channel, and is currently working on her second feature on the connection between music and love. She has performed in venues such as the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store, among many others. {Click for more.}

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