A Benefit for the Junior League of Baltimore
The 8×10, Baltimore, MD (June 4, 2017)
On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment was proposed by Congress, which would give women the right to vote the following year. On June 4, 2017, we will celebrate one of the largest victories in the history of women’s rights. Femstock is a benefit concert hosted at Baltimore’s favorite local venue, The 8×10. All proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc., and the bill will feature an all-star cast of local and regional women in music.
The Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
The Junior League of Baltimore Inc. values the power of voluntarism, the diverse community in which we live, the talents, commitment, and contribution of our members, and our history of community impact and involvement.
The Junior League of Baltimore is committed to fulfilling our mission of “improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers”. To achieve this goal, we focus our efforts on Baltimore City metropolitan area by training our members to lead and serve on short- and long-term volunteer initiatives. Our community impact activities center around three focus areas:
1. Empowering women through social and economic development;
2. Empowering children and youth through civic leadership and education;
3. Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities.
Learn more at www.jlbalt.org
Tickets: $12 advance/$14 day of show
Doors: 6:30 pm
Music: 7 pm – ???
Born in creativity and steeped in a love for the power of music, Gypsy Soul Revival quite literally fell together overnight in a quaint corner of Federal Hill. With a passion for the music that moves people and the idea that there’s a connection that happens when like minded people come together for a greater good, this band embodies a powerful musical experience. Gypsy Soul Revival will continue to evolve as they grow and the journey will be shared with those who choose to leave their minds open to that experience. Taking turns through the blues, soul, funk, jazz, R&B and an eclectic path through genres, GSR boasts some of the area’s best musical talent backing up one of Baltimore’s greatest vocal gems. Whether you’re a casual listener or someone who holds music as an integral part of your very fiber, you owe it to yourself to follow Gypsy Soul Revival and see why this group will establish a foothold as THE band to see and take in!
Suga Grits is a trio, whose members were originally based out of Philly, but now reside in Washington, DC. While this trio has made somewhat of a name for itself in the Mid-Atlantic as The Strange Heat, their new alter ego, Suga Grits, is ready to bring the funk! This trio will feature a rotating case of female artists as they rock the stage for us.
Rachel Ann Morgan Band:
Rachel Ann Morgan is a singer/songwriter in the Baltimore & DC area. Her strong background in musical theatre gives her a unique stage presence and ability to shift between different genres of music. Although she works on multiple projects from electronic to funk, her heart lies with blues, rock, and soul music. She has been working with a variety of different groups writing and creating original music with a focus on the Baltimore based blues/rock group she fronts, Hop’t. In the past few years, Rachel Ann has had the opportunity to share the stage with many note-able musicians such as tenor saxophonist Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes Band, Susan Tedeschi Band), Matt Abts and Jorgen Carlson (Gov’t Mule, Planet of the Abts), as well as many up-and-coming musicians in the DC blues/rock scene. Her main influences include blues/rock legends such as Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell as well as more contemporary female powerhouses such as Susan Tedeschi, Beth Hart, and Bonnie Raitt.
Amanda is an up-and-coming power vocalist in the Baltimore/DC music scene. A relative newcomer to the industry, Amanda has performed both original and cover material with several groups in the local jam community, and in 2015 was invited to sing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden. Her commanding vocal presence and ability to communicate with audiences make her at ease performing many genres of music, although she connects most with the blues. Her influences span from Etta James and Janis Joplin to more contemporary powerhouses Amy Winehouse and Beth Hart, to name only a few!