Ladies Who Rock Share Their Love for Music

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the month of February we typically identify with Valentine’s Day as one of the major themes of the month. And, we consider ways that we can do something special for our loved ones. Well, what if we also consider ways to share a little of ourselves with strangers in our community? What if we actually create goodwill and inspire others to find their hidden skills and talents?

That’s exactly what Ladies Rock San Diego (LRSD) is about. It’s a rock empowerment camp for women 18 and older and returns to San Diego in March 2019. According to founder and president Melissa Grove, “I believe in building a community that supports a strong identity and encourages collaboration. At Ladies Rock San Diego, we encourage women to embrace their uniqueness and become advocates for themselves and others. We use music as the catalyst to empowerment…it’s fun and educational!”

Speaking from a personal perspective, I know that music offers a means to find ourselves, and to grow in ways that we never thought possible. Having been a professional singer in two rock bands in my 20s, I can attest to some of the benefits of musical collaboration and how music can change you personally and professionally.

It allowed me to become more in tune with myself and challenged me in ways that I never expected. Each musical hurdle I overcame (individually and with the band) helped me to grow in ways I never thought possible. It still continues to offer me inspiration and motivation.

That’s why I am so keen on this program. Even if those who participate don’t make music their career, it will have a lasting impact on their lives. It is a form of inspiration and self-awareness that can’t be duplicated.

At the three-day intensive program participants form a band, learn an instrument, write an original song and perform live in front of friends, family and the community in the Voodoo Room at House of Blues on Sunday, March 24. LRSD is a collaborative and inclusive program where women encourage, empower and inspire each other while rocking out.

Ladies Rock San Diego (LRSD) takes place from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 22; 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at A.R.T.S., 200 East 12th Street, National City, CA. LRSD is for female identified individuals ages 18 and over. To add to the pressure of signing up fast, there are only 30 spots available for this once in a lifetime adventure and journey.

Following the intensive program, participants get to showcase their skills and newfound talent before family, friends and strangers. This event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at the Voodoo Room at House of Blues. This event is open to the public and all ages. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10.

All proceeds from LRSD support Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, a nonprofit organization that brings the community together to empower girls through music. This year, the girl’s camp will be held from Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 at A.R.T.S.

Melissa Grove, shared, “We’re happy that we can provide a space that encourages women to step out of their comfort zones and express themselves through music, all while having fun and supporting the girls at Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego.”

During Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, participants attend empowerment assemblies and workshops covering a wide range of topics including guided meditation and self-defense. In addition, they engage in instrument instruction, jam sessions, a photo shoot with their band and wrap up the weekend rocking out live at the Voodoo Room. This year the showcase will close with a special performance by The Red Winged Blackbirds, a girl’s graduate band.

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If this opportunity inspires you, then maybe it’s your chance to “rock on” and move out of your comfort zone.

Ladies Rock San Diego allows women to find and develop their musical skills and talents.

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