DC Music Rocks Festival

930 Club, 815 V St NW, Washington, DC

With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls, non-binary, and trans youth of varying racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds; abilities; identities; and experiences to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up, and rock out! Following in the footsteps of girls rock camps across the United States, Girls Rock! DC was founded in October 2007 by an all-volunteer collective of DC metro area musicians, teachers, artists and community organizers. We build upon our diverse experiences and musical backgrounds, connections to local youth, and approaches to grassroots organizing to create a week-long day camp, for Washington, D.C. area girls ages 8-18, as well as an after school program. During the week, campers receive small-group instruction on electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, turntables, digital music, or vocals; form bands, and collaborate to write an original song or DJ set, which they perform at a showcase at the end of the week. Campers also learn about the history of women in rock, gender and cultural identity, ways to dismantle systems of oppression, band merchandise and promotion, conflict resolution and other skills young folks need to take over the world of music! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/GirlsRockDC/ https://www.instagram.com/girlsrockdc/

DC Music Rocks is a syndicated FM radio show, a popular podcast, and an extensive website which also features a DC Local Artist Database, a Local Music Calendar, and extensive playlists. DC Music Rocks’ mission is to “shine a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind, the DC region’s local music scene.” The show’s mission is to start organizing the widely-available local music and make it accessible to the community to find, follow, and enjoy! With approaching 10,000 followers, all in the DC region, the community has shown its love in return! The team is confident you're gonna love the local music scene!