Girls Rock Camp alumni reunite March 6 for free pu...

Girls Rock Camp alumni reunite March 6 for free public concert at MTSU

Get ready to rock this Friday, March 6, when artists, volunteers and students from Middle Tennessee’s groundbreaking Southern Girls Rock Camp reunite to celebrate National Women’s History Month with a free public concert at MTSU.

Southern Girls Rock Camp reunion concert poster

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Set for 7 p.m. in the university’s Chris Young Cafe, “Nevertheless She Rocked” will feature camp veterans the Approximates, Savoy Motel and indie star Soccer Mommy, who’s been featured in both Rolling Stone and National Public Radio.

Seating is very limited in the venue at 319 Friendship St. in Murfreesboro, so concertgoers should arrive early, organizers say. A campus map is available at

The concert will reunite artists, volunteers and students who’ve helped make the summer day camp for girls and gender-nonconforming young people ages 10-17 a success.

The nonprofit group Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanitiesmost commonly known as YEAH!, initiated the camp as the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp in 2002 at MTSU, where it was held for 16 years.

“What’s really special is that the concert is a collaboration among the bands, YEAH! and MTSU’s own Department of Recording Industry, the Center for Popular Music and the Albert Gore Research Center,” said Sarah Bandy, executive director of YEAH!.

For more information about the concert, contact Bandy at or the Center for Popular Music at or 615-898-2449.

For more information about the 2020 Southern Girls Rock Camps and other community music camps, visit