‘R&R’ stands for rock ‘n...

‘R&R’ stands for rock ‘n’ roll at annual Girls’ Camp

The Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp returns to MTSU July 25-29 with a lineup of independent rock artists to instruct and inspire budding young musicians.

The campers will show off their skills in a Camper Showcase slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Siegel High School, located at 3300 Siegel Road in Murfreesboro.

The summer day camp for girls ages 10 to 17 in the University’s Wright Music Hall strives to create a safe, positive culture of collaboration and self-esteem where campers can express themselves, become empowered and rock out.

Campers will attend workshops and receive instruction in guitar, vocals, keyboards, bass, electronic music, songwriting, drums, recording, screen-printing, music herstory, photography, zine-making and do-it-yourself arts and crafts.

Musicians who are slated to share their knowledge with the girls include The Ettes, Natalie Prass, Yumi and the System, Youth Speaks Nashville and Pennyhawk, along with a solo performance by drummer Leslie Hall.

All tickets to the July 30 Camper Showcase are $10 general admission. Children under 8 years old will be admitted free. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Items to be raffled at the showcase to raise money for SGRRC include vintage guitars from the Gretsch Foundation, an overnight stay and dinner for two at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, a Daisy Rock electric guitar, VIP passes to the Next Big Nashville Music Festival and exclusive merchandise from indie record labels Third Man Records and Infinity Cat.

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The Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp is a program of Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, a Murfreesboro-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses involvement and hands-on approaches to inspire young people to grow as individuals, artists and community leaders.

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