Friday, June 26, 2015

TONIGHT: #BhamJun26 6pm @GirlsRockBham: Locals Unite for Silent Art Auction at @RevelatorCoffee

Birmingham is truly a Magic City. You can feel it all around. There's something about this town, maybe despite its darker history, that brings people together from all walks of life uniting for the common good – to revitalize our city.

This is especially evident with the small but mighty nonprofit organization Girls Rock Bham. The Director, Lindsey Shante, and Treasurer/Secretary, Shelly Ann Edge, have rallied a passionate group of volunteers to help organize the first Summer Rock Camp for girls ages 9 to 16, which will be held at the Avondale venue Saturn the last week in July.

Girls Rock Bham will host its second benefit, a silent art auction at Revelator Coffee Company downtown, on Friday, June 26, to raise money for this year's camp. Tickets are $10 at the door, and proceeds will pay for instruments, lessons and other materials for participants.

Revelator Coffee has graciously offered to host this event at no cost to the organization and will be selling their delectable coffee and tea during the fundraiser.

Local talented female artists are donating their artwork, and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. Artists include Catherine Beaton, Elizabeth Burnett, Anne Conway, Mary Catherine Fehr, Hillary Floyd, Tamara Harper, Merritt Milam, Lindsay Mouyal, Jennifer Oxford, Sarah Randolph, September Reed, Kassie Smith, Leah Thornton, and more to be announced.

Birmingham lady musicians and DJs Jennifer Freehling, Beth Ragland Stewart, Andrea Paschal, and Jackie Lo will be spinning records during the event playing music by female musicians. If you can't tell, this organization is all about empowering women in all facets of creativity!

The cover also gets you a raffle ticket towards a rocking piece of art and two VIP tickets to Secret Stages. Crestwood Coffee Company and Cafe is donating food for the event also covered in the ticket cost - another great example of the people of Birmingham uniting for this great cause.

You must be present to win the raffle (drawings at 7 and 8 p.m.) but do not have to be present to win the silent art auction bids. The winners of the auction will be announced at 8 p.m.

All ages welcome – this is a family friendly event.

Cost: $10 which gets you a raffle ticket towards prizes and food; additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 each; 100% of proceeds go to Girls Rock Bham to cover costs of their first Summer Rock Camp for girls.

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