Harmonious Showdown: Battle of the Bands Aims to Raise Funds for Girls Rock MKE

by Madonna

September 24, [2023] – Local nonprofit Girls Rock MKE has encountered an unexpected financial challenge, facing a shortfall that threatens their ongoing operations. The organization now confronts the formidable task of raising $20,000 by the year’s end to sustain its current initiatives and services.

In a harmonious response to this challenge, Girls Rock MKE is turning to the power of music. Specifically, they are hosting a spirited Battle of the Bands event, set to take place at X-Ray Arcade from 3 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, September 24.


Girls Rock MKE has set an ambitious fundraising goal of $5,000 for this all-ages event. The organization aims to achieve this target through a digital campaign, boosted by the enthusiastic participation of the featured bands, as well as proceeds from ticket sales. For those eager to attend, advance tickets can be secured online for $15, while tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $18.


The concept behind the event is to provide each competing band with a 20-minute opportunity to captivate the audience. Attendees will then cast their votes for their favorite performances. As of now, the day’s lineup promises a diverse and exciting musical experience, featuring acts such as Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure, Panko Stankhole, June Gloom, Araelee Berberbaby, and Ali J.


For those unable to attend the Battle of the Bands but still eager to support Girls Rock MKE’s noble mission – “to empower individuals of marginalized identities and diverse experiences through music education and performance” – you can make a contribution through the organization’s website. Donations will directly contribute to camper tuition assistance, instrument maintenance and supplies, as well as the compensation of part-time staff directors, band coaches, and instrument instructors involved in their impactful camps.

Come join the musical festivities at X-Ray Arcade on Sunday, September 24, and help Girls Rock MKE strike a harmonious chord as they strive to empower and uplift marginalized individuals through the transformative power of music. Your support can make a meaningful difference in their mission, ensuring that they continue to inspire and educate through the art of music.


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