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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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