San Luis Obispo, CA – A group of passionate local SLO County women musicians, vocalists, poets, and artists are raising their voices in support of human rights, female empowerment and unity, taking place on January 21, 2017 at the Fremont.
United We Rise: A Concert for Change will kick off at the Fremont Theater main hall from 2 to 4 p.m. directly after the SLO Women’s March taking place at Mitchell Park and commencing throughout downtown. SLO City Mayor Heidi Harmon will take the stage for a speech midway through the musical performances.
Listen to our broadcast of this concert today, January 22, 2017 at 3 pm PST on Central Coast LIVE! Radio
Music collaborations will be performed by:
- Inga Swearingen
- Kristen Black
- Reese Galido (The Kicks)
- Shawna Marie (Captain Nasty)
- Linda Martin (Back Bay Betty)
- Allison Jeanette (Foxx & Rice)
- Colleen Gnos
- Lee Ann Vermeulen-Roberts
- Hayley Cain (Hayley and the Crushers)
- Amaris Laurette Taylor (Zen Mountain Poets)
- Ananda Sarabalis
- Emily Franklin
- Erin Inglish
- Lauren Riffle (Mama Tumba)
- Noach Tangeras
- Rachel Santa Cruz
- Hilary Langdon (Tipsy Gypsies)
- Shea Kelly (Hot Tina)
- Melody Klemin
- Talia Phillps – Ortega
- Rose Hall (Hot Tina)
This grassroots concert is presented by Good Medicine Presents and Numbskull Productions and is a volunteer effort. Men, women, children and members of the LGBTQ community are welcome to attend, sing along, and speak their truth. The concert offers up a safe, non-violent, inclusive space where inspiration, healing, and unity can grow.
“Our intention for the show is: women rising together to declare that our future will not be dictated by fear, lies and hate. We stand loudly and clearly for love, community, collaboration and human rights,” said concert organizer Shawna Marie.
The group of local musicians varies in age, musical style, and walk of life. However, they will all band together to play both original and cover songs. Many will be collaborating together for the first time. Organizer Korie Hill Newman of Good Medicine Presents is excited about this level of cooperation among the artists.
“These women are working together to create change, and that’s inspiring,” Newman said. “This will be a passionate jam session unlike anything local folks have seen before.”
Poetry and spoken word performances will add another layer of color and humanity to the event. For up-to-date info, please go to the Facebook Event Page linked above.
Tickets are available at Boo Boo Records and www.ticketfly.com for $10. More than 2,000 people are already signed up for the SLO Women’s March, and we anticipate many of these folks to attend the Fremont show. You may be able to obtain tickets at the door, but we suggest advance tickets to secure your seat.
Please note: We are not officially affiliated with the SLO Women’s March, although we support its mission and values. Proceeds from the show will benefit Transitions-Mental Health Association and Planned Parenthood Central Coast.
For interviews and info: Please email concert organizer Shawna Marie at Shawna@igniteherfire.com or call her at (805) 748-0749.
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