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Chicks Rule: Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls to Showcase 70 Young Rockers at Echoplex Tomorrow

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Sara Bareilles teaches vocal lessons to the rock campers. (Photo: Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls)
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by Adrienne Dorsey / Special to LAist

Tomorrow afternoon, 70 girl musicians will take the stage at the Echoplex in Echo Park to show off their musical prowess after attending the second annual Rock n’ Roll Camp For Girls in LA. Over the past few days, campers aged 8 to 17 have picked up instruments and learned to rock without fear. Campers learn an instrument, form a band, write a song, and cap it off with a rock-fueled showcase for the public.

Aiming to empower girls through music education, Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls is held once a year and has doubled in size from last year. This year campers were instructed by volunteers as well as rock royalty, learning the elements of songwriting from Linda Perry, drum instruction from Hole’s Patty Schemel, and vocal lessons from Sara Bareilles.

The all-ages showcase will be 1 to 4 pm at the Echoplex. Tickets are $10.