2nd Annual Willie Mae-ra-thon THIS Weekend

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit educational summer arts program serving girls ages 8-18 in New York City, is having their second annual Willie Mae-ra-thon this weekend on from May 8th-11th. The concert is a event used to raise funds used for scholarships to send girls to the summer camp. Six concerts featuring nearly 25 bands will be held over four nights at various venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In addition to the music, fans and supporters can enjoy crafts, tattoos (we’re thinking the temporary kind?), body paint and trapeze artists.

Silent Barn in Queens will be hosting a show separate from the Mae-ra-thon, but all proceeds will go directly to the summer camp. Samara Lubelski, The Mad Scene, The Vandelles, and Kate Ferencz will play the Silent Barn show and baked goods will be available all night.

Schedule for the 2008 Willie Mae-ra-thon:
Thu. May 8th @ Union Pool, $10 Suggested donation, 21+
Kissy Kamikaze 9PM , Dark Room 10PM, Slaywhore 11PM
Members of The Trapeze Loft Players in bewteen sets

Fri. May 9th @ The Glasslands Gallery, $10 Suggested donation, 21+
mercat 1PM, omega jarden 2PM, Adam Matta 3PM, 3 djs from the ladies of UBIQUITA! 4PM

Sat. May 10th @ Pete’s Candy Store, cover is free, 21+
Donations to the tip bucket go to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
Lisa Kasimow 8PM, The World Collective 9PM, the Minetta 10PM, (loiter) 11PM

Sat. May 10th @ The Silent Barn, sponsored by Horse+Dragon NYC
Kate Ferencz, The Vandelles, The Mad Scene, Samara Lubelski

Sun. May 11th @ Cake Shop, $10 Suggested donation
Early Show (all ages): Pandora’s Box, Honeychild, Magnolia, Aquila, Each Other’s Mothers
Late Show (21+): Renminbi, Wild Yaks, Vivian Girls, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Rock Camp is also launching a new campaign called: Willie Mae Top 100: Get Your Band on the Charts!
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is issuing an open invitation to bands, solo performers, and musical artists in New York City and beyond to donate the proceeds from one gig in 2008 to the Rock Camp Scholarship Fund.

Participating bands will be listed on the Willie Mae Top 100 Chart on williemaerockcamp.org, with hyperlinks to the artists’ myspace page, website, or whatever link they choose. Artists will be listed in order of how much they donate, with optional listing information of where and when the gig happened, and how much was donated. Bands that want to rise up the charts simply donate proceeds from more gigs. The list will be launched by bands participating in this year’s Willie Mae-ra-thon. Need more information? Write to top100@williemaerockcamp.org.

Willie Mae-ra-thon: website

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