Featuring Performances By: Kyshona Armstrong, Meggan Utech, Keisha Bailey, Amber Woodhouse, Vanessa Olivarez, Kevana West, Becca Mancari, Ariel Bui, Mercy Bell, Erin Rae McKaskle, Birdcloud, Tristen Gaspadarek, Lilly Hiatt, Cortney Tidwell, Jessie Breanne, Leah Miller, Laurel Sorenson
In the era of 1950’s-1960’s Second-Wave feminism, it was music of The Girl Groups (The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las, The Crystals, etc.) that defined the sound of popular music. It was music that gave voice to the challenges and dreams of women, made international superstars out of many – particularly women of color – and united America during the Jim Crow and desegregation years. However, too often this music is unfairly marginalized as novelty and repeatedly discussed as a cultural placeholder – or, the moment between Elvis and The Beatles – and the contributions of these women is often minimized, overshadowed by the careers of the men that surrounded them (The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Barry Gordy, Elvis, The Beatles, et al).
The She's A Rebel is inspired by the important legacy these women left on our musical heritage, as well current social unrest for people of color and the need to continue supporting racial justice in America. Now in it's third year, the mission of this event remains to continue fostering a diverse community in Nashville by connecting and integrating women whose unique voices and diverse talents make our city so distinctive. It is also a time to recognize and celebrate the important legacy of the women who came before us, as well as the movement for black lives during African American History Month.
The house band for the show will include drummer Tiffany Minton (Adia Victoria), Heather Moulder (Josh Farrow, Rhythm Kitchen, etc.) multi-instrumentalist Ellen Angelico on guitar, and Laura Taylor on bass (Take The Power Back). There will be a rotating cast of lead singers, horn and string players, and a three-part harmony section.
Announcing special guest stars soon!
Tickets have sold out in advance the last two years, so get them today!
$12 advanced | $15 at the door