October 5, 2005

GoGirlsMusicFest Is Saturday

Kim DiVincenzoI'm listening to my friend Kim DiVincenzo right now as she guests on the great Joan Rubin's excellent "Locals Live" radio show from Palomar College's KKSM-AM.

Kim is all sweet and innocent looking when you see her, but she has been selecting songs for Joan to play that contain words the FCC says don't belong on a college radio station! Joan has had to end at least two cuts early! It's funny, and I can totally picture Kim blushing from embarrassment!

Anyway, Kim is on the show partly to promote something she has been sending me e-mails about: this year's 6th Annual GoGirlsMusicFest on Saturday, October 8, which Kim is coordinating. My friend Bridget Brigitte organized two GoGirlsMusicFest 2004 events last year and I went to both of them. I loved the shows and I still love the free GoGirlsMusic CD I got for attending! It is one of my favorite CDs and I play it all the time!

This year's event will be hosted by Pete Thurston and all proceeds will go to benefit The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Artists scheduled to appear include: Mermaid's Journey, Ren Daversa, Evan Bethany, Pi, Kim DiVincenzo, Annie Bethancourt, Victoria Robertson, and Dropjoy.

Mermaid's JourneyThe show is at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla and it will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 1:00 a.m. Admission is $6, and it's open to all ages until 10 p.m., when it will become 21+ only. The first 100 people through the door get a FREE GoGirlsMusicFest '05 compilation CD!

I've seen and photographed almost all of this year's artists, so I know they are great performers! The top picture here is one I shot of Kim DiVincenzo during Acoustic Alliance 4 in February, while I took the bottom one of Mermaid's Journey at last October's GoGirlsMusicFest.

I will be there Saturday night, and if you like great local music, you should be there too!

By the way, if you missed today's "Locals Live" show, you can click here tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) from 3-4 p.m. to catch a replay of it via the Internet.

Kim's e-mail about the showcase follows.

FINALLY! It's here! GoGirlsMusicFest 2005 is happening this Saturday, October 8th, at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla from 7:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. The event will be hosted by Pete Thurston and all proceeds will go to benefit The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research.

For those of you who donít know, GoGirlsMusic.com is the oldest and largest organization in the country for independent women musicians. Its founder, Madalyn Sklar, created GoGirlsMusicFest, which is a series of annual events that to date have spearheaded more than 85 benefit showcases across the United States and raised more than $53,000 for various organizations, including the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, MusiCares, American Liver Foundation, Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation and more.

Created in 1998, The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research is a nonprofit foundation to raise funds to support groundbreaking research that will improve the survival rates for women with ovarian cancer. Additionally, The Lynne Cohen Foundation is committed to establishing high risk clinics for women with family members who have been diagnosed with ovarian and/or breast cancer, and to finding better clinical treatments for women struggling with women's cancers.

The 6th Annual GoGirlsMusicFest showcases the best local and regional indie women in music in 13 cities around the country during the month of October. The showcases are volunteer run and coordinated to spotlight and promote local female talent.

The first 100 people through the door Saturday night GET A FREE GOGIRLSMUSICFEST '05 COMPILATION CD, plus there are TONS of cool prizes to raffle off and giveaway, including concert and theater tickets, cds, DVDs, shirts, radio merch, band merch, restaurant gift certificates and more!

Here are the scheduled performers:

Mermaid's Journey
Ren Daversa
Evan Bethany
Kim DiVincenzo
Annie Bethancourt
Victoria Robertson

Local sponsors include: Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, FM94.9, FM91X, The Old Globe Theater, Roppongi Restaurant & Bar, Sammyís Woodfired Pizza, GirlPowder.com, Belli Capelli Hair Studio, Kevan Christine Photography, and Fast Posters.

We hope to see you there!

Posted at 11:34 AM in Music