by Jennifer Austin
Some of Seattle’s most talented female and female-fronted bands are proving that sisters are still doin’ it for themselves…and each other.
The first annual Sirens – Sing Out for Women and Girls show happens this Saturday, September 22, at the Hard Rock Cafe.
The Juliettes, Stacy Jones Band, The Kim Archer Band, Sightseer, Mquin, and Kristen Chambers will blow the roof off, with the VIP reception at 5PM, and downbeat at 7:30 PM. VIP packages include a private performance by a Sirens artist, appetizers, and a luxe swag bag, plus time to meet and mingle with the artists before the show. It’s a fantastic opportunity to hang with a rock star in the name of a great cause!
Not only does the show spotlight stellar artists from a variety of musical genres, the evening serves as a benefit for Women’s Funding Alliance, which is in its 30th year of supporting justice, health, and opportunity for women and girls in our community.
In their 2007 landmark study, A Closer Look, the WFA found that single female heads-of-households in the Puget Sound area are 7 times more likely to live in poverty than married couples… and 3 and a half times more likely to be impoverished than single men.
Not only that, but intimate partner violence is the leading cause of injury to women in Washington state. The Women’s Funding Alliance seeks to change that through strategic funding of women-led, solutions-based programs.
This is your chance to not only have an unforgettable night of music and glamor, but to also make a meaningful difference in your own community.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. VIP tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Get yours here.
SMI note: We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer has signed on to bring her public speaking skills to this excellent event as MC. She would love it if you said hello to her! — Greg Roth