We hope to give them more self-confidence and provide better role models and images of what girls can do, as opposed to what girls are told theyre supposed to do, says Monique Bourdage, who founded and directed the local camp. Its hard to play rock music and not get sweaty and dirty. And its okay to open up.
Now its time for them to show their stuff. Six new bands formed during camp will perform the songs they wrote at the Girls Rock Denver Camper Showcase, today at 3 p.m. at the Mercury Cafe. And not only do these kids deserve a big hand from a screaming audience, but the $5 admission fee goes to help fund next years camp. Thats right: next years camp. Its coming back, say Bourdage and her stalwart volunteer staff, who hope to eventually expand the program.
The Merc is at 2199 California Street; go to www.mercurycafe.com or call 303-294-9281. For more about Girls Rock Denver, visit www.girlsrockdenver.org.
Sat., Aug. 1, 2009