The Women-led Platform Will Host a Livestream Fundraiser on Instagram and All-Girl Jam Performance at the Echo
Combined, both shows will feature over 65 female and non-binary musicians.
Gritty In Pink will be celebrating Pride Month with two momentous events, including a very special appearance from the legendary queer icon Melissa Etheridge! The female-powered community will be taking over The Echo on Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM with an All GRL Jam: Pride Edition. This colorful showcase will feature Gritty In Pink’s biggest lineup yet, with 65+ women and non-binary musicians. The All GRL Jam will be sponsored by Play Out Apparel, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jagermeister, Guitar Girl Magazine, and Drew Martin.
Tickets for the June 9th performance can be purchased here: All GRL Jam: Pride Edition.
Leading up to the Pride showcase, Gritty In Pink will host a pre-show Instagram livestream on Tuesday, June 7 at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST benefiting charity partner The Etheridge Foundation, featuring Melissa Etheridge herself.
Founded by Melissa Etheridge, the nonprofit organization focuses on providing support for new scientific research into the causes and effects of opioid addiction. Etheridge has recently been announced as Gritty In Pink’s Strategic Advisor for the launch of their new marketplace INPINK, which provides a pipeline of female talent to industry professionals looking to hire a diverse community of female creators.
Etheridge shares, “I’m looking forward to celebrating Pride with my new partners at Gritty In Pink during our Instagram livestream. This vibrant community of women and non-binary artists are doing such important work, and I’m excited to chat with them and you! In addition to celebrating Pride month, we’ll be raising awareness and funds for my Etheridge Foundation, so I hope you can join us!”
Following the pre-show livestream, the June 9 showcase will feature co-headlining performances from rising queer Swedish pop star Manda Malina, modern songstress Sterling Victorian, and multifaceted DJ Lotus Banks. The night will be co-hosted by Gritty ringleader Shiragirl and Shawba McLaughlin. Attendees can expect an amazing lineup of female and non-binary musicians covering queer artists and anthems. The All GRL Jam will include singer/drummer Marlhy, singer and model Chel, the multi-talented vocalist/percussionist Chastity Ashley (Duran Duran), singer/bassist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War/Dragonforce), hard rock/metal mainstay VK Lynne, the rhythm & uke-pop artist Taylor Morse, punk artist Xtine Reckless , Channel Q morning show host Mikalah Gordon, and many more.
Gritty In Pink empowers women in music through performance, partnerships, and networking opportunities. Founder Shira Yevin has a legendary history of breaking down barriers and carving out a space for women. She is the creator of the Vans Warped Tour Shiragirl Stage, which featured 300+ female musicians, including Joan Jett and Paramore. Gritty In Pink continues the legacy of providing a community and a platform for female voices in a male-dominated industry. They have showcased 200+ artists with a collective following of 5 million on Instagram and 13 million on Tiktok.
Founded by Melissa Etheridge and friends, the Etheridge Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission is to support new scientific research into the causes and effects of opioid addiction. They strive to partner with and support organizations who: Delve into new ways of understanding and treating underlying mental health issues in conjunction with drug addiction; seek treatments outside the current pharmaceutical norms; work to find new answers and relief for those suffering from the devastating effects of addiction.