Gritty in Pink wraps up a historical launch year with a holiday special live fundraiser for The Sidewalk Project – a female-fronted show benefitting houseless communities countrywide.
Wrapping up a year of launching a live event series that transformed into a virtual community, Gritty in Pink is back with a final Instagram livestream event to celebrate the holiday season on December 15 at 7 pm PST. In January of this year, Gritty began as a monthly concert at The Satellite in Los Angeles, but it was soon adapted to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the setback, Gritty Rocks Live (GRL) launched virtual tours that featured female artists from cities all across the country, raising thousands of dollars for charities including ACLU and Headcount. The Holiday Special, hosted by Shiragirl and Bodacious Thang, will be a live fundraiser for The Sidewalk Project, benefiting houseless communities across the country.
An electrifying lineup of female artists will be performing in the two-hour long special, including Stacey Dee (Bad Cop Bad Cop), Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War/Dragonforce), and Suvi. The ten artists hail from all over the country, representing cities including New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Portland, and Los Angeles. Stacey Dee is not only a featured artist, but she is the COO and Co-Founder of The Sidewalk Project. Two of the show’s artists recently released holiday singles: “Angel on a Tree” by Shenna, and “Tinsel Wonderland” by Harper Starling. Shenna’s new single is dedicated to all those that were lost during this difficult year, while Starling’s new hit comments on the beauty of Christmastime.
Soma Snakeoil, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Sidewalk Project, says, “The Sidewalk Project is delighted to collaborate with Gritty in Pink because of their vital mission to empower women in music. We are a female led organization that shares a similar mission to empower houseless communities around the world through various mediums, including art, music, film, and public health. We’re incredibly appreciative of Gritty in Pink’s support!”
Gritty in Pink is a new platform empowering 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 as creator of the Vans Warped Tour Shiragirl Stage, which showcased 300+ female musicians including Joan Jett and Paramore. Gritty in Pink continues the legacy of providing community and a stage for female voices in a male-dominated industry.