Girls Rock Gala Celebrates Ten Years of Summer Music Camps in Milwaukee

Fundraiser benefit to be held at Enlightened Brewing Company in May

MILWAUKEE, WIGirls Rock MKE will host a 10-year anniversary gala on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The event will commemorate a decade of youth summer music camps, including testimonials from co-founders Valeri Lucks, of Honey Pie, Palomino, Comet and Small Pie; and Ashley Smith, of Alive & Fine, Hovercraft and One Trick Pony; as well as from dedicated volunteers and former Girls Rock campers; and a video retrospective produced by Betty Allen of Seadog Creative.

The Girls Rock Gala will be held in the beautiful Enlightened Brewing Company tap room in the Bay View neighborhood and will celebrate the organization’s past, present, and future with a special comfort food dinner catered by local favorite, Honey Pie, and beverages from Enlightened Brewing Company and Crafty Cow. The gala will feature a silent auction with unique offerings from local businesses.

Tammy Schliecher, Girls Rock Board President, said, “So many campers, families, volunteers and community members have poured love and support into Girls Rock MKE over the last ten years, and this Gala is a celebration of all they’ve done to build the organization. We can’t wait to look back on all that’s been achieved as we raise funds and look forward to the next generation of Girls Rock in Milwaukee!”

Tickets for the event start at $75 and are available for purchase beginning March 15 at VIP ticket purchases are $100 and include reserved seating and a commemorative gift. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Enlightened Brewing Company and Honey Pie, all ticket sales go directly to Girls Rock MKE programs.

Girls Rock Gala: A Celebration of 10 years of Girls Rock Milwaukee
Wednesday, May 10 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Enlightened Brewing Company | 2020 S. Allis St, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Tickets: $75, $100 VIP

For more information visit or social media pages @girlsrockmke. For silent auction contributions, sponsorship opportunities or additional questions, contact the Girls Rock MKE Fundraising Committee at [email protected]. Donations can also be made at Girls Rock MKE is a non-profit 501(c)3 and contributions are tax-deductible.

Girls Rock MKE
Girls Rock MKE, founded on December 12, 2012, hosted its first youth music camps in the summer of 2013. The mission of Girls Rock MKE and its adult program Ladies Rock MKE, is to empower girls, women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals of any identity, and of all backgrounds and abilities through music education and performance.

Girls Rock MKE is committed to fostering independent thinking, building self-esteem, and bridging cultural and social divides in a supportive community of peers and mentors who demonstrate: it’s okay to be who you are! Girls Rock MKE is dedicated to providing safe spaces to explore music through creative collaboration, self-expression and technical development.