San Francisco-based nonprofit Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) is celebrating 15 years of training over 12,000 women and girls in the recording arts with a benefit concert at Brava Theater on 21 September, 2018.
The concert will feature performances by artists such as St. Beauty and Diana Gameros, as well as a cocktail reception with a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club.
The event is also a fundraiser for WAM’s training programmes, which reach the San Francisco Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities (96% are low income, 91% are girls of color).
Funds generated at the event will help WAM reach their goal of training 3,000 women/girls in the recording arts by 2020 in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as expand services to underserved artists in WAM’s recording studio, the only one in the world built and run entirely by women.
WAM’s 15 year anniversary party will feature a live auction, live performances, pre and post-concert receptions, and a special meet-and-greet with the performers for VIP ticket holders.
“WAM is beyond excited to celebrate our 15 year anniversary with our amazing community of supporters and powerhouse artists, St. Beauty and Diana Gameros,” said WAM executive director and founder, Terri Winston.
“Last year, our sold-out fundraising event at Dolby Laboratories with the legendary drummer Sheila E. raised over $170,000 for WAM, allowing us to permanently secure our location in San Francisco. We’re hoping to see the same kind of success at our 15th anniversary event this year.”