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2008 Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference Announces Artist Showcase Lineup

posted Jul 22, 2008, 5:29 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Serge Entertainment

2008 Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference
Announces Artist Showcase Lineup

Female recording artists from around the nation schedule to showcase their talent
Ticket Discount Deadline approaches

July 21, 2008
For Immediate Release

     Martinsville, VA - The history-making First Annual Indiegrrl Women in the Arts Conference taking place in Spencer, VA from August 21 - 24, 2008, has announced their artist showcase lineup.

     The following artists from around the country will showcase throughout the three day conference:

Friday Theater Stage - Indiegrrl Members

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Comedian Shelly Ryan - Marietta, GA 
2:30 PM – 3:10 PM – Katie Garibaldi - San Francisco, CA 
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM –  Amanda Abizaid - North Hollywood, CA 
4:10 PM – 4:50 PM – Linq - Royalston, MA  
5:00 PM – 5:40 PM – Genevieve - Los Angeles, CA 
5:50 PM – 6:30 PM – Lisa Jane Lipkin - Millwood, NY  
6:40 PM – 7:20 PM – Carey Colvin - Chester, VA 
7:30 PM – 8:10 PM – Vicki Blankenship - Martinsville, VA 
8:20 PM – 9:00 PM – Sonya Heller - New York, NY 
9:10 PM – 10:00 PM – Ros Wilting Band - Monrovia, MD

Saturday Theater Stage - Indiegrrl Members 

11:00 AM – 11:10 PM – Comedian Shelly Ryan - Atlanta, GA 
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM – Melissa Bel - Ontario, Canada 
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM – Terry Winchell - Water Mill, NY 
12:50 PM - 1:30 PM – Sue Jeffers - Kent, OH 
1:40 PM – 2:20 PM – Erin Brown - Raleigh, NC 
2:30 PM – 3:10 PM – Arjuna Greist – Northhampton, MA 
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM – Mary Jennings - New York, NY 
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM  – Roia Rafieyan - Flemington, NJ 
5:00 PM – 5:40 PM – Broda - Farmville, VA 
5:50 PM – 6:30 PM – Tracy Rice - Nashville, TN 
6:40 PM – 7:20 PM – Vicki Genfan - Flemington, NJ 
7:35 PM – 8:15 PM – Sweet Interference Band - Washington, DC 
8:30 PM – 9:10 PM – Mermaids in the Basement Band - Norfolk, VA 
9:25 PM – 10:05 PM – Patty Benson and Band- Greensboro, NC

Saturday Exhibit Hall Stage -Various Organizations’ Artists  

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM –  Amanda Abizaid (Songsalive) - North Hollywood, CA 
11:20 AM – 12:00 PM – Katie Garibaldi (Songsalive) - San Francisco, CA 
12:10 PM – 12:50 PM -  Amy Mathews ( Songsalive) - Dillon, CO  
1:00 PM – 2:40 PM – Genevieve (Songsalive) - Los Angeles, CA 
2:50 PM – 3:30 PM –Kim-Char Meridith (Rockin’ Moms) - Naperville, IL 
3:40 PM – 4:20 PM – Linq (Rockin’ Moms) - Roylston, MA 
4:30 PM - 5:10 PM –  Debra Alt (Rockin’ Moms) West Haven, CT 
5:20 PM – 6:10 PM  -  America's Sweetheart Band (GoGirls) - New York, NY  
6:20 PM - 7:00 PM - Conshafter Band (GoGirls) Richmond, VA 

     In addition, the 2008 Indiegrrl Conference has scheduled numerous educational workshops and networking opportunities, and will feature two keynote speakers at their banquet - musician/actress Bonnie Bramlett and The Donnas' manager Molly Neuman at the Indiegrrl Banquet on August 21st. Banquet tickets are available to the public for $30 online until August 8th (advance tickets only). Conference day passes for access to the stages and exhibit hall are also available for $10 at the door (no advance sales).

     Main sponsors for the Indiegrrl Conference are Oasis CD Manufacturing, Serge Entertainment, MPress Records, Onlinegigs, Songsalive, Rockin’ Moms, Females On Fire, Spotted Kiva Productions, Music Talks Sessions, Daisy Rocks Guitars, Indie Artist Assistant, Linq Songs Publishing, Koncept Consulting, Sage Design, Bassett Printing, and more.  Planned workshops and panel discussions on Friday and Saturday at The Spencer Penn Center will feature alternate guitar tunings, song writing, web design, graphic design, podcasting, booking your tour, press kits, press releases, touring on a tight budget, long term survival as an indie, balancing personal life and career, Non Profit 101, and more.  The conference will also feature an Exhibit Hall featuring different industry vendors and an artist row where you can talk directly with some of the showcasing artists, along with two stages showcasing live performances in music, comedy, and spoken word.  Showcasing artists are being selected now and the showcase schedule will be posted on the Indiegrrl website soon. Showcasing artists will be a combination of members from the Indiegrrl Women in the Arts organization as well as Songsalive, Females on Fire, and Rockin' Moms.

     A full conference pass is $100 and will allow you to attend all workshops, panels, exhibit hall and both live performance stages on Friday and Saturday.  Although the showcases will feature women, men are welcome to attend the conference and take part in the workshops and panels.  Thursday night banquet tickets are $30.  A general public one day ticket will be sold on Friday and Saturday for $10 that will allow access into the exhibit hall and the two stage areas. A food vendor will be on site at The Spencer Penn Center selling a selection of sandwiches, salads, desserts, snacks and beverages. The Dutch Inn Hotel located at 2360 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, VA 24078 is offering room discounts of $64.95 for two people and comes with a free full breakfast buffet for those attending the conference. Phone (276) 647-3721 to make your room reservations. Purchase your complete conference pass online at The one day passes for the exhibit hall and stages will be sold at the doors on Friday and Saturday at The Spencer Penn Center.

Indiegrrl is an entity of the Indie Music For Life 501(c)3 non profit and each year donates monies specifically for the Indie Music For Life cancer research and educational cancer awareness programs. For more information about the Indiegrrl Conference, please visit