Rock n Roulette Fundraiser
She Rock She Rock is excited to present our second annual Rock n Roulette; a fundraising event that will help you form a new band, write new songs and play a rad show, all while fundraising on behalf of the organization!
How It Works:
Women, gender non-binary and trans musicians and SR2 enthusiasts will register (for free!) to be put in a band as either band members or band managers. SR2 staff members will then place everyone who registers into bands based off of location, genre/music preferences, etc. You will then get about seven weeks to write up to two original songs and one cover song! And of course, you will also fundraise for She Rock She Rock! Each band will get their own fundraising page that they can easily edit and customize to spread the word about the organization with the goal to raise $1,000!
Check out our FAQ's below and then register for RnR here!
Rock n Roulette will be culminating in a final showcase. All of the new bands will be performing their two new songs and a cover as well as doing some day-of fundraising.
Where: 7th St Entry, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, November 11th, 6-9pm
Event Details: The show is 18+ (youth can come with their parents). Tickets are $10 in advanced and $12 at the door.
Tickets: Coming soon!
Who can participate in Rock n Roulette?
Rock n Roulette is open to women, gender non-binary and trans folks who are over the age of 18. You do not have to have past experience participating in She Rock She Rock programs to participate in Rock n Roulette! This year, we will have two ways to participate in Rock n Roulette! The first way is to sign up as an instrumentalist and be put in a band! The second way is to sign up as a band manager (non-musicians welcome!). Both roles will be expected to fundraise for a band!
The final show will be 18+ and open to anyone in the community who wants to support the amazing bands that will be formed!
Do I have to own an instrument to participate in Rock n Roulette?
No! SR2 would be happy to loan you an instrument or any other gear you may need while you are practicing with your Rock n Roulette band. Additionally, we will provide all the backline (drum sets, amps, etc) at the show.
Do I have to rent/own a practice studio to participate in a band?
You do not, but someone in your band will! We will do our best to put bands together where at least one member has a space for the band to write their songs.
How much experience do I have to have in order to participate as a band member?
We suggest having at least 6 months of experience on your instrument and/or past experience in a She Rock Program (like GRRR or WRRR).
Can our band do cover songs? How long will our set be?
We are encouraging bands to do two original songs and no more then one cover song. Bands will get up to 15 minutes for their set so plan accordingly!
What's the band managers job?
The band manager is an excellent place for non-instrument playing SR2 enthusiasts to plug into this event! The band manager will be assigned to one band and will be expected to fundraise for that band. They'll also help with 'manager' things like scheduling practice, helping other band members fundraise, making sure the band meets all its goals, etc.
Do I have to fundraise to participate?
Yes! Each band will have a goal of $1,000, and we promise that it's not that scary! We have a great website that your band will be able to use to fundraise. Plus, if your band is made up of 5 people, you'd only be responsible for $200. If you got ten of your fans to donate $20, you'd make your goal!
Why do you need us to fundraise?
She Rock She Rock is able to provide our empowering programs through the generosity of several donors each year. You will be able to connect us to even more awesome donors which will help us do even more empowering programs, workshops and events.
Why can't men participate?
Everyone is welcome to support the bands at the final show and while they are fundraising. However, we are limiting the band members to be folks that our mission serves as we believe that women, gender non-binary and trans musicians often face discrimination in the community. So, we want to provide a platform for them to create music in a community that is safe and supportive.
Okay, I'm gonna do this! How do I register?
Follow this link to fill out a registration form. We'll keep registration open until September 18th! At that time, we will email you information about your brand new band!