Antigone Rising has announced the launch of their foundation dubbed Girl Bands Rock. The official kick off, which took place during the band’s 2nd Annual Antigone Rising BeachFest in Sea Cliff, NY on September 19, comes on the heels of a two-week-long trip as Cultural Ambassadors of the United States to performing outreach programs, master classes and public concerts.
Since stepping onto the music scene, Antigone Rising fused their success with helping educate youths around the world on accomplishing goals as Cultural Ambassadors to the United States Government.
Girl Bands Rock is a non-profit foundation set to inspire and educate kids, especially young girls, to pursue careers in the music industry.
Antigone Rising partners with school districts and youth centers to create innovative programming dedicated to building confidence in youth by developing leadership and creative skills through musical workshops, outreach programs and performances.
Realizing that the music industry does not provide enough worthy female role models, especially women in self contained rock bands, the Girl Bands Rock program provides kids the opportunity to see women excel in a male dominated profession and offers them strong female role models to emulate.
This past June, the band also came together along with other artists to support LGBTQ acceptance at the inaugural Concert for Love and Acceptance, presented by Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning artist Ty Herndon and GLAAD, and co-hosted by political commentator and author Meghan McCain.
For the all-female boot stompin’ alt-country-rock band,helping aspiring young artists while giving back to their community is something that comes second nature to a group that is helping to create music and history.