Don’t Panic Fest founder Damian Burford has decided to pull together a compilation for a pay-what-you-want download in order to get money for the Girls Rock Denver Charity. We were lucky enough to get the premiere of that stream and encourage everyone to donate to this amazing cause.
About the compilation:
“Those of us at Don’t Panic Fest love the work that GIRLS ROCK DENVER have been doing! Girls Rock work to empower young women with the power of Rock N Roll! I’m fortunate enough to have had very strong women role models in my life. Women who fought tooth and nail for what they believed in and to make the world a better place for everyone around them. They taught me to try to create a better world for everyone and that is the world that Girls Rock Denver have been doing since their inception.
“With Don’t Panic Fest, we originally had the intention of giving a portion of ticket sales to a non-profit such as Girls Rock. With a first year music festival, it’s rare for those festivals to break even much less make any money whatsoever. So rather than promise something we might not have, we decided to do take what could have been just a normal music compilation and we worked to make something a little more special. With unreleased songs from Sophisticated Boom Boom, Lawsuit Models and The Sleights, along with tracks from Denver favorites SPELLS, Allout Helter, Cheap Perfume and more…. We are giving 100% of the proceeds of this “Pay What You Want” compilation to Girls Rock Denver.
“My mother, grandmother and sisters have been such huge forces in this world and I would not be there person I am today had it not been for their influence on my life. Somewhere out there is a young person who is learning to find their own voice and path, someone learning to be their own force in this world. A place like Girls Rock will help these young women find their paths to greatness. If you enjoy what you hear, you can help mold the next generation of ass kicking women!”
Listen to and Support the Comp Below:
About Girls Rock Denver:
Founded in 2007
Girls Rock Denver seeks to empower young women, girls and gender nonconforming youth by putting instruments in their hands and unveiling what they already possess in their feet, fingertips, vocal cords, hearts, and minds.
* Girls should be seen and heard.
* Potential is not dictated by gender.
* In providing girls with a nonjudgmental space in which to be themselves.
* In a girl’s right to confidence, self-reliance, and courage.
* Girls should be encouraged to express themselves with creativity and enthusiasm.
* In the power of women and girls learning from each other.
*We recognize that “girl” is complicated term and can mean many things. “Girl” doesn’t automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum and that is welcome within our organization. We acknowledge that we do not live in a post-gender world, and maintain the value in creating safe spaces of expression and growth for girls, trans, and gender-nonconforming individuals.
Don’t Panic Fest will be held February 17th – 18th in Denver in our wonderful Broadway area. For more details on the amazing lineup and ticket information, please check HERE.