Celebrating the empowerment of female youth, Slaight Music and Toronto singer/songwriter, Meredith Shaw are excited to present the 2nd annual Girls Who Believe Fest on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at The Great Hall. The event aims to inspire girls to dream big and to raise money and awareness for the Girls Inc. charity.
Meredith Shaw, fellow musicians Molly Thomason and Ladies of the Canyon will perform alongside one special young performer who will be selected to open this showcase of spectacular female talent. One lucky young musician will win the opportunity to take the festival stage as the event’s opening act. Girls Who Believe Fest is inviting girls between ages 8 to 16 to send a YouTube performance of an original song to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be judged by ABC’s Nashville and YouTube sensations Lennon & Maisy. The winner will receive a trip for two to Toronto, a two-night stay at The Pantages Hotel, make up and wardrobe provided by West 49 & Benefit, and special coaching from music industry insiders at Entertainment One. Last day for entries is November 5 and the winner will be announced November 12.
“When you’re a little girl with a big dream you need some people along the way saying, “you can do it”, says Meredith Shaw. “I’m so excited to give girls the opportunity and confidence to dream big through supporting Girls Inc. That’s what this festival is all about.”
Performances by Meredith Shaw, Molly Thomason & Ladies of the Canyon start at 7:45 p.m. at Toronto’s legendary Great Hall. Advance festival tickets are available for $14 at ticketbreak, $20 tickets may be purchased at the door. All ticket sales go to the Girls Inc. charity. Guests are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to explore the female entrepreneur fest that will be showcased around the venue.
As queen of all trades, Shaw plans to release her Hardest Goodbye EP, in early 2014 as the second installment of her three part EP series. Produced by John Angus MacDonald (of The Trews), and featuring Tim Chaisson and The Walkervilles, Hardest Goodbye will prove to be a solid follow up to her well-received Trouble EP.
Released earlier this year, Trouble (produced by Joel Plaskett) hit #6 on CBC's TOP 20 and led Shaw to ultimately sign with eOne. Meredith is currently teaming up with Eon Sinclair (Bedouin Soundclash) on a remix of Trouble this fall.
Slaight Music was started by Gary Slaight and Derrick Ross in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. They work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. They are also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. They also support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.
Girls Inc. is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that empowers girls through advocacy, education and special programs. Founded in 1984, Girls Inc. began as a branch of the Big Sisters movement and has since blossomed into an organization that creates life-changing programs and experiences to help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.
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Source: Ten Four One Exclusive Press Release