Daisy Rock is excited to announce Pretty In Punk — A Tribute to The Runaways & 5th Annual Charity Event on Friday, March 13, 2009 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, California, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund through The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Make A Wish Foundation.
Originally created as a one-time fundraising event, Pretty In Punk began as a benefit for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Five years later, the event has grown into an annual charity event, combining President Tish Ciravolo's mutual love and appreciation of giving back to the community and showcasing women in rock. "I wanted to create an event where female musicians could showcase their talents while at the same time uniting to support an important cause," Ciravolo said. "I feel like just yesterday we planned the first Pretty In Punk event. It's an amazing feeling to cross this 5th anniversary milestone and know all the people who have helped us make a difference through music."
Daisy Rock is excited to announce the dedication of the 5th Annual Pretty In Punk as a Tribute to The Runaways. Emerging in the seventies, The Runways were one of the first all-female rock groups who dared to take the stage at a time when women musicians were few and far between. Members Cherie Currie, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, and Jackie Fox not only broke down the doors of the music industry's 'Boy's Club', but they led the girl rock revolution that inspired an entire generation of female musicians to do the same. In celebration and appreciation of their achievements and music, each slotted Pretty In Punk artist will perform a rendition of their favorite Runaways song.
Daisy Rock continues to showcase phenomenal female talent with this year's line-up to include The Bangles, Amy Kuney, Whispertown 2000, Karmina, Paris Carney, President Tish Ciravolo's band sASSafrASS, featuring a special guest collaboration from legendary Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie, and more. The full lineup will be released in the coming weeks. During this time of economic hardship, all the performers will generously donate their time free of charge in the spirit of charity to yield the highest donation possible for the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund and all the children the fundraiser serves.
Past Pretty In Punk events have been hosted at The Gig and at The Key Club in Hollywood, and have attracted sponsors of all types, including the mdash; the movie. This year Daisy Rock raises the bar by securing infamous LA venue The Roxy and sponsorship from female music and culture publication VenusZine. Daisy Rock invites additional sponsors to participate and make free contributions to the event.
Daisy Rock calls on fans and patrons alike to attend this musical charity event to support and assist the children of Los Angeles. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 5, 2009, doors open at 8PM, and the show is all ages.