Start your summer off at the 9th annual fundraiser for the Women’s Museum of California, the Wine & Music Festival, formerly the Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Festival.
For the first time, they will be featuring several live bands, playing a wide range of originals to classic favorites. VIP tickets include a seat at a table in a prime location near the stage and dance floor, two bottles of wine at each table, and an invitation to the VIP Happy Hour which begins at 5:00 PM, hosted by the Honorary Co-Chairs, Councilmember Lorie Zapf and Barbara Bry.
The musical lineup is a varied one. San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is a lesbian-identified, feminist sisterhood of musicians that welcomes members and volunteers from the vastly diverse LGBTQ and straight-ally communities. They will be opening the show with a powerful original performance. Marissa Grace is a 12-year-old singer, songwriter and YouTube sensation from La Mesa, California. She is a local celebrity, whose dream is to make a difference through positive and relevant music.
Marcela Mendez is the lead singer of San Diego based pop-rock cover band HoneyRock. Her acoustic music has been turning ears for several years with her soaring vocals and spicy personality. Ruby Clouds is a So Cal band from Los Angeles whose dreamy sounds have serenaded audiences in the U.S. and Mexico for years. KodaSounds is an original rock band from San Diego, California. This group is all about instrument-driven music and creative vocal melodies.
Dan Rabb is a talented solo musician who will be providing soft tunes for the VIP Happy Hour at 5:00 p.m.
Choral Club of San Diego operates San Diego’s oldest continuously-running women’s chorus, originally established in 1939 by San Diego Choral Club. The Choral Club of San Diego focuses on giving women a positive artistic outlet, while also creating joyful performances that benefit the community.
The Flavor Company is an inclusive cultural dance company that honors the traditions of dance, and gives dancers of all levels opportunity for involvement. They will be entertaining the audience while the bands take a breather.
The event will take place on June 24th, the first Friday of the Summer, the last Friday of June at 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the grassy North Promenade in front of the Women’s Museum at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma, San Diego.
Since 1997 the Women’s Museum of California evolved into a full-fledged women’s history museum and valuable community educational resource. With the help of many volunteers and a dedicated staff, the WMC features a variety of changing exhibits and displays on women’s history, sponsors workshop and lecture series, develops and implements educational and cultural events, including art shows, live performances and presentations; maintains a library, archive & collections; and provides speakers for the community through its Speakers’ Bureau. The WMC is a co-founder and sponsor of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame. They collaborate with dozens of women’s and girl’s organizations and agencies throughout San Diego.
In 2011, they changed their name to the Women’s Museum of California with the tag line “preserving the past…inspiring the future”. They are now located at the NTC at Liberty Station in Point Loma.