First Annual Girls To The Front Event, LA

HAIM | Photo: Rachel Murray
Affair: First Annual "Girls To The Front" Event

When: Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA

The Girls Rock Camp Foundation (GRCF), a non-profit organization that helps to fund over 45 Girls Rock Camps across the United States, hosted its first annual "Girls To The Front" benefit. The event sponsored by Windows, Showtime, Universal and Medea Vodka took place at the Chateau Marmont, in Hollywood, CA. The evening was hosted by Golden Globe Award® winning actress Rachel Bloom with a special performance by indie rock sensation HAIM. Included in the night was a VIP seated dinner hosted by GRCF board member and iconic musician Beth Ditto, followed by a cocktail reception with DJ Short Shorts and many special guests.

Following the cocktail hour, actress Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect films) introduced honorees Justin Tranter & Julia Michaels, the in-demand songwriting duo who are behind hit songs including Justin Beiber's "Sorry" and Selena Gomez's "Good For You". While musician Miguel introduced honoree Ethiopia Habtemariam, Motown Records/President of Urban Music/Co-Head of Creative at Universal Publishing Music Group. A live auction took place lighting up the room with bidders; items included photographs by Markus Klinko featuring Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, and Brittney Spears, a Four Seasons Bali trip + Microsoft Surface Pro 4, a Marc Jacobs beauty package including fashion show tickets and handbag, as well as tickets to the 2017 GRAMMY Awards with after-party tickets. After breathtaking performances by young talented artists from the Girls Rock Camp in Santa Barbara, Sofia Guerrera and Jamey Geston who each played beautiful original works, the night ended with a captivating performance by HAIM as guests danced and sang along to set favorites "The Wire" and "Honey & I" off their 2013 debut Days Are Gone, finishing with a special cover of Fleetwood Mac's classic "Dreams."

At Girls Rock Camps, girls learn to find and amplify their creative voices in a fun, supportive environment, building confidence that extends to every area of their lives. Funds raised through the organization help to aid educational programming, site improvements, and scholarship initiatives to make Girls Rock Camps more accessible to girls from all economic backgrounds. Founded in 2014 by a group of musicians and music industry professionals, GRCF aims to engage the creative community and those who love music in supporting the Girls Rock Camp movement. The honorary committee of the event who supports the foundation and could not be in attendance includes: Kristen Bell, Margaret Cho, Marianne Faithfull, Kathryn Hahn, Kathleen Hanna, Cyndi Lauper, Reba McEntire, Rose McGowan, Yoko Ono, Katy Perry, Chloe Sevigny, Carly Simon, and AGI's Marsha Vlasic.

Spotted: HAIM (Musicians/Performer), Rachel Bloom(Actress/Host), Beth Ditto (Musician/Host), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit; Pitch Perfect films), Miguel (Musician), ZZ Ward (Musician), Justin Tranter & Julia Micheals (Star Song-Writing Duo / Honorees), Ethiopia Habtemariam (President, Motown / Honoree), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse), Lisa Loeb (Musician), Jamey Gestson (Musician/Performer), Sofia Guerrera(Musician/Performer), Bridgit Mendler (actress/musician), Julie Lake ("Orange is the New Black"), Sophie Simmons ("Gene Simmons Family Jewels"), Natalie Morales ("The Grinder"), Annabel Jones (Musician), Bernhard Willhelm (Designer), Luisa Moraes (Solace), Ryan Simpkins(Actress), Justin Kelly (Director), Seth Bogart (Designer, Musician), Peggy Noland (Designer), Evan Bogart (Founder, Boardwalk Records), and Breeda Wool ("UnREAL"),

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