Longest-Running Female Music Showcase, Chick Singer Night, Celebrates 25th Anniversary
It’s the year of the Chick Singer with shows in 15 cities across the globe to celebrate 25 years of supporting female artists
(Los Angeles CA, Madison WI – October 21, 2013) Chick Singer Night (CSN), an international performance network for female artists, celebrates 25 years this year. The country’s original and longest-running songfest for female artists is currently running in 15 cities across the country and abroad. The event serves music communities in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Nashville, Boston, Charlotte, Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Houston, Dallas, Stockholm and right here in Madison.
CSN offers performance opportunities to singers by providing the venue and the band. The format is simple: All female artists are welcome; all styles of music, all levels of experience, all walks of life. Each artist has a brief rehearsal a couple days before the show with the CSN Band, then they hit the stage a few nights later to a packed club and give the performance of a lifetime.
The shows will feature local and regional artists, from the up-and-coming to seasoned pros. Artists who helped CSN celebrate through the years include Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Paula Cole, Lari White and Megan Mullally. CSN is a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and encourage women in music. CSN directors around the world spend hours, mostly uncompensated, to organize, promote, and host each show.
“All of us do this because we love music and we want to support female artists,” says CSN founder Lori Maier. “Chick Singer Night offers women the opportunity to experience and expand their musical potential. We encourage women to make music, share that music, and in the end, become a new addition to the music scene.”
Madison’s Chick Singer Night, now in it’s fourth year, is hosted by local musician, Beth Kille. “This has been amazing musical and networking opportunity for all involved,” says Kille. “It’s a lot of work to pull off each show, but it’s worth it every time.” The showcases normally take place at The Brink Lounge, but Madison’s CSN is celebrating the franchise’s 25-year mark in high-style, doing an “All-Star” show at the Madison Women’s Expo on Saturday November 23rd at 4pm at the Alliant Energy Center. Featured performers will be Kelly Jackson, Kari Arnett, as well as 3-time Madison Area Music Award Female Vocalist of the Year, Lyndsay Evans and American Idol top-25 finalist Megan Bobo. For ticketing information visit www.madisonwomensexpo.com. There will also be a performance on December 11 at 8pm at The Brink Lounge.
ABOUT CHICK SINGER NIGHT
Now in its 25th year and franchised in fifteen cities across the country, Chick Singer Night offers monthly performance opportunities to singers of all levels of experience and all styles of music. Since November 1988, thousands of women have been featured on the CSN stage. Supporters of the program include musicians Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Lari White, Megan Mullally, LeAnn Rimes, and Norah Jones.
Chick Singer Night is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. More information on CSN can be found at http://www.chicksingernight.