Featuring WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore and acclaimed guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens), as co-hosts, the 2016 She Rocks Awards celebration will pay tribute to trailblazing women in music and will include performances by:
- Jennifer Batten, (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck) acclaimed guitarist and Awards honoree
- Chart-topping pop duo Karmin, including Awards honoree Amy Heidemann
- Raining Jane, touring and recording band for Jason Mraz, including awards honorees Becky Gebhardt and Mona Tavakoli
- Malina Moye, acclaimed lefty guitarist and 2014 She Rocks Awards honoree
- Nita Strauss, (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens) co-host for this year’s Awards
- The Command Sisters, talented Canadian singer/songwriter duet
- Plus the house band Rock Sugah, comprised of Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé) on bass, Kat Dyson (Prince, Sting) on guitar, Benita Lewis (Chaka Khan) on drums, and Lynette Williams (Childish Gambino, CeeLo Green) on keyboard.
This year’s honorees include: Jennifer Batten, Chaka Khan, Amy Heidemann, Becky Gebhardt and Mona Tavakoli (Rock Camp for Girls L.A. and Raining Jane), Chalise Zolezzi (Taylor Guitars), Mary Luehrsen (NAMM), Crystal Morris (Gator Cases), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), Cathy Carter Duncan (Seymour Duncan), Leigh Maples and Pamela Cole (Fanny’s House of Music), Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound), and Sujata Murthy (Universal Music).
This event will take place Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., during the 2016 Winter NAMM show. Tickets are available at sherocksawards.com. The She Rocks Awards have sold out for the past three years, and a NAMM badge is not required to attend.