PORTLAND – The New Girls Network, a program of the Maine Women’s Fund, will host the Brew Girls Live Benefit Concert at SPACE Gallery Thursday, June 5, bringing together activists for an evening of music, food and beer.

For $10, attendees will hear music by local and national leading ladies, including Christine Baze, Sara Cox, Jenni Tobiasz, Vanessa Torres and Katie Webber. Baze opened for Sheryl Crow at a benefit for the Ulman Fund for Young Adults. Cox is a seasoned supporter of Brew Girls. Torres recently released her album “Witness” and has performed on stages from the North Star in Portland to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Tobiasz, a newcomer to the Brew Girls mix, will perform contemporary folk music Massachusetts-style. Webber, another newcomer, will bring an eclectic mix of music styles, including folk, pop, country and bluegrass.

For an additional $5, attendees can take home a Brew Girls pint glass with the logo designed by Anita Dore, Maine Cottage’s textile designer.

Besides performances by artists, beer from Allagash and tasty food from Aurora Provisions, North Star Café, Ohno! Café and Pepperclub Restaurant, the Brew Girls will raffle items from Angela Adams, Maine Cottage, Ms. Lulu’s and River Watcher Crafts.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds support the New Girls Fund for Social Change, a fund created in 2005 to support nonprofit organizations with emerging leaders who serve young women or girls.

The Maine Women’s Fund is a public foundation, creating lasting change by investing in the power of women and the dreams of girls.

The New Girls Network is a program of the Maine Women’s Fund that gives young women a chance to build their professional and personal networks, explore social change philanthropy and enhance their leadership skills. Geared to women in their 20s and 30s, the New Girls Network program begins with a nine-month exploration of philanthropy, leadership, activism and feminism.

For more information, contact the Maine Women’s Fund at 774-5513 or [email protected]

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