Queen City Rock Camp. (Photo: Garret Layman)

Rock-n-roll music with a cause takes over the Mother’s Brewing Company Barrel Room May 13 for Femme Fest ’22, presented by Queen City Rock Camp.

The event, meant to support femme, trans, genderfluid and nonbinary creativity, features local acts and intends to raise money for Queen City Rock Camp, a week-long summer camp for youth ages 9-18.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:15. Here’s the lineup for the festival:

  • 7:15 — Butterfaces
  • 8 — Guerilla Poet Radio
  • 8:45 — Catty Cline
  • 9:30 — My Ancestor
  • 10:15 — Rosé Perez
  • 11 — Misery Stairs.

In addition to the live music, a silent auction featuring more than 50 pieces of locally-made art will be held. Winners will be announced at 11:45.

Queen City Rock Camp’s mission “is to provide a safe and supportive space where campers work together to build self-confidence through music.”

Campers learn how to play instruments — like bass, drums, guitar and keyboard — with the help of volunteers. They also form their own bands, write their own songs and perform them at a showcase at the end of camp. This year’s camp is Aug. 1-5. Registration is open until July 1.

Femme Fest ’22 is free, with a $10 suggested donation. All proceeds from the event will benefit Queen City Rock Camp. For more information, check out the Femme Fest ’22 Facebook event. To learn more about Queen City Rock Camp, visit their website.

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger covered sports in southwest Missouri for the better part of 20 years, from young athletes to the pros. The Springfield native and Missouri State University alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism in the Queen City, helping connect the community with important information. He and wife Jamie daily try to keep a tent on the circus that is a blended family of five kids and three cats. More by Jeff Kessinger