Who We Are
Co-Producers of the PNW Womxn’s Day Community Concert are Jordani Sarreal (of Mt. Martre and Tacoma Music Organization) and Katie Lowery (of The Warehouse 253). Both have a passion for music, feminism, and community, and a history of running successful events and concerts around all three.
Jordani Sarreal is a songwriter, producer, and nationally touring artist. She started the publishing and consulting organization, Mt. Martre, in 2017, which provides publishing, management, and booking services to artists and musicians, along with educational workshops and events. Previously, she managed Pacific Studios, and worked as Administrative Coordinator at Rain City Rock Camp for Girls – both of which helped inspire The Tacoma Music Organization: an organization that works to build community and resources for current musicians and the next generation of artists and musicians in Tacoma, Washington.
Katie Lowery is a staple of the Tacoma Music Community. As one of the founding members of The Warehouse, she’s helped design and execute large community events and festivals such as: Pride Festival, Art on the Ave, Ethnic Fest, and First Night.
In 2017, women across the country celebrated International Women’s Day by participating in “A Day Without a Woman.” Two years later, we are turning that idea upside down, and showing our local community what it looks like to have an evening designed, organized, and run entirely by womxn.
In the music industry, womxn make up 22% of charting artists, 12% of songwriters, 9% of Grammy Nominees in the last 5 years, and less than 4% of producers and engineers. Our mission is to provide a showcase of the minority music population through the concert and community event, and the PNW Womxn in Music Compilation. This not only highlights what can be achieved when we come together as a community to support and empower each other, but provides an image for the next generation of girls to see womxn of all skin tones, backgrounds, musical styles, and artistic expressions in their community making a difference and defying the norm.
The evening will also be supporting three local women-serving nonprofits and raising money for their causes through donation and raffle:
- Planned Parenthood
- Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
Alma Mater – Venue – https://www.almamatertacoma.com/
Ana von Huben – Graphic Design – http://anavonhuben.com/
Jamie Smith – Photography – http://smithmediaart.com/
THUNDERPUSSY – Musical Artist – http://www.thunderpussyusa.com/
Whitney Mongé – Musical Artist – https://www.whitneymonge.com/
Stephanie Anne Johnson – Musical Artist – http://sajmusic.com/
How you can be involved…
There are several ways to contribute to the Womxn’s Day Community Event and/or compilation:
- Sponsorship: we have various levels of sponsorship available, with your choice of what your sponsorship is going to specifically. See our sponsorship packet, or email email@example.com for more information.
- Donation: you can give directly to the nonprofit organizations we are supporting through our event – Planned Parenthood, YWCA, and Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.
- Volunteer: with the size of this community event, we need volunteers to help make the evening successful. We have a variety of roles available from raffle sales, stage assistant, merch assistant, backstage, and more. Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate, and can apply, HERE.
- Donate to the Raffle: we want to raise as much funding as possible for our nonprofit partners, and one way to do this is to create awesome raffle prizes. If you have an item, gift card, or gift certificate to offer, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org