Female Talent Platform Will Host a Festival Stage July 16-17 in Ventura, CA

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Los Angeles, CA | July 2022 – This year Gritty In Pink will be making their way to Ventura, CA for the Surf Rodeo Music & Surf Festival on July 15-17 on the Ventura Pier! After years of delay due to the pandemic, the much-anticipated fest is finally happening again. The weekend festival will feature a Gritty In Pink Stage on July 16/17, partnering with the new collective of female artists built by the founders of the Warped Tour Shiragirl Stage, which graced Ventura for many summers. The Gritty In Pink Stage will showcase a Saturday evening stage block with a few of their top artists, including: the multi-talented vocalist/percussionist/DJ Chastity Ashley aka Neon Pony (who’s toured with Duran Duran), singer/bassist Alicia Vigil and guitarist Kiki Wong of rock band Vigil of War, electro-rock band Stuntdriver, and all-girl pop-punk pioneers Shiragirl. The Gritty In Pink Stage will host several more bands throughout the weekend, along with DJ Vashonda Sherra, and host Xtine Reckless. Gritty In Pink will also have a booth where attendees can receive sponsor giveaways by signing up for the INPINK marketplace platform. 

In fact, the Gritty In Pink bands, as well as the stage’s female sound tech and stage manager, were booked through the new INPINK marketplace. Like a female-powered Upwork for the music business, INPINK aims to democratize access to a gatekept

industry, and provide a pipeline of female talent for industry pros looking to hire from a diverse community of female creators. Customers can browse, using diversity tags to filter providers by groups, including POC, Queer, and more. Both women and men can join the movement to hire more women, and achieve gender equality in the music industry, and beyond. Visit to learn more information and sign up for free! 

Leading up to the two-day event, you can pre-grame with Gritty In Pink during their pre-show Instagram livestream on Tuesday, July 12 at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST during which viewers can get to know the Gritty artists performing at the upcoming festival. For more info or to join, visit Gritty In Pink’s Instagram at @grittyinpinklife. 

Founder of Gritty In Pink and singer of Shiragirl, Shira Yevin says, “We are so excited to return to the beaches of Ventura for the long-awaited Surf Rodeo 2022 festival! For Shiragirl, this is our first post-pandemic gig back, our first show in over 2 years! We are stoked to not only host a Gritty In Pink stage and return with new tunes as well as our crew of female artists, but we’re also honored to be asked to rock the Surf Rodeo Main Stage again on Sunday. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Surf Rodeo Founder JD Drury, and the Ventura community- who was always so supportive of the Shiragirl Stage during our all Warped Tour years at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In fact, back in the day I graced the cover of Ventura County Star under the headline ‘Gritty In Pink’- the name definitely stuck!” Gritty In Pink stage is proud to partner with brands such as Pacifica Beauty, La Par, Audix, and Remo to support this event.

For those that will be in the Ventura area, see you at the Ventura Pier! To stay up to date on Gritty In Pink, visit their Instagram or for more information and future announcements.

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