The Columbia Museum of Art will host a celebration of girl power in the arts Sunday.
The Indie Spirit concert is part of a month-long schedule of events to coincide with the exhibitions “Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Carolina Story” and “Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina.”
Sunday’s concert is co-hosted by Girls Rock Columbia, a summer music program for girls that “cultivates self-confidence, challenges gender stereotypes, promotes positive female relationships, creativity, and leadership.”
The concert features local female musicians with a strong voice, including Paisley Suttlemyre, My Brother My Sister, Falling Off a Building, Debbie and the Skanks, and The Prairie Willows. Suttlemyre graduated from Dutch Fork High School in the spring and is now studying voice at Columbia College.
My Brother My Sister is an indie punk band based in Columbia. Falling Off a Building is a Columbia band that has been together for more than a decade. Debbie and the Skanks are described as a garage rock band. And the Prairie Willows is a folk band that features the sounds of the fiddle, banjo, ukulele, wash board, tub, guitar, kazoo and “stompin’ Boots.”
The concert will be held from 2-5 p.m in Boyd Plaza outside the museum. It is an all-ages show and admission is free. A bar will be sponsored by The Whig and food will be available from The Wurst Wagon.
Bridget Winston, Special to The State