Date & Time
August 20, 2017 | 11am-3pm
It has been two and a half years since we lost our dear friend Meghan Galbraith. Last Sunday would have been her 38th birthday. Meghan was one of the most brilliant coolers the Long Room has ever had, diffusing hot head bros with a grin and a wag of the finger. She took her job seriously, but always made time for some good ol’ fashioned palm throbbing low-5’s. Meghan had a heart so big, whenever she was around there was barely enough room for the rest of us to breathe. Her joy was infectious. No matter how your day started, you always felt elevated when she was around. Meghan shined the brightest on stage. As singer and guitarist of 8 Inch Betsy, her presence was entrancing. When she performed, it was clear there was no place she would rather be.
In addition to performing, Meghan volunteered as a band coach and counselor at Girls Rock! Chicago. After her death, Girls Rock! Chicago created the Meghan Galbraith Scholarship in her honor. Please join us this Sunday, August 20th for a special Do Good Sunday: Brunch For A Cause. @thebiscuitman will be serving brunch from 11:00-3:00 and 50% of bar sales will go to @girlsrockchicago.
“Girls Rock! Chicago builds socially just community with girls, transgender youth, and gender non-conforming youth by developing leadership, fostering self-esteem, and encouraging creative expression through music.
Through our music education programs for girls and transgender & gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth ages 8 to 16, we are committed to educating girls and TGNC youth about the musical, technical, and creative aspects involved in musicianship because we believe that they are rarely encouraged to explore self-expressive creative outlets and are less likely to be given access to musical and technical instruction or equipment. We believe that music can be a crucial tool in allowing young women and TGNC youth to respond to preconceived notions of what they can do and what they can become.”