Rock concert to benefit Turning Point

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published July 2, 2018

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Turning Point Macomb, the Mount Clemens-based shelter for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, will benefit from an upcoming rock concert at the Emerald Theatre.

Femmes of Rock will perform on Sunday, July 15, at the venue, located at 31 N. Walnut St. in Mount Clemens.

An international touring group of rock violinists, Femmes of Rock was founded by Nina DiGregorio, a classically trained violinist best known for her pioneering work with the electric rock violin.

“We are truly excited by the opportunity to host the Femmes of Rock,” said Karan Bates-Gasior, Turning Point’s director of development. “Turning Point seeks to empower women, and what is more empowering than an all-woman string group playing classic rock?”

Bates-Gasior said Turning Point is a vital part of the safety net in metro Detroit, as it has provided emergency support and prevention services for domestic and sexual violence survivors for over 37 years. Services include an emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, advocacy, a personal protection order assistance program, a forensic nurse examiner program for victims of sexual assault, and a prevention education program. 

“To have the Femmes of Rock here at the Emerald Theatre will serve to raise awareness of Turning Point’s mission in a big way,” Bates-Gasior said. 

Annually, Turning Point answers 12,000 crisis calls, and provides support services to an estimated 3,000 individuals and prevention education to 6,000 youths. For more information, visit turningpointma
comb.org.

Tickets to the benefit concert featuring Femmes of Rock start at $25 each. For ticket information, visit ticketweb.com/event/femmes-of-rock-emerald-theatre-tickets/8433765.

For more information about Turning Point Macomb, visit www.turningpointmacomb.org or call (586) 463-4430.