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Cindy Blackman Santana and the Go-Go's Are Among the Honorees at the 2021 "She Rocks Awards"

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“She Rocks Awards” pays tribute to women who display leadership and are stand outs within the music industry.  Normally scheduled during the NAMM show, this year the 9th Annual "She Rocks Awards" will be a virtual event held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm PST. The evening will include live virtual music performances, awards presentations, celebrity appearances and more.



Some of the award recipients that have been announced so far are:

The Go-Go’s - the first all-female band to top the Billboard charts that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments

Cherie Currie - founding member of the pioneering all-female rock band The Runaways

Cindy Blackman Santana - respected jazz and rock drummer with Santana and Lenny Kravitz among many others

Amy Lee - co-founder and lead vocalist for the rock band Evanescence

Margaret Cho - Emmy and Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter

Starr Parodi - composer, pianist, conductor, arranger, music director and president of The Alliance For Women Film Composers

Ann Mincieli - GRAMMY-winning recording engineer, studio coordinator for Alicia Keys and co-founder of NYC-destination studio Jungle City

Sharon Hennessey - co-president and co-owner of The Music People

Gwen Riley - Senior VP of Music for Peloton Interactive


This year’s opening performance will be by Kentucky rock and soul band Magnolia Boulevard,  featuring lead vocalist Maggie Noelle, guitarist Gregg Erwin, drummer Todd Copeland, keyboardist Ryan Allen, and bassist John Roberts- sponsored by PRS Guitars.

For more info on the show, check out sherocksawards.com