Women Who Rock 2018

An annual benefit concert featuring Pittsburgh's best female musicians with proceeds supporting Magee-Womens Research Institute

VIP Appearance

Sheila E.

Sheila Escovedo picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three. Sheila delivered her first solo performance to a live audience two years later and has since established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and performers in the world. Best known to music fans as Sheila E., she became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun, Marvin Gaye (on his final world tour), Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Nicks among others.



Karya Duo

Karya Duo is made up of violinists Cara Garofalo and Kathleen Andrews. Both women are strong advocates of music education and empowering today’s youth through music. Cara and Kathleen are both in high demand as performers in the music community of Western Pennsylvania and surrounding regions. They are passionately dedicated to their craft and enjoy performing a wide array of music genres, including but not limited to classical, rock, and contemporary.


Molly Alphabet

Molly Alphabet is a country singer born, raised, and residing in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Molly and her band, which includes two rockin' female instrumentalists, play country music with a classic feel in arrangements from a simple duo to a 5-piece band complete with drums, keys, upright bass, electric guitar, and pedal steel – blending the sounds of traditional country twang, kazoo solos, and a Pittsburgh accent into something that will make you want to do the two-step.


Lyndsey Smith

Lyndsey Smith has been bringing music to the souls of music lovers for the past 6 years and have been gaining loyal fans on a regional, national and international level. Her Rock'N'Soul style gives her shows high energy and she knows that fans aren't just there as a formality, they are there as part of the show!



Michelle Michaels

102.5FM WDVE - iHeart Radio

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2018 Women Who Rock Award Recipient

Kelly Frey