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LISTEN: Louisville Outskirts Festival Teaches Girls How to Rock

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This weekend will see dozens of female-led bands taking the stage as part of the Louisville Outskirts Festival, now in its second year. In addition to shows at the New Vintage and at Art Sanctuary, the festival offers "Rockshops" for girls interested in learning to play music.

One of the bands that formed at last year’s Rockshop, Sorry Mom, will be returning this year as one of the featured bands, with a new member and a different name.

Caroline Taylor is a 16-year-old high school sophomore and the band’s drummer. At last year's inaugural Rockshop, Tayler met bandmates Olivia Millar and Marissa Booker.

"I've never met anyone who is more like me or who I can connect with more than them. I would definitely not be in the place that I am had Outskirts not happened," Taylor said in an interview with WFPL.

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Taylor said that being in a band has benefited her in ways other than music.

"I've learned to be more confident, especially with performing a lot more and being in front of a bunch of people, to just speak out more and not really care what people think," Taylor said.

The festival is happening this weekend at the New Vintage and Art Sanctuary, and you can get more information here.

 

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