St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
ANTIGONE RISING, the all female/Country Rock band, will be headlining Folkfest St. Pete at Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg (behind the Dali Museum) on Saturday, October 6,2012.
ANTIGONE RISING exploded onto the spotlight in 2005 becoming the first band on Starbuck's Hear Music (Lava Records) with their best selling debut LP. A lineup change brought Nini Camps to the band, whose voice blends perfectly with the signature style soaring three part harmonies of founding sisters Kristen Henderson (bass /vocals), Cathy Henderson (lead guitar /vocals) and Dena Tauriello (drums), that ANTIGONE RISING has become known and loved for. A first generation Cuban American, Nini Camps originally hails from Miami, Florida. The band's latest CD, "23 Red" continues to turn heads as their themes abound with songs that speak to the full range of emotions and life. The band has opened for such acts as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Rob Thomas, and The Bangles, and are favorites in Festivals around the country.
The band is recently back from representing America in the Middle East as Arts Envoys for the U.S. State Department. During their trip, ANTIGONE RISING performed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah and other regional cities, leading community outreach workshops and making music with Israeli and Palestinian musicians demonstrating once again that all cultures can achieve peace and understanding through good old rocking music.
The expressed mission of the festival is to gain exposure and raise awareness to 17 years of creativity, passion and art-making by the artists of Creative Clay. All proceeds from the festival go to assist the organization in serving hundreds of community members with disabilities and in healthcare settings.