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Emma G : Together We Rise DC

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U Street Hostel

1931 13th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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TOGETHER WE RISE DC! An artistic showcase of music, photography, empowerment and community.

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TOGETHER WE RISE DC! An artistic showcase of music, photography, empowerment and community.

Fresh off of her New Zealand nationwide tour promoting her fifth single, TOGETHER WE RISE; Emma G will be kicking things back into gear in the mighty DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) with a release party like no other!

Featuring performances from Allthebestkids (funk/rock/hiphop), Emma G and her Band of Misfits (Goddess-rock), Jahnel Daliya (acoustic soul-rock), Maryjo Mattea (rock songstress) and artwork from local artist Nylorac, and photography from local photographer Nick DePinto, this event will be a night to write home about.

Get ready to be brainwashed into believing in yourself, feeling empowered, and knowing you can do, and be anything!

EARLY BIRD: $15, and includes 2 free drinks, a swag bag, and hors d'oeuvres

GENERAL ADMISSION: $20, and includes 2 free drinks, a swag bag, and hors d'oeuvres

SWAG TICKET: $45, and includes 2 free drinks, a swag bag, hors d'oeuvres and a TOGETHER WE RISE tshirt

VIP TICKETS: $55, and includes 2 free drinks, a swag bag, hors d'oeuvres, a TOGETHER WE RISE tshirt, and one night's accommodation at the futuristic pod hostel that is U St Hostel! Limited availability so get in quick!


6pm Allthebestkids performing in the courtyard while you enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and the antics that make Allthebestkids so memorable!

6.45pm Move inside and watch the official Together We Rise music video in the main foyer of U Street Hostel, followed by footage from Emma G and the Band of Misfits New Zealand tour!

7pm Enjoy Emma G and the Band of Misfits musical performance while continuing to enjoy local artwork, photography, hors d'oeuvres and beverages

7.45pm Move upstairs to the second floor to enjoy the soulful rock vibes of Jahnel Daliya musically conversing with powerhouse Maryjo Mattea while continuing to enjoy local artwork from Nylorac and photography by Nick DePinto, hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

9pm You are free to leave and enjoy the rest of your week, OR get a VIP ticket, and stay the night at DC's FIRST pod hostel accommodation!

- In association with Capitol Groove DC and Greater District Sound Club and with thanks to U Street Hostel -

bit.ly/capitolgroovedc - www.greaterdsc.com


Together We Rise is an earworm for the heart; a song about resilience, teamwork, embracing diversity, facing your fears, and - most of all - about love - in all of its manifestations.

From being dubbed Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best of DC” to playing The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New York City’s “Rockwood Music Hall” and Washington DC’s Fourth of July parade, Goddess-Rock singer/songwriter: Emma G is releasing her fifth single "TOGETHER WE RISE" after just recently completing her first 23-date nationwide US tour with her Band of Misfits.

“We released [our third single] Superhero in September followed by Smile earlier this year,” says Emma G. “but with the recent addition of my band: Joey J Drums and DJ Reality Check, my sound has evolved even further. So much has kind of fallen into place with this new Goddes-rock sound we got going on - and it's all perfectly encapsulated into this latest track!”

Emma G is not wrong. Her audience now covers over 16 states, and continues to grow as Together We Rise is featured in a new documentary-style film “The Weight of Success”, which is currently doing the film festival circuit, and is also up for an academy award.

“I’m so excited about Together We Rise,” Emma G explains. “It was commissioned by Dr Angela Lauria, as the theme song for her multi-million dollar company: The Author Incubator, and it just turned into this vulnerable melodic love letter filled with messages of compassion, overcoming adversity, empowerment, and the importance of diversity and teamwork. It's the perfect song to introduce my new musical direction with!"

Together We Rise is officially released on all platforms on August 22nd, and will be celebrated with a release show on 13th and U Streets on September 12th – just days after Emma G and the Band of Misfits get back from their nationwide Together We Rise New Zealand tour.


Rediscovering her voice as she rediscovers her American heritage from her home base in Washington DC, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Emma G is a combination of Amy Winehouse, Pink ♫, Natalie Merchant and Alanís Morrissette. Her edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home her messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a soul-pop/rock sound that is engaging, inspiring and appealing to a hugely diverse audience.

Unapologetically outspoken, flying her freak flag, and always smiling, Washingtonian Magazine dubbed Emma G as one of the “Best of DC”. One Love Massive describes her as “charismatic”, and ANR describes her voice as "poignant and beautiful” with “astounding bravery to speak up” on issues that matter to her.

And where did this bravery come from? A long history of health issues, brain surgeries, battles with depression and suicide, drug addiction, and sexual assault, yet still finding the inner strength to come out the other side positively: singing her truth. “Things that happen to us don’t make us who we are, but we all need to overcome struggles. The trick is to overcome them together.” Says Emma G. “My hope is that my music will not only resonate with individual people, but also ignite those flames of love, resilience and community”.

Recent appearances have included the National Cherry Blossom Festival- and 4th of July Parades, Fox 5 DC, PBS, NewsChannel10, Brew at the Zoo, and Herndon Festival, and now - fresh off a 22-date US tour spanning from Washington DC to New York, Burlington, Vermont to Palm Springs, California; and Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas with her band of misfits Joey J Drums and DJ Reality Check, the trio are a force to be reckoned with.

With her career blossoming, and fame surely beckoning, who knows what is around the corner? “I like to push the glass ceiling, be a little bit daring, and (hopefully) inspire others to do the same,” Emma G says with a laugh. “I’ve always been the person who sees the beauty in being truly, authentically yourself and celebrating your weirdness.”

ABOUT Allthebestkids:

10 person Hip Pop Psychedelic Rock band from the future. Based in Washington DC, we bring a message of peace, love, awareness, and inclusion, reminding the world of a truth forgotten long ago: we are ALL the Best Kids �


An insomniac daydreamer with an addiction to looking at the bright side, driven by a passion to inspire your inner light and an uncontrollable habit for pushing lyrics about living in the moment. It's like a musical drug to wake you from a bland dream.


Washington, DC-based songstress Maryjo Mattea captivates audiences with her uniquely melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful voice. Mattea’s music, which has garnered comparisons to Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, and Jenny Lewis, is the perfect hybrid of polished pop and raw rock. In addition to performing original music and more as a solo artist and with a band, she is also a member of the grunge-garage rock duo, Two Dragons and a Cheetah, electro-rock group, Color Palette, synth-pop band, Loi Loi, and post-rock ensemble, Endless Winter.


Nick DePinto was born in NE Ohio. He studied illustration and Art through most of his schooling and came to Surealism early in his high school years. He attended Wittenberg University and Wayne State University. He is an accomplished Painter, illustrator & Photographer. In Washington DC, Nick makes his living as an Actor and lives with his wife & their cat. He is also a veteran songwriter and enjoys playing music in several original music projects in the area.

View his artwork at https://www.flickr.com/photos/120854159@N03/

and check out his band The Dusty Stars!


Nylorac is an artist with a passion for art as it relates to stories and music! Currently, she spends her time exploring art through digital and traditional mediums. Aside from visual art, Carolyn also loves cats, yoga, rainy days, and guitar.

Website: https://carolyndwhitmeyer.wixsite.com/nylorac/original-paintings

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/nylorac0_o/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/NyloracArt/

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