Chicks with Picks News

NOVEMBER 2016

 

DECEMBER 2015

Our Chicks With Picks® Foundation is a non-profit that helps those in need through music. We have helped raise thousands of dollars for the struggling individual to small and big charities. We have our own fundraisers and we supply musicians for other charity events. We play monthly for Phoenix Children's Hospital! We give back every holiday season to Women shelters, Crisis Centers, Animal shelters, and the homeless. Music brings the world together and we hope to help one strum at a time!

Link your FRY'S card to our Foundation! 

*Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/new-community-rewards-program


Register for the Fry’s Community
Rewards Program

  • Select ‘Sign-In’. Enter your email and password the select "sign in" (You may need to register first if you haven't done so already.)

  • Select ‘My Account then select ‘Account Settings’ from drop down menu.

  • Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.

  • Under Find Your Organization: Enter the 26710 or Chicks With Picks Foundation then select ‘search’.

  • Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to our organization. Save and you should be linked up to us!

The Chicks With Picks Foundation™ helps all ages in music, in turn helping those in need, through our music.

We are a non-profit division of the AZ Chicks With Picks Organization, LLC

 

 


 

We will try again next year. Start practicing!

 

Learn SUGAR COOKIE SONG here:
Full Version with Lyrics: 
https://youtu.be/vjlmHScj0rM

Lyrics without vocals just music:
https://youtu.be/8-G1paudcwQ

Lyrics with backup vocals and music:
https://youtu.be/qsyC6I8jJ9M

Full Version can be purchased here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sugar-cookie-feat.-rhonda/id580163105

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 


 

 

July 2015

 

 



 

 

 


 

 



 

WINNER OF THE MARCH SINGING CONTEST!

SYDNEY CLAIRE COLLINS

LIMITED SPACE! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

 

 


 

ALWAYS!

 


Fry’s helps Chicks With Picks earn cash with every shopping trip .
Enroll for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program today!
You still earn all your fuel and reward points.

It only takes 2 minutes to signup.

 

By signing up for the Community Rewards Program you are helping our Foundation move forward with our dream of having our own space. While you do your regular grocery shopping, you will be helping us get to the next level. We could then help more people in need!

This is the most important push we have done for the CWP Foundation and we are asking you to please take a few minutes to sign up NOW.


Our goal is to have 500 people signed up by the end of December. It should be easy if we have our family & friends sign up too. Keep the chain going!
 
STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2
  • Select ‘Register’.
  • Under Sign-In information, enter your email and create a password. (Write down your email & password—will need it in step 2)
 
STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program
  • Select ‘Sign-In’.
  • Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’. (This will be the email and password you created in step 1)
  • Select ‘My Account then select ‘Account Settings’ from drop down menu.
  • Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.
  • Under Find Your Organization: Enter the 26710 or Chicks With Picks Foundation then select ‘search’.
  • Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization
  • Then select save changes.
  • If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

 

Please email Pandy with any questions pandyraye@azchickswithpicks.com

Don't hesitate to email us or call us.

www.azchickswithpicks.com (contact-us page)

 

 

 


 

2013

October 21, 2013

Pandy and Rhonda have been asked to be on Channel 12 EVBLive today (Monday) at 4pm. They are doing a segment on Destinee Quinn who is now on the Voice and asked Rhonda Hitchcock and Pandy Raye, to come on and talk about AZ Chicks With Picks!

Go Destinee!

 

 


 

September 24, 2013
Our very own Arizona Chick made it onto the Voice. Destinee Quinn is on Team XTina! Tune in on Monday and Tuesdays to see how far she goes. We hope she goes the whole way!

http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/artists/

 

 


 

 

For Immediate Release: 9/7/2013

We are excited about expanding to other parts of the Country. (Everyone wants more
Chicks With Picks!)

Welcome Michigan - Chicks With Picks. (Lansing, MI)

 

Your MI Chicks with Picks Coordinators:
-Kristen Taylor (ktaylor@michickswithpicks.com)
-Dawn Haddad (dhaddad@michickswithpicks.com)
-Sara Reedy
-Jeff Noelke (jnoelke@michickswithpicks.com)

 

They will be having their first showcase this coming Saturday September 14th, 2013. At the Harvest of the Arts Festival from 11am to 3pm. 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt MI 48842.

 

The MI Chicks with Picks booth will be running all day, providing information about the organization's mission, while at the same time getting feedback and making new connections for the CWP pilot branch in Michigan. There will also be a guitar "petting zoo" hosted by Kendall and Mirena, to keep the little ones occupied while the adults talk.

 

The 1st performers for the MI Chicks With Picks will be:
-Taylor Taylor
-Kendall Cassella
-Mirena

 

Like their facebook page MIChicksWithPicks

www.michickswithpicks.com

 

 


 

2012

CHECK OUR THIS COOL INTEVIEW ON VALLEY FOCUS!

INTERVIEW ON VALLEY FOCUS

 

2012

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

March 31, 2012

 

 

Media Contacts:  Sue Kern-Fleischer, SKF Public Relations, (602) 810-1404, suekern@gmail.com

Pandy Raye, AZ Chicks with Picks, (480) 510-3127, pandyraye@azchickswithpicks.com

Danny Piacquadio, Harold’s Corral, (480) 488-1906

Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams to perform at April 28th “CHICKSTOCK™” Music Festival

 

(CAVE CREEK) – Grammy award winner and American rock, folk, blues and country music star Lucinda Williams will perform along with more than 10 other talented acts at the 4th Annual CHICKSTOCK™ Music Festival on Saturday, April 28 at Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. Doors open at 1 p.m. and live performances will continue through 10 p.m.

Tickets range from $25 for General Admission standing and $35 for General Admission seating to $75 for VIP seats and $150 for Premier VIP tickets. Festival patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Tickets are on sale now via at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling Harold’s at (480) 488-1906.

Co-presented by AZ Chicks with Picks® and Harold’s Corral, “CHICKSTOCK™” provides emerging female artists with a unique opportunity to showcase their talent and take a shot at furthering their musical careers. Singing contests are being held at several venues Valleywide and the winners will advance to the semi-finals and finals on Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22 at Harold’s Corral.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000, eight hours of studio recording time from Epicentre-Recording.com, a paid gig at Harold’s, and she will have an opening spot on the main stage of the CHICKSTOCK Music Festival for Lucinda Williams (hit songs include Passionate Kisses, Can’t Let Go, and Car Wheels on a Gravel Road). The second place winner will receive four hours of recording time and a Fender® guitar from Cave Creek Guitar. A third winner will receive $500 for “Best Original Song.”

The Chicks with Picks Foundation™ is a non-profit that helps female musicians while helping those in need. For more information, call (480) 488-1906, e-mail contest@azchickswithpicks.com, or visit www.azchickswithpicks.com or www.HaroldsCorral.com.

 

 


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2012

 


 

2012


It's another year! 4th annual CHICKSTOCK™ 2012 APRIL 28th at Harold's in Cave Creek. It's a music festival featuring our local singer/ songwriters and with a National Headliner ending the night!

Doors open at 1pm

Tickets on sale in March 2012.

Benefitting The Chicks With Picks Foundation!


2012

Our annual Singing contest is starting March 20th! Please see Calendar and Events pages on this site for more info!

Co-presented by AZ Chicks with Picks and Harold’s Corral, “CHICKSTOCK” provides emerging female artists with a unique opportunity to showcase their talent and take a shot at furthering their musical careers. The contest is open to any genre, bands and acoustic, and entrants may be accompanied by males. Both original songs and covers are allowed.

 

Press release to come!

 

 


 

 

2011

Media Contacts:  Sue Kern-Fleischer, SKF Public Relations, (602) 810-1404, suekern@gmail.com

                           Pandy Raye, AZ Chicks with Picks, (480) 510-3127, pandyraye@azchickswithpicks.com

                           Danny Piacquadio, Harold’s Corral, (480) 488-1906

 

3rd Annual “CHICKSTOCK” Kicks Off March 16 with

Weekly Singing Contests at Seven Venues Valley-wide

 

Grand Prize is $1,000, eight hours of studio recording time, a paid gig at Harold’s Corral, & opening spot for national act at April 23rd Music Festival

 

March 16 contest is set for 6 p.m. at The Platinum Room at Skye in Peoria

 

(PHOENIX) – Female musicians, ages eight to 108, are encouraged to enter weekly singing contests at seven venues Valley-wide during the 3rd Annual CHICKSTOCK™ event which kicks off at 6 p.m., Wed., March 16 at The Platinum Room at Skye in Peoria and runs through the semi-finals on Sunday, April 17 at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek.

 

Four semi-finalists and one Wild Card pick will compete at the CHICKSTOCK Singing Contest Finals and Music Festival on Saturday, April 23 at Harold’s Corral. The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000, eight hours of studio recording time from Epicentre-Recording.com, a paid gig at Harold’s, and she will have an opening spot on the main stage of the CHICKSTOCK Music Festival for a national act to be determined. The second place winner will receive four hours of recording time and a Fender® guitar from Cave Creek Guitar. A third winner will receive $500 for “Best Original Song.”

 

Entry fees are $25 for AZ Chicks with Picks members and $40 for non-members, and the fee includes two tickets to the April 23rd Music Festival. Female musicians may re-enter at each venue. Re-entry fees are $10 for Chicks with Picks members and $20 for non-members. Contestants may register online at www.azchickswithpicks.com or register at each venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Save the Ta-tas Foundation, a non-profit that helps fund breast cancer research.

 

Co-presented by AZ Chicks with Picks and Harold’s Corral, “CHICKSTOCK” provides emerging female artists with a unique opportunity to showcase their talent and take a shot at furthering their musical careers. The contest is open to any genre, bands and acoustic, and entrants may be accompanied by males. Both original songs and covers are allowed.

 

The “CHICKSTOCK” Singing Contest schedule for the preliminary rounds follows:

 

Wed., March 16: 6 p.m. sign-in at The Platinum Room at Skye, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Dr., Peoria.

(623) 334-0010

Wed., March 23: 6 p.m. sign-in at Long Wongs at the Firehouse, 1639 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe. (480) 967-0167

Sun., March 27: 1 p.m. sign-in at McCool’s, 4910 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. (480) 289-4222

Thurs., March 31: 6 p.m. sign-in at Paradise Lounge, 4541 East Cactus Road, Phoenix/PV area. (602) 953-2993

Thurs., April 7: 6 p.m. sign-in at Hard Rock Café, 201 E Washington St, Downtown Phoenix. (602) 261-7625

Sunday, April 10: 11 a.m. sign-in at The Compound, 7000 E Mayo Blvd # 21, Northeast Phoenix. (480) 585-5483

 

The Sunday, April 17 semi-finals and the Saturday, April 23 “CHICKSTOCK Singing Contest Finals and Music Festival” take place at Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek, with a national act headlining. For more information, call (480) 510-3127, e-mail contest@azchickswithpicks.com, or visit www.azchickswithpicks.com or www.HaroldsCorral.com.

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2010

The first major festival of its kind, AZ Chicks with Picks Music Festival showcased tons of Arizona female artists who know how to rock the stage, including a variety of music categories and talents, like Michelle Branch, Sarah Buxton, Jessi Colter and Arizona Idol winner Bethany Wright.
Read the rest of the story



 

2010

CHICKSTOCK™ Headliner "Sophie B. Hawkins"! March 27th, 2010. More to come!!!!



 

2010

KNIX Great American Picnic July 3rd, 2010 at Wigwam Resort. Chicks with Picks and Stealing Angels 5-11pm Fun, Free and Fireworks.
http://knixcountry.zipscene.com/events/view/2547082-great-american-picnic-amp-fireworks-extravaganza-litchfield-park



 

 CWP Holiday Show December 11, 2009 at The Compound Grill, Benefits Susan G. Koman • PHOENIX FASHION SHOW - September 13, 2009



 




CWP PRESHOW FOR KEITH URBAN AND SUGARLAND
- July 10, 2009

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Phoenix New Times - March 7, 2009 
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2009/03/michelle_branch_headlining_chi.php


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Country Weekly
- March 7, 2009

http://www.countryweekly.com/sarah_buxton/news/3682

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AZCentral
- March 7, 2009

http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2009/03/06/20090306sr-chicks0307.html

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 OUR HEADLINER! - February 21, 2009
We are proud to announce Michelle Branch, Sarah Buxton, Jessi Colter along with AZ Idol Bethany Wright and over 70 local Chicks all day in Tempe March 21st 2009! Don't miss it get your tickets!!!! Don't Wait In Line Get Your Tickets Online. :)CHICKS ROCK!

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PHOENIX MAGAZINE
- February 15, 2009
Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

 
ON SHELVES FEB 19TH! Get a copy...we are in the center of the magazine with a full spread and in the table of contents. Yeah we are cool! Well that's what Phoenix Magazine as named us! (we already kind of knew that...tee hee). We made their top coolest things to do in AZ! WE ARE IN The TOP 10!!! #4!  

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Check out the feature story form Fox 10. Video is posted!! - December 5, 2008
ONLY ON FOX Without Going too far out on a limb, it's probably safe to say that the music industry is for the most part dominated by men. But there are two Valley women who are doing all they can to make sure female musicians are getting their chance, and it doesn't matter what kind of music the aspiring musicians play, as long as its good. Fox 10's Kari Lake.....Click for video
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/Chicks_with_Picks

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Mariah Fleming (Az Music and Entertainmnet Hall of Fame) - January 26, 2008 In addition to being a talented musician with an unforgettably great voice, Rhonda Hitchcock has a tremendous, inventive idea for Arizona music! Az Chicks With Picks is awesome, and it's happening at lightning speed! Check out their blog for all the details. Rhonda, Pandy Raye and others affiliated with AZ Chicks With Picks and the AZ Songwriters Association brought their wonderful energy and inspiration to the AZ Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Sept 2007 Induction Ceremony. Knowing what these folks are capable of, there is no doubt this will be a great success.

The AZ Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is very proud to have representatives of "AZ Chicks With Picks" on our Advisory Board. We will be there on March 2nd to support this great event. Everyone will have an opportunity to purchase the VERY cool limited edition 2007 AZ Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony t-shirts that Rhonda Hitchcock designed (her talents as an artist are something to behold too!) They're going fast and are sure to be collector's items.

There's a terrific line up of Arizona gals who are providing music entertainment for the March 2nd, 2008 AZ Chicks With Picks event. Arizona needs to get out there and see what AZ Chicks With Picks has to offer.

Being a native Arizona gal involved in music since I was a kid, without a doubt AZ Chicks With Picks is an event that will go down in our music history as pivotal for Arizona women in music. It's going to be one of the most important and unusual independent music events to happen here in decades.

Be there. Be part of Arizona music history or you're bound to say "How could I have missed that?!"
Mariah Fleming
Board of Directors
AZ Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

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GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR...THE CHICKS ARE COMING!
- January 8, 2008
As you may or may not know...Every Tuesday night we feature a different woman in music. AZ Chicks With Picks is fast becoming a hot new platform! Every week we have a different artist...different ages, different genres. Check out who will be there this week! Come support Live Music! March 2, 2008...We are holding our outdoor AZ Chicks with Picks Muse-ic Festival, featuring all the chicks we've had thus far and some surprise guests!

Mark your calendar and be there! We are rsvp'ing our friends...so make sure you let us know you are going to be there...You will be put into a drawing for free merchandise and we will put you on our VIP list. Check out our myspace or our website for more info and simply shoot us an email with your name and your guests names to RSVP ~ myspace.com/azchickswithpicks or www.azchickswithpicks.com.

We are currently looking for those that want to get in on the ground floor. Volunteers, Sponsors and Donations (monetarily or items), etc...

If you want to be a sponsor....it's easy....we are asking for a minimum fee of $100 to be on our print advertising, posters, flyers and/or website. If you yourself want to be a sponsor or if you know someone...just contact us for more detailed information via our myspace or website! Thanks and Keep Rockin.

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‘Chicks With Picks’ starting to click
- December 6, 2007

'Chicks With Picks’ starting to click...Performers bring own large crowds...By Curtis Riggs
CAVE CREEK – The Arizona Chicks With Picks concert series has shown there are many fans of the female musicians series promoters were trying to showcase in an attempt to tie the Valley music scene together.

The Standing Room Only concert crowds Cave Creek’s own singing/songwriting sensation Daisy Mallory and Prescott singer Susie Hopman attracted to the Buffalo Chip recently shows the series has become more successful than Chicks With Picks founders Pandy Raye and Rhonda Hitchcock ever expected. Hitchcock says the concert series is “bringing a new light” to the Buffalo Chip.

“It’s amazing how all of these girls are coming out of the woodwork. Everybody has a fan base and they bring them when they come,” Hitchcock said about the large crowds at the Chip on any given Tuesday night. “Many people are now wanting to be a part of it and that’s exactly what we wanted.” Raye is pleasantly surprised about how the concert series has been received. “I knew all that talent was out there,” she said. Some fans already knew how good some of the Chicks With Picks musicians are. “The crowds are absolutely indicative of the talent that is out there.” Chicks With Picks concerts are held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Buffalo Chip. The individual Chick With Picks series will culminate in a March 2 concert that will include many more female musicians. It will be held in the Wagon Camp behind the Buffalo Chip. Tempe singer/songwriter Laura Sawosko performed this week. Next Tuesday, (Dec. 11), Rondavous lead signer Amy Magnussen will take the stage.

She will be followed by Jeordie on Dec. 18. A Chicks With Picks open mike event will be held at the Chip from 4 to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day. Buffalo Chip owner Larry Wendt let Raye and Hitchcock “girl up” his Buffalo Chip since the concert series has become successful. Raye refers to the tapestry and candles around where the musicians perform as their “own little girl spot.” 

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Sonoran News - November 15, 2007
Chicks With Picks to be showcased in concert series
Tuesdays at the Buffalo Chip
By Curtis Riggs

CAVE CREEK – Arizona women in music will be taking center stage at the Buffalo Chip in coming weeks as the Arizona Chicks With Picks concert series gets underway. The idea to showcase the role of women musicians in the Valley and throughout the state came when Rondavous founder Pandy Raye and Help Me Rhonda’s Rhonda Hitchcock got together to see how they could highlight the role of women in music locally. “It will be great to have a venue that showcases all women,” said Hitchcock, who kicked off the all-women’s Tuesday night series a couple of weeks ago. “I can’t wait to see it grow.” A different Arizona female musician will perform at the Chip beginning at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Cave Creek’s own Daisy Mallory took the stage this week before Raye and Rondavous’ Joe Swafford closed out the night with their acoustic performance. Twenty female Arizona singers and players will perform before a March 2 concert that will feature all of the women.

This concert will be held in the Wagon Camp behind the Buffalo Chip. An even larger reunion concert is being planned for the fall. “Someone needed to feature all of this talent,” Raye said about why she is involved with the concert series. “There needs to be a showcase for these women. People need to know they are out there.” Hitchcock is happy to be involved in the series because she sees many talented female musicians and wants to help further their careers. Mikelle Leigh will perform next week on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Susie Hopman will follow on Nov. 27. Laura Sawosko will be the first performer in the series in December when she takes the stage on Dec. 4. Rondavous lead singer Amy Magnussen will perform on Dec. 11. Jeordie will follow on Dec. 18. To learn more about the concert series visit the website azchickswithpicks.com.