Girls Rock Camp participants perform at Republic Live. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman.

Since 2007, Girls Rock Austin has empowered young women through musical education and performance using their summer camp. On Wednesday, the nonprofit organization hosts their inaugural Rock-A-Thon at Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River Street).

The celebration of females in rock music, emceed by Laurie Gallardo of KUTX, features performances by Austin acts Charlie Bell and The Applicators. Local food vendors sponsoring the event will provide refreshments, and there will be an opportunity to win Fun Fun Fun Fest passes.

If purchased online, tickets are $15; they increase to $20 at the door. All proceeds go to Girls Rock Austin. The event begins at 7 p.m.