Girl power alert! The Change to play free Asheville show Oct. 18


Girl power alert!

The all-girl teenage rock/funk band The Change will play a free show beginning at 6 p.m. at New Mountain AVL on Oct. 18.

The show is free for students, and there’s a suggested $5 donation for parents and adults. Doors open at 5:30. The event is presented by Hanger Hall School for Girls in Asheville.

Here’s more about the event from a press release:


Loved by kids and adults alike, the girls have been playing together as a band since age 10. One of the event organizers Michael Weizman said, “We saw them at LEAF and our daughters were transfixed by their unbelievable energy. My wife and I knew immediately that we wanted to find a way to bring them to Asheville to share their inspiring messages with the community at large.”

The Weizman family is partnering with Hanger Hall to bring The Change to Asheville.

Hanger Hall’s Head of School Catherine McClain added, “We’re delighted The Change will be coming to Asheville and sharing their messages of self-worth and self-confidence which align closely with our message to young girls who are growing into capable women: discover who you are and what you have to offer the world, have a healthy and happy sense of identity, and be the best version of yourself that you can be.”

Citing Paloma Faith, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, ZZ Ward, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Bruno Mars as influences, The Change plays both covers and originals. Their high-energy sound is sure to get the audience on their feet and dancing! To secure a ticket or make a donation go here.

About Hanger Hall

Hanger Hall is Asheville’s oldest independent middle school for girls. Offering a rigorous and engaging curriculum, small class size and nurturing faculty, and commitment to community, the school has been educating, inspiring and empowering middle school girls since 1999. For more information about Hanger Hall, visit or call (828) 258-3600.

About The Change

The Change is an all-female funk band from West Virginia. Only in their teens, the band mates have been performing together and touring for years. The name, The Change, reflects the girls’ desire to make a change in their community and the world. Their goal is to make a difference in the world with their music. They seek to unite people, to spread a message of hope, and to encourage others to stand up for what they believe in and follow their dreams. As advocates for Free2Luv, a national organization dedicated to empowering youth to rock their individuality, celebrate equality and spread kindness, The Change travels to schools and communities to spread their powerful message. Learn more at