Girl Power Night hosted by Charlottle Flair

Girl Power Night hosted by Charlottle Flair

Battle Ax, Cherry Bomb

Thu · April 18, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10.00 - $150.00

The WWE Superstar herself hosts GIRL POWER night at Lava Cantina, bringing awareness and raising money for a GREAT CAUSE: the Breast Cancer Can Stick It Foundation! We'll also be celebrating the 50th Birthday of the founder of BCCSI and breast cancer survivor, April Samuels!

Meet & Greets for Charlotte along with tickets to this event are ON SALE NOW! A portion of all proceeds and 100% of all Silent and Live Auction proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Can Stick It Foundation!

We have a great lineup feat:

7-7:30pm; Battle Ax

7:45-8:15pm; Cherry Bomb

8:30-10pm; Breast Cancer Can Stick It Band

Also feat. performances from Even It Up [Tribute to Heart], Just Like Pink [Tribute to Pink], Rebel Yell and Tiffany Jean!

General Admission for this show is CHARGED. Reserved seating on our VIP Patio and Balcony is available for purchase; Limited availability. All reserved seating is priced PER SEAT along the railing and tables.

Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair
She may not fly jets or ride limousines, but Charlotte — daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair — may be destined for greatness. A latecomer to the industry her father helped revolutionize, Charlotte has kickstarted her entrance into her father’s profession and made a name for herself in WWE in very short order.
Breast Cancert Can Stick It! Band & Friends
Breast Cancert Can Stick It! Band & Friends
Founded by breast cancer survivor and professional female drummer, April Samuels, Breast Cancer Can Stick It! raises money for the fight against cancer.

Company Overview
During the thick of her battle, drummer and Breast Cancer Survivor April Samuels came up with the slogan "Breast Cancer Can Stick It!" Through the graphic artistry of Tonya Abna Slatt and Troy Thibodeaux, the motto has now become a brand. "Breast Cancer Can Stick It!" can be seen on shirts, water bottles, bags, bass drum heads, and cars across the country as serving the purpose of raising awareness and funds for a cure.
Battle Ax
Battle Ax
Kaitlin Riley (Lead Vocals)
Kaitlin is a professional vocalist and DFW local. She began private voice lessons at the age of seven and has been studying, competing and performing ever since. Throughout middle school, high school and college she participated in choir competing as well as performing. Over time Kaitlin eventually placed three years in a row in the Texas All State Choir, won first place each year during UIL and solo competitions, won talent shows, and was awarded a musical scholarship to TWU'S music program. To say she is talented in an understatement. Her versatile vocal chops make her one of the best lead vocalists in the area, with the power to cover a broad range of songs from female and male fronted bands.

Kaitlin has studied opera, Broadway, classical, contemporary styles and has written her own music as well. Her current musical projects include fronting a top hits party band named Neighborhood Nuisance and now at last...Battle Ax!

Kim Lusk (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Kim's love of music began when she was very young. Early in her childhood around the age of 5, she began playing piano by ear. In the 5th grade she took up alto saxophone and played through Jr. High in the marching & performance band and jazz band ensemble. She always enjoyed different genres of music but always felt a strong connection to rock and heavy metal, especially after attending her first concert, Iron Maiden and listening to Def Leppard. The idea for Battle Ax came to Kim several years ago, and she figured it was time to bring the project to fruition. She called upon the talented ladies who now complete the lineup and together they are ready to rock the stage.

Kim has had the honor of playing bass in several D/FW area bands and is lovingly known as "The Goddess of Thunder". She currently plays bass and nails the Michael Anthony harmonies for The Red Rockers (Sammy Hagar Tribute) and she slays it on bass for Gawdsmak (A Tribute to the Music of Godsmak). Kim has also written and performed music for several original projects. Her experience in music has provided her the privilege of showcasing her talent in major venues all over Texas and Oklahoma. Kim proudly plays Buddy Blaze basses.

Colleen Martindale (Lead Guitar)
Colleen found her first guitar when she was 7 or 8 years old. It was long abandoned, missing a couple strings and hidden behind the vacuum cleaner in a hall closet. It was love at first sight. Colleen plopped down with her dad’s record collection and got to work. At some point, those oddly tuned strings started to match the notes Eric Clapton was playing and the guitar got a few much-needed upgrades. Colleen continued to play guitar and piano by ear for years. Her formal music instruction began on violin, which continued through part of high school, when she joined the guitar ensemble instead. She started formal lessons on guitar and played with a couple of local bands in El Paso. Her guitar teacher used to tease “I’m not asking you to play Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson” so, she set out to do just that, and found her greatest musical influence and the inspiration to pursue a career in music. Colleen went on to study Jazz Guitar Performance at the University of Texas at El Paso, under jazz legend Curt Warren. Meanwhile she taught continuing education guitar classes at UTEP and taught hundreds of private students at two local studios.

Life happened, and Colleen decided to pursue a career in Civil Engineering, and went back to school and set the guitar down for a few years. After moving to Dallas in 2009, she re-kindled her love for playing, and joined Unplugged Radio with 3 all-star Dallas musicians and played a few gigs around town. Colleen is now on board to bring the shred to DFW’s only all-female rock cover band – Battle Ax, alongside long-time friend, and bass-playing Goddess of Thunder, Kim Lusk.

Kelly Mader (Rhythm Guitar)
Kelly started playing guitar at age 17. She later moved from Oklahoma to Dallas for an awesome music scene. During the formative years, she spent most of her time teaching herself as many instruments as possible while songwriting and recording. She is multi-talented and versatile which makes her a great fit for Battle Ax.

Kelly’s live performance instruments have been featured with Liquid Beat (1996-2002), 7 Wrench (2002-2004), Nonetheless (2004-2011) and Tacet (2012-2014) on drums, bass, guitar and vocals. She has won several awards including best tribute singer and D Magazine’s best musical talent. Her current bands include The Deep (original sludge metal) on bass and vocals and Grohl (A Foo Fighters tribute) on guitar and lead vocals.

Michelle Graves (Drums)
Michelle’s love of music started at a very young age and it has always been a huge part of her family. She grew up in a music family and toured every weekend with her mother and 3 sisters every weekend, which inspired her path in music. Her influences include the “Queen’s Of Rock” such as Joan Jett, Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks who taught her that it’s okay to be a chick that rocks! Michelle was very involved her school’s music program as the drumline captain before she transitioned to the drum set.

After high school she spent time in Nashville working in the music business, recording and going to college before moving to Dallas. Michelle also serves on the Board of Directors for Breast Cancer Can Stick It! to curate music events to stick it to cancer and is in artist development at The Sound Foundation.
Cherry Bomb
Cherry Bomb
Cherry Bomb is Texas's premiere tribute to Joan Jett and the Women of Rock.Since January 2015, Cherry Bomb has blazed a rock 'n' roll trail across the Southwest, wowing audiences with their high energy performances, incredible musicianship, and note-perfect Joan Jett song renditions.
Venue Information:
Lava Cantina The Colony
5805 Grandscape Blvd
The Colony, TX, 75056