An intimate evening of song, stories, and art benefits PTSD and domestic violence survivors, at the SWAN Day CT celebration on April 18, 2020.


Held at Hartford’s historic Charter Oak Cultural Center, the event will feature three Connecticut musicians whose survival colors their art, stories from Sarah Speaks Up, and an art gallery of works expressing the stages of recognizing and escaping domestic abuse. It will also include the premiere of the video for “Made of Candy,” by Murderous Chanteuse, which puts a super-heroine twist on escaping abuse.


Musical performances feature three Connecticut alternative rock and pop artists.


• Alternative rocker Patti Rothberg soared to fame with her debut album Between the 1 and the 9, touring with the Wallflowers, Midnight Oil, Garbage, the Black Crowes, and Chris Isaak. She has released eight studio albums, most recently 2019’s Behind Bars.


• Jennifer Hill of Murderous Chanteuse, consistently #1 on Reverbnation’s Connecticut pop charts, has earned numerous regional award nominations for her songwriting, with trenchant, emotionally engaging lyrics grounded in influences ranging from Bjork to Madonna to Pink Floyd.


• Nan Roy is a solo artist whose debut EP, Tiny Tigers, features ethereal experimental pop with biting, introspective lyrics.


Sarah Gallardo, founder of Sarah Speaks Up and winner of the Women of Inspiration award will tell her story and the stories of other survivors. The mission of Sarah Speaks Up is to empower survivors of domestic violence and to advance awareness and prevention.