Young recording artist Karlee Roberts will be making a guest appearance on Sunday, September 9th at the Rockland JCC in Rockland. The date marks one year from the debut of her first original single "Call Me Whatever," which promotes anti-bullying awareness.
“It all started with a poem," says Roberts. "I wrote the ‘Call Me Whatever’ poem last year in hopes to promote anti-bullying awareness, particularly name-calling. It won first prize at my middle school! So, I decided to turn it into a song and I've been touring ever since."
Her message is “Can’t you see, we are all the same within?”
Roberts is scheduled to perform with DJ Salerno, the Funktion Dance Crew, and special guest singer-songwriter Marlee Roberts, her older sister. The afternoon will be filled with giveaways, autograph signings as well as an opportunity to meet with Karlee, DJ Salerno, Marlee and the Funktion Dance Crew after the concert. The free event is part of the JCC's 25th Anniversary Open House & Wellness Fair.
The New York City resident has been touring for the past year to spread social acceptance, respect, diversity and tolerance. This summer when given the opportunity to tour with the Camplified 2012 Summer Tour.
"Life will never be the same after Camplified! I met so many incredibly talented artists and grew so much as an artist myself, all while continuing my anti-bullying campaign,” says Roberts.
Campers all over the nation “got their geek on,” sporting Karlee’s two-braided knee-highs-wearing good-girl persona. But the message is much more powerful than putting on a pair of her signature “nerd” glasses. It teaches kids to look beyond general appearances and be proud of who they are no matter what.
In the fall, in honor of the inauguration of her anti-bullying campaign, Roberts will release a remix of “Call Me Whatever” in collaboration with DJ Salerno. She will kickoff her "Whatever" Tour this October during National Bullying Prevention Month in Bloomington, MN followed by guest appearances all over the nation to deliver her message of Let's stop bullying together!