Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised by her parents and also her live-in Grandfather in the small town of Delaware, Erin McDougald was the oldest of two girls. Attending parochial schools from first grade through senior year of high school, Erin was a performer from her first breath of life, it would seem. Committed to dancing from the age of three and up into her twenties, Erin studied and performed countless shows with the Shirley Jennings Academy of Dance for 14 years, before transferring to the Dance Reach company in Powell, Ohio. In her youth, she rode horses, attempted tennis, loved to swim, but always found her interests guiding her back to the performing arts. By the sixth grade, McDougald was taking voice lessons with the popular local songstress Sue Mogan Mattison, where she was introduced to Traditional Folk and Celtic genres, as well as Art Songs and the occasional pop styling, which resulted in numerous "mall studio recordings". By high school, McDougald was referred to Michele Horsefield, an elderly, reputable cabaret singer in Central Ohio.
- Festival Performance Date Saturday, August 31, 2013
- Festival Performance Time 2:00 – 3:00pm
- Festival Performance Location / Address Millennium Park - Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade), 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
- Artist Website flappergirlsings.com