Austin Musicians for Austin Musicians and Centex Red Cross, September 11
Sunday, September 11 · 12:00pm – 10:00pm
The Red Shed Tavern
8504 South Congress Avenue
Never has there been such a coalition of music angels involved in this major Austin benefit! Austin Musicians for Austin Musicians and Centex Red Cross is a benefit concert for the victims of the fires and David Valley, one of the 106 creators of this event says “Many of our fellow musicians and friends have lost their homes and we are going to do everything in our power to help them…Austin style!”
Texas musicians are always the first to come together for horrific tragedies, even though they have lost everything they had themselves. The true tragedy is that these musicians have given so much to Texas music we all love. Now, it’s time to help them with everything we have!
One of the most poigent and brave stories is that of Jessica Shepherd: Jessica and her mom lost thier home in the fire. She’s one of our own and thats what started this crusade. David Valley tells the story. “Jessica is, to me a hero! Some would call her nuts, but I won’t. She ran the roadblock and drove her ’93 escort station wagon into the fire with the cops chasing her because she wanted to save her mom, who was missing for several hours, Jess feared the worst and literally drove in the fire!” That to me is the true Jessica – since when has she been afraid of law enforcement when it comes to standards and family!?
The list of artists performing includes: Shelley King, Carolyn Wonderland, John Pointer, Wendy Colonna, Shawn Madden, Bob Cheevers, Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone, Jessica Shepherd and a lot of other amazing surprise guests! Check out the posts and you may see one!
Yes, the creators total 106 musicians, volunteers and community members who have given their all! Please see the list below and thank these incredible people – brothers and sisters lifting these victims up, developing one of the largest benefits in Texas.The Red Shed has a beautiful and huge back yard, because the attendees are sure to be so many, The Red Shed will be packed!
Kelly Kerbow Hudson, The Red Shed Tavern’s co-owner, Andrew Hudson’s wife, (Meranda Tillmon, Andrew Hudson, owners)and member of this army of angels, says, Red Shed Tavern has plenty of parking in the back lot behind the bar (enter from side street Ralph Ablanedo.) The Red Shed Tavern is located in a renovated hundred-year-old stone cottage that has operated as a bar since prohibition.Kate’s Southern Comfort is the food trailer at The Red Shed Tavern, and they’ll be serving up delicious Cajun and southern-style fare all afternoon and evening. Also, besides our usual full bar inside, we’ll be running a back bar outside for quick service. The outside bar will have $2 Lone Star draft and $3 Fireman’s 4 bottles and will be cash only (inside we take credit cards too of course).
Reknowned artist, Shelley King, says, “For all the drinkers and folks who’d like to have a good deal on drinks so they contribute more to the cause…here are some drink specials for the event on Sunday: $2 Tecate all day and all night, $3 well drinks (excluding happy hour when they’re only $2.50) and $2 Lone Star, High Life, and PBR! This is a 21 and over venue so, sorry, no teenagers allowed!”
Everybody remember to bring a folding chair or blanket. Also No coolers, no bringing in drinks of any kind, sorry TABC rules for this event. There will be a trailer that sells awesome food on the side of the building that you can bring in.
Rachel O’Neil, one of the hierarcy of angels, explains about the victims. “A list of beneficiaries is designated that, as of now, includes: Jessica Shepherd, Dallas Wayne, Michael Longoria, Byron Smith, Javier Chaparro, Robert Craft, Michael Austin, Jonas & Jen, Curtis Farley, Elliot Jones and the list has grown since then.The musicians that are on the list will recieve money at 10pm. if they aren’t, there we will get it to them the next day. With all the donations, we expect they can pick out what they need. We still need whatever you can give, and we all thank you from our hearts to help everyone who has been greatly affected by these wildfires.
Rachel continues, “We need volunteers to help with donations and a lot of other important stuff!
Please, please help! Our community needs us now, more than ever!”
Donations are $15 at the door and 100% will be donated to the list of effected musicians, with the rest going to CENTEX (Central Texas) Red Cross. Non-perishable goods are also accepted.
These are the 106 army of angels who have developed the event and have brought help to their brothers and sisters in song. Even those who have lost everything, still have the passion to perform at the Austin Musicians for Austin Musicians and Centex Red Cross. That’s why our pride in our Texas musicians runs so deep…they are so loved for their God-given gift back to you in song. A quote by a wise man says it all.
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. – Henry David Thoreau
Let the music continue… donate and attend Austin Musicians for Austin Musicians and Centex Red Cross on September 11
For more information, contact: Rachael O’Niel at 512-787-3775
David Valley at[email protected]
A list of most of the angels of Austin Musicians benefit:
David Valley, Priscilla Promises, Lisa Marshall, Marie Cloutier, Julie Morgan Hooper, Stevie Bear, Derby Delaney, Jane Haycraft, Kim Payne, Neff Dettle, Kristi Rae, Dana McBride, Luiz Coutinho, Mandy Woodmansee, Sandy L. Stevens, Jamie Hlebak, Nancy Thomas Peables, Pepper Roberts, Kent Berry, Britni Jade Smith, Julie Nolen, Carolyn Coke Reed Devany, Kärt Klein, Travis Gendreau, Laura Smith, Charles Devany, Chuck Lamb, Steve Creasy, John Nelson, Los Sangre, Laura Votaw, Jenni Wieland, Rene Harmon-Higdon, Jennifer Stanaland, David Madewell, Charlie Gallagher, Ingrid Chinn Ellerbee, Jane Elizabeth Classen, Edward Flores, Robert Wyatt, Kevin J Cheney, Kelly Kerbow Hudson, Amanda Garcia, Tom Collier, Cole Noppenberg, Nova Lennon, Lisa Franco, John Wilson, Adam Smith, Christie White, Damiana Gonzalez Villa, Jonathan Knox, Pam Stokes-Bechtol, Liz Galvin, Dianne Preston Johnston, John Zuniga, John Dunnam, Jude Ranson, Jan Bates, Sheila Wikoff Mayfield, Angie Walker, Kris Jurek, Kimberly Krohn, Lucy Frost, Tiernie Bauer, David D. Stewart, Shawn Madden, Misty L. White, Kellee Shughrue Kietzer, carolyn wonderland, Eileen Llorente, Kil Ler, Tanya Martin, Kathryn Rosenbluth, Jorge A. de Armas, Diane Crosby, Annie Prettyman, Mark Leshner, Candace Gosch, Stacie Woodall, Denise Soderlind, Lisa Taylor, Kevin Higgins, Jim Wyly, Jessica MacKay, Eric Leikam, Timothy Charles Curry, Jennifer Gricar, Sadie Young, M. Edmund Howse, Tracy Stewart, Sharon Kay Berger, Sherri Croissant, Roberto Balderrama, Mary Torczon, Kennetha Melton, Mark Allan Atwood, Rozanne Lachowsky, Michelle Amaranth, Candyce Owens, John Pointer, Shelley King, Wendy Lorraine, Nanc Scholl, Rachael O’neil, Jessica Shepherd
CENTRAL TEXAS RED CROSS
American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723
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