MMMF / Strummerville benefit concert set for August 22nd at The Continental Club in Austin, TX to raise funds for a special needs music scholarship.
Austin, TX USA – The Music Moves Mountains Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering music as a means of therapy and recovery, is joining forces with Strummerville (Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music) to present a music scholarship for a special needs performing artist or band.
To launch the fundraising efforts, the two charity organizations will host a benefit concert on Friday, August 22nd at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas. The evening will feature Austin luminaries Kevin McKinney & English Teeth, Colin Gilmore, Les Débauchés, Larry Seaman, MaryAnn, and The Painted Redstarts.
There is a suggested tax-deductible donation of $20 (cash or credit) at the door. A silent auction will offer collectable items including an iconic print of Joe Strummer by legendary Rock-n-Roll photographer Bob Gruen. This special evening begins at 9pm, the venue is ages 21+, non-smoking, and is located at 1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704, PH (512) 441-2444.
The Music Moves Mountains Foundation was launched in 2012 in response to the lack of resources in the community for music therapy, music education and related services. MMMF teamed up with Strummerville to raise funds for a non-traditional music scholarship for a special needs artist or group as part of its “All Abilities Rock” program.
Joe Strummer was the leader of The Clash and The Mescaleros, and his passion for music and humanitarian work around the world has been an inspiration to MMMF. Strummerville is a registered not for profit charity that was set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death. Strummerville gives opportunities to aspiring musicians and support to projects that create social mobility through music (Registered Charity #1104165).
As organizations who share similar missions, they are in search of others who want to join in their partnered effort to raise funds for this special scholarship. They are now accepting applications from qualified musicians who would like to be considered for the sponsored scholarship. Applications can be downloaded at www.musicmovesmountains.org.
For more information on The Continental Club, please visit www.continentalclub.com. For Music Moves Mountains Foundation, visit www.musicmovesmountains.org. Strummerville are not involved with the organisation and management of this event.