Preview of Bowen MusicFest + an Auction for a Good Cause

by Daniel Ramirez on June 1, 2018

Wade Bowen, a native of Central Texas, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his musical gathering, known as Bowen MusicFest, this coming weekend at McLane Stadium in Waco, TX. Like other music festivals, the lineup...

Star-Studded Gala: Mack, Jack and McConaughey Returns to Austin for 6th Year

by Britni Rachal on April 17, 2018

Matthew McConaughey playing on a bongo with the Dixie Chicks and Jack Ingram singing Miranda Lambert’s popular “Tinman” song. Those are two things you’d have seen if you made it out to this year’s Mack,...

Black Fret Looks Beyond $1,000,000 in Grants with 2018 Nominees

by Bebe Brown on April 4, 2018

With over $1,000,000 in grants and payments to Austin musicians in just four years, local nonprofit Black Fret announced its fifth class of nominees during SXSW. The 2018 Black Fret nominees include A Giant Dog,...

King Cake Pancakes: Celebrate International Pancake Day and Fat Tuesday while Giving Back to the Community

by Britni Rachal on February 11, 2018

Fluffy, sweet, chocolatey, savory, fruity and even sweet veggie tastes. That’s the best way to describe the variety of special pancakes that Snooze, an A.M. Eatery will offer for one day only on Tuesday, February 13....

Five Minutes With Jim Eno | On Spoon, Black Fret & Supporting Musicians

by Deborah Hamilton-Lynne on December 8, 2017

The biggest obstacle to making music my career was the financial uncertainty of the music business. You may know Jim Eno as the drummer for Austin's favorite Indie Rock band, Spoon.  While the band has...

Team Kristin Fund The Cure & Save Lives | November 17, Lost Creek Country Club, Austin

by Kate Ferris on October 24, 2017

If you were given the opportunity to help save 10 lives, would you do it? With the Peabody Fund’s Cancer Vaccine Project, you can. Launched by Kristin Peabody on August 17, the groundbreaking trial is...

And the Winner is … American Gateways! Nonprofit support group offers a night honoring the real stars.

by Nancy Miller Barton on October 18, 2017

It was the hug that came at the end of an award acceptance speech that may have said more about the event itself than any of the speeches combined. Juan Belman, a young man in...

Cleaning Up (Lake Travis) For a Cause

by Hannah Hepfer on September 28, 2017

Divers were among the many volunteers at the 23rd annual Lake Travis cleanup. Photo courtesy JohnGutierrezPhotography.com Over 800 volunteers gathered at Lake Travis on Sept 17 to remove 4,000 pounds of trash from the beloved Austin...