SXSW Cares Big Benefit

SXSW-Cares-BB-Junior-001-001The SXSW Cares Big Benefit is a community-wide fundraiser for the SXSW Cares Fund, a donation program created to help those affected by the tragic events of March 13, 2014 and future possible events.  Donations to the SXSW Cares Fund at the Austin Community Foundation will be disbursed to those most affected through the Victim Services Division of the Austin Police Department with help from SXSW, Mohawk, the American Red Cross and the Austin Community Foundation.

The Big Benefit kicks off the evening of Friday, April 11 and runs days and evenings from April 12 to April 20.  Programming includes live music from Austin’s best local artists and an online auction with items donated by local and national merchants, as well as the opportunity to give back though your everyday purchases at local businesses like Juiceland, Pelon’s, ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, and Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin.

NEW! The SXSW Cares Online Auction is live! To access the Austin-flavored auction – with bicycles, guitars, and gift certificates for everything from DJ classes to tattoos to queso – text SXSWCARES to 52182.  You can also check out the auction online here.  Powered by Auctions by Cellular.

NEW! Limited edition official t-shirts by local artist Michelle Oros are also available starting at $20, with 100% of sales going to the SXSW Cares Fund.   You can get your collectible shirt here.

A full list of events, updated daily, can be found at Do512.  This page is also being updated as event and donation confirmations are received. The SXSW Cares Big Benefit effort is coordinated by SXSW, Transmission Events, the Red River Cultural District, and Austin Music People.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

18 Below and Oh Antonio + His Imaginary Friends, sponsored by Greystar Red River Flats.  The Belmont, $5 cover, 6pm.  All ages. Event link
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SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: Through April 20, enjoy select services (The Best Facial Ever, 80 Minute Hiatus Massage, Acupuncture, Revitalizing Body Wrap) or purchase Aveda, SkinCeuticals or Intelligent Nutrients products, and Hiatus will donate 10% of the total to SXSW Cares

The Painted Redstarts, Lili Blessing, Io Hickman, Peyton Nicole, and The Gregs. Maria’s Taco Express, 6:30pm, all ages. 100% of proceeds will go to the SXSW Cares Fund. 

Open mic for new U18 acoustic performers, followed by sets from 18Below artists Astrae Lucia Coneflower, The Red Tent, Bay Stewart, Ben Root, Conundrum, and Drew Carter. Irie Bean Coffee Bar, outside patio, 6:45pm. All ages.  Donations for SXSW Cares Fund accepted. Event link

Billy Wilson with Will Taylor, Steve Cochran, and Steve Zirkel. Strange Brew Lounge Side, $8. 9pm.  Event link

TEAM* and Hydra Melody w/ Swimming with Bears. Stubb’s Indoors, $10/12. Doors at 9pm.  Event link

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

Thank You, Thank You Very Much – Elvis tribute show, party, and raffle with DJ Andrew MCalla and King Pelvis. Hotel Vegas, $10, doors at 7pm. Event link

 

MONDAY, APRIL 14

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

The Stand Alones, Hired Goons, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Residual Kid, Room 24, and Space Vampire.  Red 7 (inside), $5 per person and donations welcome at the door.  All ages. Doors at 8pm. Event link

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

Love, Austin Big Benefit with Grace London, Canvas People, Featherface, Wiretree, and The Lennings. Private residence; email lovefromatx@gmail.com to request RSVP.  Those who make the guest list will receive an email confirmation with show details.

Authority Zero. Stubb’s Indoors, $12/14.  All ages. Doors at 8pm.  Event link

The Scary Mondelos with Young Costello, Skyacre, Life So Far, Article, and Novadrone. Red 7 (inside). $5 per person and donations welcome at the door. All ages. Doors at 8pm. Event link

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

Pelon’s Tex-Mex Restaurant: 10% of lunch proceeds will be donated to SXSW Cares

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

Pelon’s Tex-Mex Restaurant: 10% of lunch proceeds will be donated to SXSW Cares

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

Eisley w/ special guest Merriment. Emo’s, $15.  All ages. Doors at 8pm. Event link

Austin Hip Hop Cares, with DJ Charlie, DJ Jeska & Richard Henry, Keith Corona, Sertified, Crew 54, Die Slo, Stat 1 w/ Peter Reed & The Backroad Kings, G Clef, and LNS Crew.  Flamingo Cantina, $5 minimum donation. 21+. Doors at 9pm, show starts at 10pm. Event link

Dawn & Hawkes with Ali Holder. Lambert’s, $8. 21+. Doors at 9:30pm.   Event link

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Juiceland: 5% of sales at all 7 locations will be donated to SXSW Cares

Pelon’s Tex-Mex Restaurant: 10% of lunch proceeds will be donated to SXSW Cares

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

Dance It Forward: Evolution Dance Center, the Dance Spot, Alisa’s Dance Academy, MA Dance Project and NotAboutDance are joining forces to host a weekend dance workshop to raise funds for SXSW Cares. The Dance Spot in Round Rock, starting at 5pm. $10 donation per class (cash only).  Classes available for ages 4 to 12+.  Event link

Gumbo Ce Soir, Silas Lowe, and Roger Wallace.  The White Horse, 8pm.  Event link

Austin Music Foundation and Holy Mountain Present GOOD FOLKIN FRIDAY with Possessed by Paul James, Mother Merey and the Black Dirt, The Lonesome Heroes, and Harrison Anderson. Holy Mountain, $8. All ages. Doors at 9pm. Concert recording available from set.fm with proceeds going to SXSW Cares. Event link

Black Pistol Fire w/ Emily Wolfe and No Sinner. Stubb’s Indoors, $12/15. All ages. Doors at 9pm. Event link

Dumpstaphunk. Emo’s, $17. All ages. 9pm. Event link

Foxtrot Uniform with Cody Jasper. Lambert’s, $5. 21+. Doors at 9:30pm. Event link

Shivery Shakes, Big Bill, and the debut show of Templo X (members of Mirror Travel, Gang Sign, Easy Tiger and Mermaid Blonde). Spider House Ballroom, $5 cover, $8 for under 21, free for designated drivers. Doors at 10pm. Concert recording available from set.fm with proceeds going to SXSW Cares. Event link

Women Who Rock Night featuring Alien Knife Fight and The Scarlet Effect. Gypsy Lounge, doors at 10pm. Event link

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 – Record Store Day!

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases  will be donated to SXSW Cares.

Dance It Forward: Evolution Dance Center, the Dance Spot, Alisa’s Dance Academy, MA Dance Project and NotAboutDance are joining forces to host a weekend dance workshop to raise funds for SXSW Cares. The Dance Spot in Round Rock, starting at 9am. $10 donation per class (cash only).  Classes available for ages 4 to 12+.  Event link

RVRB Records Grand Opening, the official storefront for the The Reverberation Appreciation Society (RVRB) label and Austin Psych Fest.  Live acoustic sets from special guests, plus great shopping.  RVRB Records patio stage, 4-8pm. SXSW Cares donations accepted.  Event link

Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers, The return of …Cunto!, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, and The Beaumonts.  The White Horse. Two-step lessons from Two Left Foots start at 6pm, music starts at 7:30pm. Event link

Umphrey’s McGee with Lionize. Stubb’s Outdoors, $22.50/25. All ages. Doors at 6:30pm. Event link

Hikes, Field Dress, and The Lonesome Heroes (outside stage) and DJ Captain Rocktacular, Andrei Matei, and DJ Gatsby spinning inside. Cheer Up Charlie’s, doors at 8pm.

The Sounds w/ Blondfire, Ghost Beach. Emo’s, $18.  All ages. Doors at 8pm. Event link

101X Homegrown Live and Transmission Events Present UME, Megafauna, Black Books, and Young Tongue. The Mohawk (outside), $10. All ages. Doors at 8pm. Event link

The Roosevelts with Christopher Denny. Lambert’s, $10. 21+. Doors at 9:30pm. Event link

The Astronaut Suit and Lance Keltner. Gypsy Lounge, doors at 9:30pm. Event link

Mike Dillion Band. Stubb’s Indoors, $7 or free w/Umphrey’s McGee stub (capacity permitting). All ages. Doors at 10pm. Event link

 

 

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Hiatus Spa + Retreat – Austin: 10% of select services and spa purchases will be donated to SXSW Cares

 

LATE APRIL

ACL Live at the Moody Theatre is donating 100% of its merchandise sales, as well as the venue’s share of band merchandise sales, for the performances by The National on April 21, 22, and 23. Event link

Let’s Band Together – Artist Reception for Federico Archuleta benefiting SXSW Cares. Frank Public Art and the Mohawk host. Collectible SXSW Cares t-shirts will be on hand for sale featuring Federico’s artwork with all proceeds going to those impacted by the March 13th tragedy. Free poster prints of Federico’s installation are available with suggested donation to SXSW Cares. Complimentary Frank bites, Modelo & Santo Azul drink specials and special guest DJ sets. April 23, Frank, 7pm-midnight.

Les Nubians with DJ Shani.  Empire Control Room & Garage, April 25. 8pm, 21+, $15-20.  Event link