Heart of the City

Stellar Austin musicians team up for rocking fundraiser

Stellar Austin musicians team up for rocking fundraiser

Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Charlie Sexton
Charlie Sexton. Photo by Dave Pedley
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Nakia Robert Rankin Graham Williams
Nakia, Robert Rankin, and Graham Williams. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Riders Against the Storm
Riders Against the Storm. Photo by Dave Pedley
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 John Riedie Heather Wagner Reed Jennifer Zavaleta Dean Wolfe
John Riedie, Heather Wagner Reed, Jennifer Zavaleta, and Dean Wolfe. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 The Jones Family Singers
The Jones Family Singers. Photo by Dave Pedley
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Linda Halpern David Halpern
Linda and David Halpern. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Lauren Cervantes Angela Miller Celeste Quesada
Lauren Cervantes, Angela Miller, and Celeste Quesada. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Katie Pierce Gilda Tirado
Katie Pierce and Gilda Tirado. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Micah James Erika Pinktips
Micah James and Erika Pinktips. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Jason Slick Jake Hollomon Maria Roepke Jeff Hayes
Jason Slick, Jake Hollomon, Maria Roepke, and Jeff Hayes. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Hayden Alvey Steve Champion
Hayden Alvey and Steve Champion. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Chad Swiatecki Chaka Dada
Chad Swiatecki and Chaka Dada. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Omar Lozano Jessica Douglas
Omar Lozano and Jessica Douglas. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Cory Ragle Darian Harrison Lucha Ragle
Cory Ragle, Darian Harrison, and Lucha Ragle. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Zach Arnault Stacy Matthews
Zach Arnault and Stacy Matthews. Photo by Sarah Bork
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Mayor Steve Adler
Mayor Steve Adler. Photo by Dave Pedley
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Charlie Sexton
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Nakia Robert Rankin Graham Williams
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Riders Against the Storm
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 John Riedie Heather Wagner Reed Jennifer Zavaleta Dean Wolfe
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 The Jones Family Singers
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Linda Halpern David Halpern
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Lauren Cervantes Angela Miller Celeste Quesada
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Katie Pierce Gilda Tirado
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Micah James Erika Pinktips
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Jason Slick Jake Hollomon Maria Roepke Jeff Hayes
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Hayden Alvey Steve Champion
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Chad Swiatecki Chaka Dada
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Omar Lozano Jessica Douglas
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Cory Ragle Darian Harrison Lucha Ragle
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Zach Arnault Stacy Matthews
Sims Foundation Heart of the City 2016 Mayor Steve Adler

What: Heart of the City

Where: Emo's

The lowdown: Music-loving Austinites gathered for a special storytelling session to benefit the Sims Foundation, the local nonprofit that provides mental health resources for musicians. The event assembled an unprecedented cast of musicians and storytellers for a one-of-a-kind "Moth Radio meets rock show" experience.The lineup included myriad anecdotes and musical performances that reflected on personal journeys, as well as a year that saw the loss of several legends. Mayor Steve Adler was honored with the Heart of the City Award for his support of the Austin music scene. Heart of the City is Sims' largest fundraiser; it raised over $125,000.

Who: Adrian Quesada, Celeste QuesadaAndy Langer, Angela Miller, Carson McHone, Chad Swiatecki, Charlie Sexton, Cory Ragle, Darian Harrison, David Halpern, Dean Wolfe, Erika Pinktips, Gilda Tirado, Graham Williams, Greg Gonzalez, Hayden Alvey, Heather Wagner Reed, Israel Nash, Jake Hollomon, Jason Slick, Jeff Hayes, Jeff Klein, Jennifer Zavaleta, Jessica Douglas, Joe Nick Patoski, John Riedie, John Speice, Kathy Valentine, Katie Pierce, Lamar Sanchez, Lauren Cervantes, Leo Rondeau, Linda Halpern, Louis Black, Lucha Ragle, Margaret Moser, Maria Roepke, Micah James, Michael Ramos, Nakia, Omar Lozano, Pete Astudillo, Redd VolkaertRobert Rankin, Sonia Moore, Stacy Matthews, Stephanie Bergara, Mayor Steve Adler, Steve Champion, and Zach Arnault.