Black Fret will be hosting its inaugural Black Ball gala with special live performances to announce their 2014 grant recipients and award $100,000 to Austin's best musicians.
Black Fret is an Austin nonprofit built upon the simple principle that popular local music is worthy of community support. The charity organization gathers "Patrons of Local Music," each of whom make a $1,500 annual contribution to help create an annual pool of $2,000,000 that funds grants, performances and more.
This year's nominees for Black Fret’s first ten $10,000 grants are Amy Cook, Danny Malone, Dawn and Hawkes, East Cameron Folkcore, Elias Haslanger and Church on Monday, Elizabeth McQueen, Emily Bell, Erin Ivey, Gina Chavez, Graham Wilkinson, Jitterbug Vipers, Jonny Gray, Lincoln Durham, Little Radar, Mother Falcon, Quiet Company, The Rocketboys, The Whiskey Sisters, Wild Child and Zeale.
The Black Ball is a member-only event. Those who wish to attend may become a members of Black Fret here. All Black Fret memberships provide entry for the member and a guest to all upcoming Black Fret events.