The Music Moves Mountains Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering music as a means of therapy and recovery, is proud to announce its second benefit concert in Austin to raise awareness and funds for community programs and services. Set for Sunday, November 24th at 7pm at the One2One Bar in Austin, the night will pay tribute to the artists who performed at the 1967 Monterey Pop charity event. Austin luminaries Jesse Sublett, Mike Flanigin, Kevin McKinney, Dan Dyer, Tameca Jones, Why Not Satellite, Oliver Rajamani, Andra Mitrovich and more will take on Monterey artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding, Big Brother & Holding Co., Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, Jefferson Airplane, The Animals and Ravi Shankar. The One2One Bar is located at 1509 S. Lamar Blvd #600 Austin, TX 78704, PH (512) 473-0121. The venue is 21 and over, but for this special evening, those under 21 will be allowed in with a parent; Visit www.one2onebar.com for more information. Donations will be accepted at the door on a "pay what you can" basis; suggested donation is $15 or bring in a new or gently used instrument to donate. A silent auction will take place offering music related items and food will be provided by Austin Land & Cattle.
The MMMF decided to host this benefit as a celebration of all the artists who performed at Monterey Pop after receiving a contribution from the Monterey Int'l Pop Festival Foundation and the Fest's legendary producer Lou Adler (Sam Cooke, Jan & Dean, Mamas & The Papas, Carol King, Johnny Rivers, Monterey Pop Fest, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cheech & Chong, etc.). The contribution was "...on behalf of all the artists who performed at the Festival in 1967 and to further the spirit that brought them together...music and love," which at the time, was the first of its kind, bringing together International and Interracial artists onto the same stage. MMMF hopes to represent that same spirit with the help of Austin's loving music community while raising awareness and funds for music therapy and education.
The Music Moves Mountains Foundation was launched in 2012 in response to the lack of resources in the community to access music therapy and related services - especially for those who suffer mental or physical illness, disability, or are underserved. All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible and will be utilized to offer free or affordable services and programs to those in need of music therapy, education, and community outreach. For more information on the Foundation or the benefit, visit www.musicmovesmountains.org or contact the Director, Julie Frost, at firstname.lastname@example.org .