Thursday, December 31, 2015

Concerts For A Cause 2015 Wrap-Up

DC Bloom at the March 2015 Concerts For A Cause

The 2015 season of Concerts For A Cause began in March and wrapped up in November 2015. The charities served this season included (in alphabetical order):
In addition to raising awareness about all of these charities that are local to Hays County, Texas, Concerts For A Cause raised $11,100.35 for these charities. This was more than 66% more than was raised in our first season (2014).

As a part of our monthly concert Series, there were a number of musicians and bands who donated their time and talents each month. We were blessed to have 30 artists/bands perform over the 13 concerts.

The performers for 2015 included: 

3rd Watch Trio, Brad Dunn Band, Brotherhood of the Girl, Bruce Fallgren, Chasca, D.C. Bloom, Dan Holmes Group, DJ Versus, Drew Kennedy, Floodgage, George Mercado, Jr ( of Broken Arrow), Heather Bishop, Heather Wiley, Lee Baker and Friends, Hill Kountry Killers, Jana Pochop, Jim Raby & The Good Whisky Band, JJ Garrett Band, Lone Star Lynn and Guitar Gary, Lucas Cook, Motion To Revoke, Our Last Daze, Peace Pipe Prophets, Piano w/ Danny & Taxi, Shelley King, Soulshaker, The Converts, The Easy Out, The Keith Kelso Band, The Rankin Twins, and Trashy & The Kid.

We'd like to humbly and sincerely thank all of the supporters of Concerts For A Cause in 2015. These included: Blue Computer Solutions, Central Texas Speedway, Cross Plants and Produce, Cheryl Bruder, Down South Railhouse, Fox's Pizza Den, Keith Kelso, Money & More Pawn, Most Wanted Smokers, Penny Moulder, Pinballz Kingdom, South Folk Eatery (Sean Bautista), Sustain-A-Cycle, Taxi's Piano Bar and the UPS Store in Kyle. Also all of the local/area businesses who donated funds and items to our silent auctions giveaways.

Also, Concerts For A Cause worked on and received our Certificate of Formation and formed our Board of Directors.

CFAC Board of Directors:
President: Sean Claes - email
Vice-President: Carole Coburn - email
Treasurer: Tamara Rinella
Secretary: Jennifer Crosby
Member-At-Large: Hege Phillips

We also held our first Board of Directors meeting where we approved Concerts For A Cause's By-Laws. 

In 2016 we look forward to finalizing our Non-Profit status while embarking on Season 3 of Concerts For A Cause beginning in March 2016. We look forward to promoting Charities who serve our community in 2016. Stay tuned for an announcement in early February detailing charities, dates and venues for next season.


2015 Wrap-Up - Our Shows and performers

March 14, 2015: Concerts For A Cause
Music by D.C. Bloom
Opening act: George Mercado, Jr ( of Broken Arrow)
Photos: link

April 4, 2015:Hope & Love for Kids
Music by Lucas Cook
Opening act: Heather Bishop
Photos: link

May 2, 2015:ECI Homespun
Music by Floodgage
Opening Act: Jana Pochop
Photos: link

June 6, 2015: Flood Relief Concerts - United Way of Hays County
Central Texas Speedway (Kyle)
Down South Railhouse (Kyle)
Pinballz Kingdom (Buda)
Taxi's Piano Bar (San Marcos)
Photos: link

July 11, 2015: PAWS Shelter & Humane Society
@ Down South Railhouse (Kyle, TX)
Music by Brotherhood of the Girl
Opening Act: Heather Wiley, Lee Baker and Friends

August 1, 2015:
Benefit: Hope & Love for Kids School Supply Drive
@ Down South Railhouse (Kyle, TX)
Music by Motion To Revoke, Hill Kountry Killers
Photos: link

September 12, 2015: Benefit: Kids Outdoor Zone
@ Down South Railhouse (Kyle, TX)
Music by Shelley King
Opening Act: Lucas Cook
Facebook event: link

October 3, 2015:Benefit: Hays-Caldwell Women's Center
@ Down South Railhouse (Kyle, TX)
Music by Keith Kelso
Opening Act: Lone Star Lynn and Guitar Gary
Photos: link

October 8, 2015:For The Love of Go!
Music by DJ Versus
@ Central Texas Speedway (Kyle, TX)
Opening night of the Kyle Fair and Music Festival
Facebook event: link
Photos: link (First photos)

November 21, 2015: Benefit: Movember - The Simply Charming Mos of Kyle, Texas
@ Down South Railhouse (Kyle, TX)
Music by Trashy & The Kid
Opening act: The Easy Out
Photos: link

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