Oskar Blues Brewery Austin is proud to host one of Austin's most dynamic music charities, Black Fret, for a new monthly series. Every final Thursday of the month will highlight a mix of 2017 Black Fret-nominated artists and other compelling local acts in a no cover, intimate setting for members and prospective members alike.
Come and listen to incredbile acts, learn about and join Black Fret. Oh, and, drink great craft beer.
Doors: 5pm (we're open at 12pm so the doors are already open!)
Food Truck: TBA
Who is Black Fret?
Black Fret is a 501©3 tax exempt public charity headquartered in Austin, Texas (the “Live Music Capital of the World”) that is built upon a simple principle… that local music, like the symphony or the opera, is worthy of public support. Our Mission is focused on enabling the creation and performance of new music by the exceptional musicians of our amazing city.
Our vision is to build an endowed institution capable of sustaining over a million dollars a year in grants to Austin’s local musicians. To achieve that we’re looking for a limited group of dedicated local music fans to become members by donating $1,500 annually. With a tax deduction that’s likely less than $100 a month. Add a corporate match and membership can cost you as little as $30 a paycheck.
In return our members gain unprecedented access to the finest of Austin’s music. Black Fret delivers a truly premium listening experience to our members featuring some of the finest bands in town in intimate locations with headliners starting at 8pm. You gain access for you and a guest to over 30 intimate performances a year, participate in a year-long process to share, nominate and lobby for the bands you love, and vote to determine the allocation of grant dollars to those artists. Then in December we gather to celebrate the awarding of those grants at our annual Black Ball gala.
Over the next decade we will fund hundreds of bands and thousands of new songs while building a new Austin institution capable of supporting the sustained artistic, cultural and economic growth of Austin and the artists who call our city home. We hope you will join us in building a legacy of beautiful music.
More Info: blackfret.org