MyMusicRx once again invited Austinites to “feel the music and feel better” during the world-renowned SXSW Festival. They responded with a resounding “yes!” turning out for live music events that helped us raise nearly $10,000 to fuel the upcoming launch of MyMusicRx bedside service at St. David’s Children’s Hospital, filling a critical gap in arts and music program services for Central Texas kids and families.
Read on for a full recap of our festival week.
Texas Monthly SXSW Kick Off Party
Texas Monthly got the party started at the YETI flagship store where guests enjoyed live music, cocktails, and a premium raffle benefitting MyMusicRx. Lucky winners took home exclusive prizes from Hotel Saint Cecilia, SXSW, Crosley, Stumptown, Epiphone, YETI, and Sonos. Thank you Texas Monthly for including us!
MyMusicRX + YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids
Our sixth annual MyMusicRx + YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids at the FADER FORT did not disappoint. 400+ Austin kids and their grownups enjoyed breakfast tacos, giant owl mascots, an Art Guitar Craft Zone powered by Epiphone, free hair stylings from Birds Barbershop, and incredible live sets from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucy Dacus, U.S. Girls, Kyle Craft, and Annalise Azadian. Check out all the performances here.
MyMusicRx Concert at Dell Children’s Medical Center
MyMusicRx once again brought some festival fun to the outdoor Healing Garden at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Kids, families, and medical staff enjoyed encore performances from Red Yarn and Annalise Azadian, plus local blues musician, David Messier, and SXSW showcase artist, Yoke Lore.
SXSW Artist SongRxs
Throughout the week we had the honor of filming SXSW Showcase Artists at the Austin Convention Center. Keep an eye on our YouTube page and at MyMusicRx.org for exclusive performances from Hajk, Only Girl, The Money War, 123 Andres, Sunflower Bean, Yoke Lore, Lo Moon, HEX, Welles, The Shacks, Espana Circo Este, In the Valley Below, Gato Preto, Lola Marsh, Kitten, and lovelytheband.
Our thanks to all of the artists and to everyone who turned out to support MyMusicRx. Special thanks to Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Motel, Birds Barbershop, Do512, Do512 Family, Texas Monthly and YETI along with our MyMusicRx Champions at FADER, Cornerstone, Epiphone, SXSW, Sonos, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters for believing #MusicHeals!
To volunteer, donate, or find out your company can get involved with MyMusicRx Austin please visit JoyRx.org/Austin or contact Jenny O’Bryan at JOBryan@JoyRx.org.