The Austin Music Foundation hosted its Next & Best FUN-raising mixer last Wednesday at 3TEN ACL Live showcasing back-to-back performances by their inaugural Artist Development Program graduates. The event and silent auction featured live performances by Jackie Venson, Magna Carda, Gina Chavez, Jane Ellen Bryant, Migrant Kids, Charlie Faye and The Fayettes and James Junius.
Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and connect the local music industry and community with innovative programs that empower music professionals and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. The innovative organization offers free education specifically tailored to today’s music business climate. With expert panels, consultations, mentoring, and mixers, AMF’s programs provide the necessary tools and opportunities to help the Austin music industry succeed. Since 2002, AMF has helped over 15,000 musicians and music industry professionals and remains committed to ensuring that Austin’s creative class and music industry thrive.
AMF’s Artist Development Program provides musicians with the advanced knowledge and tools they need to navigate the music industry and build their careers. The program consists of panels, workshops, networking event and career consultations. The artists can focus on being artists while AMF handles jump-starting the financial and logistical aspects of pioneering a career in the music industry.
The Next & Best silent auction granted an array of winnings from Yeti coolers to tickets to several local venues such as ACL Live, Emo’s, Stubb’s and Hotel Van Zandt that retail between $300-$500. All event proceeds went towards the Austin Music Foundation and the advancement of its mission. The event provided fans with the opportunity to see several of their favorite local artists and mingle amongst the Next & Best in Austin music.
Check out some of the event highlights below captured by Anie Walsh and listen to The Next Playlist from AMF’s Spotify at the bottom.
Photos by: Anie Walsh @aniewalshphotography