Free w/ RSVP on Do512
The “17th Street Party at the Rail” kicks off at noon on March 15 and lasts all day at the PeopleFund building, next door to the 17th Street MetroRail stop (2921 E. 17th Street). The event will be more than another unofficial SXSW party, however.
PeopleFund and Center61 will be using its venue and resources to:
· Create awareness for local small businesses and nonprofits
· Promote Austin’s social entrepreneurs and nonprofits
· Raise money for PeopleFund’s Junior Entrepreneur Track program, a four-week summer workshop for East Austin high school students
Scattered Trees, So Long Problems, The Whiskey Sisters, Shurman, The South Austin Moonlighters, Quenby and the WOW Band, Mission Dorado, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, and Jeremiah and the Red Eyes (featuring Lauren Austin) will be the live music acts rocking the party all day. The “17th Street Party at the Rail” will also offer free beer from local brewer Live Oak Brewing Co., free margaritas courtesy of Sabor Azul and free appetizers supplied by La Madeline.
Schedule (subject to change)
12:00-12:30-MIssion Dorado (Austin)
12:45-1:15-Quenby and the WOW Band (Austin)
1:30-2:00-So Long Problems (Austin)
2:15-2:45-Thomas Wynn and the Believers (Orlando)
3:00-3:30-Jeremiah & the Red Eyes (featuring Lauren Austin) (LA/Nashville)
3:45-4:15-Whiskey Sisters (Austin)
4:30-5:10-South Austin Moonlighters (Austin)
6:20-7:00-Scattered Trees (Chicago)
Thanks to a generous donation from SnoBall, an online social media-based giving platform, all funds raised will go to PeopleFund’s Junior Entrepreneur Track program. This four-week course is a recent venture of the organization to deepen the roots of economic development by engaging East Austin STEM academy students with a four-week curriculum which teaches them how to build a business model around their scientific educations using technology, financial literacy, business education, and experiential learning.
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If you’d like to get involved with the “17th Street Party at the Rail,” contact Allen Rogers at Allen@PeopleFund.org.