Barbecue and live music on a Sunday afternoon. What more could you want?!
The folks over at The White Horse, one of East Austin’s newest music venues, are throwing a benefit show to raise funds for a documentary project.
The show is free and will feature eight bands in the realm of indie rock, alt-folk, Americana and honky tonk. There will be $5 barbecue plates, the proceeds of which will benefit the documentarians.
A documentary, tentatively titled The Sun Also Rises, is in the works and it will attempt to chronicle the tragic and uplifting beginnings of the Austin band East Cameron Folkcore.
In 2009, a member of the young Folkcore and the then up-and-coming bluesy alt-rockers Bankrupt and the Borrowers died in a house fire. Jon Pettis was his name, and by all accounts he was the sweetest and most thoughtful dude you were likely to encounter in the Austin music scene. After the tragedy, Folkcore banded together to write and record their debut album, which was inspired by and dedicated to Pettis. The documentary will tell this story.
As for Sunday’s show, the bar will open at noon. Music will start at 1:30 in the afternoon, so get there early. More details on Facebook here.
If you can’t make it to the show but want to support the documentary, you can contribute to the project’s Kickstarter fund here. But hurry; the deadline is two days away.
Here’s the lineup:
1:30 – Jesse Moore & Friends
2:30 – Mockingbird Loyals
3:30 – Bridge Farmers
4:30 – Mike and the Moonpies
5:30 – The Dalles
6:30 – The Couch
7:30 – White Ghost Shivers
9:00 – Bob Hoffnar and the White Horse Orchestra