Nov. 13, 2012
-- Online musical instrument retailer Austin Bazaar is planning its first annual Fall Fest on Nov. 17 with live music, food, and a chance to raise money and awareness for Kids in a New Groove, a non-profit music mentoring program for youth in the Texas foster care system. The free music festival at Austin Bazaar's flagship store at 2306 W. Howard Lane from 12pm to 5pm will feature music from bands Doves & Sirens, Big Words, J. Wesley Haynes Trio, Moneywell Spunt, and Oh No Oh My. In addition to the festivities, Austin Bazaar plans to spotlight Kids in a New Groove and its unique mission to provide private, weekly music lessons to children in the foster care system. As part of its continued support of the organization, Austin Bazaar will make a special donation of instruments to Kids in a New Groove. This generous gift will help underwrite costs for the charity, where over 350 Texas children have already benefited with increased confidence, college attendance, and self-esteem.
"Austin Bazaar is so excited to be partnering with Kids in a New Groove by donating new instruments to the children in foster care that they serve. We understand how important music can be in the life of a child, which is why we support organizations like KING that are making a real impact in our community. Everyone deserves the gift of music, no matter their background, " said Larissa Williams, Austin Bazaar Web Content Editor. "In donating new instruments, Austin Bazaar is providing the bricks, but KING is building the foundation."
Austin Bazaar is a retailer of musical instruments based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2005, Austin Bazaar is a family-owned and operated business that carries everything from band instruments and ukuleles to guitars, keyboards, and amplifiers. For additional information, visit http://www.facebook.com/austinbazaar
Kids in a New Groove (KING) is a 501c3 Austin based non-profit that provides private music lessons and instruments to children in the Texas foster care system. KING seeks to change the grim statistics on youth aging out of foster care, where many children eventually face homelessness or incarceration due to lack of community resources. As youth in foster care move between placements, a KING teacher moves with each child, providing a consistent and stable mentor. The KING program also helps children build life skills, accountability, goal-setting, and perseverance. Each child is encouraged to perform at concerts and recitals, and is given the chance to earn a musical instrument through dedication and hard work. For more information, visit www.kidsinanewgroove.org