- Published on Friday, 01 June 2012 18:46
Tomorrow, the 2nd Street District, Whole Planet Foundation, and Comfort The Children International (CTC) present Austin's first philanthropic music festival which features an amazing lineup of artists. Co-headliner Rogue Wave will be playing their first show in 18 months. Led by Zach Rogue, the band's sound ranges from dreamy California pop to more uptempo and danceable tracks on their latest release. The other headliner, Poliça, is led by Channy Leaneagh, who some of you may recognize from Gayngs. Tapped by many critics to be the next breakout indie act, Poliça offers Channy's slow, soft vocals juxtaposed over a mélange of synths and funky bass lines. The stellar lineup is rounded out by Austin bands Alpha Rev, Cowboy & Indian, Atlanta's Ponderosa, and Seryn from Denton.
Best of all, this event is totally free and the proceeds of all sales made on 2nd Street during the festival will be donated to CTC International and Whole Planet Foundation.
For set times and more information on the festival, continue reading after the jump. 2nd Street Soundcheck have created a Spotify playlist for the festival.
1PM Cowboy & Indian
4PM Alpha Rev
6PM Rogue Wave
2ND Street Soundcheck is free and open to the public, and will take place from 1–7PM on 2ND Street between Colorado and San Antonio Streets.
About The 2ND Street District
In the center of downtown, and at the heart of what makes Austin unique, are more than 60 (primarily locally owned) specialty shops, services, and dining destinations. Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool, The 2ND Street District prides itself on being a first-class retail district with a heightened focus on the customer experience. Known for having something for everyone, including community events, it celebrates Austin, its residents, and visitors of the Capital City in style, which is why so many of “those in the know” think of 2ND, first! For more information, please visit http://www.2ndstreetdistrict.com/
About Whole Planet Foundation®
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Whole Planet Foundation is funding micro-lending programs through microfinance institution partners in 51 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S., supporting over one million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $26.5 million and disbursed more than $15.5 million through micro-lending partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at wholeplanetfoundation.org.
About Comfort The Children International
Comfort the Children International is a 501(c)3 non-profit working alongside Kenyan communities to provide resources that create sustainable change. Established in 2003, CTC’s initiatives focus on education, environment, economy, health and community development that directly impact the community as a whole. CTC’s programs are delivered through local relationships, providing the empowerment necessary to make lasting change.