There is no question that the great state of Texas has always been a champion when it comes to taking care of our own. And this week is no exception.
The capital city has jumped into action this week as we’ve watched the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hit our southern neighbors. From donating welcome kits (courtesy of Mayor Adler) to 15 other ways Austinites can help relief efforts, our city is doing some serious good out there, y’all. But let’s not stop there.
Here are 16 upcoming benefits (courtesy of Austin Monthly) that will directly impact those still in need in the wake of Harvey. Please feel free to share this important news with friends and family – and get out to enjoy some great food and festivities to support our neighbors this month.
Head to the Red River District for a concert benefiting the victims of the hurricane featuring Black Joe Lewis, The Octopus Project, Robert Ellis, Walker Lukens, The Deer, Otis the Destroyer, Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit, and The Watters. All proceeds from the $20 tickets will go towards the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
This hip East Side bar will donate 100 percent of it profits this day to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
A Hot Dogs 4 Hurricane Harvey party will raise funds for relief efforts through raffle prizes, hot dog and speciality cocktail sales, and DJ tips.
Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling
The four-day Labor Day Weekend party out in Dripping Springs will benefit the Central Texas Food Bank, SPCA of Texas, and the Texas Diaper Bank’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. Non-perishable donations will also be collected on site.
New kolache/craft beer shop Batch is hosting a fundraiser featuring music, kolaches, beer from Hops and Grain and Ballast Point, and coffee from Greater Goods.
Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden
This Rainey Street eatery’s monthly Smoke Out Saturday will benefit the Red Cross.
Austin Chamber Music
The Miró Quartet, Austin Classical Guitar, and singers from Conspirare are joining forces with Austin Chamber Music for a free Hope After Harvey concert at St. John’s United Methodist Church. There will also be a drop-off center for donated goods, and 100 percent of donated cash will go to the Austin Disaster Relief Network.
The brewery is donating all profits from its Labor Day party to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Enjoy beer, eats from Garbo's Lobster Truck, and photobooth with a cutout of P. Diddy.
The bar will collect non-perishable goods, hold a raffle, and donate sales from its $3 tacos, $3 Friends and Allies beers, and $1 from $2 Lone Stars.
LeRoy and Lewis
The barbecue trailer will donate proceeds from its Labor Day Texas Highways Smokeout party with Houston’s Feges BBQ to the Red Cross.
The historical theater is bringing comedians Ron White, Iliza Shlesinger, and Chris D'Elia together for a show where 100 percent of the proceeds, including ticket, concessions, and merchandise sales, will go to the American Red Cross.
From the people behind Austin Fashion Week, all ticket sales to this benefit will directly go to Houston Texans’ player J.J. Watt’s relief fund. Participating designers include Daniel Esquivel, Ross Bennett, Samantha Plasencia, This is Sloane, and Kyra.
Hops and Grain
This East Austin brewery is teaming up with Micklethwait Craft Meats for a barbecue and beer party where all of the proceeds will be donated toward hurricane relief.
Texas Tiki Week
This annual event is dedicating its kick-off party at Roosevelt Room to the Hurricane Relief – Bartender’s Emergency Assistance Program.
This citywide bake sale fundraiser will sell delicious treats at Crema Bakery and Cafe, Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, Springdale Farm, and the Kitchen House with proceeds benefiting Americares.
This far-South watering hole is hosting a benefit with live music and food. They’re also accepting canned goods and bottle water donations at the door.