Founded in 2013, local music charity Black Fret started with a mission to help local Austin musicians write and perform great music. Now, they have gone on to become much more than that. While still keeping their values aligned with their original goals, Black Fret is right at the heart of the Austin music industry.

Since their founding, they have awarded $280,000 in grant dollars to local artists who in turn wrote 119 songs, recorded 104 tracks, released 46 songs and videos, played 195 US performances, played 23 international shows, and performed 44 community service concerts.

All of that said, it’s easy to see why Austinites are buzzing about Black Fret’s third annual Black Ball, which will be held at The Paramount Theatre on December 10th. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include performances by many of this year’s grant nominees including Golden Dawn Arkestra, Walker Lukens Music, and Leopold and His Fiction. The event will be sponsored by Dell, Inc, Deloitte Consulting, and SunPower Inc.

If you wish to attend Black Ball, you must become a member of the organization. Membership gets you into the Black Ball, in addition to all other Black Fret events throughout the year. Attendees can bring a guest to Black Ball.

To see what Black Fret is all about, you can click on a promotional video below.

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Featured photo: Black Fret Facebook page

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