Black Fret Austin: Over $3.5 Million in Impact and Counting
"Black Fret empowers some of the kindest, most skilled and under-valued people on the planet to follow their dreams. As a member, I feel a genuine sense of accomplishment and I’m lifted along for the ride while being connected to new people, experiences, music and a whole lot of love."
When you become a Black Fret Member, not only are you connected to the best music and venues in Austin, but you also become part of the creative community that drives this city. Your voice is amplified with your fellow Patrons of Local Music as you select and celebrate the bands you love, ultimately awarding them grants at our annual Black Fret Ball. In only seven seasons, Black Fret has distributed over $2 Million to our local musicians and $1.5 million to our local music businesses. Our members made that happen. Make music a part of your life by joining Black Fret today.
“We received a $20,000 Black Fret Grant on the same day we received a GRAMMY Nomination. Quite the day indeed! We found ourselves needing to tour a lot, and with a vehicle on its last leg. Because of that grant, we were able to get a new van and hit the road with confidence. Without Black Fret, we wouldn’t have been able to do that. We’ll forever be grateful for their stewardship!”