Largest Concert Series in Texas to Benefit Harvey Victims
Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane on August 25 as the worst storm to hit the U.S. in over 12 years. The storm set an historical rainfall record for the entire continental United States, dumping over 49 inches on the region, and causing unprecedented levels of damage and destruction along the entire Texas Gulf Coast, and as far inland as College Station. As we watched the tragic events unfold, some of us immediately ran into danger with boots on the ground. Those of us in the Texas/Red Dirt music community began devising ways we could help, which birthed a string of concerts with the goal to raise as much money as possible for those in need.
Texas Music Flood is just that – a flood of relief concerts from Lubbock to the Rio Grande Valley to provide aid for those who have lost everything. It is a collaborative effort among venues, artists, promoters, radio stations and media to maximize our impact, resources and contributions to devastated Texas communities.
We are seeking venues, artists, regional sponsors and volunteers to help us create the largest concert series ever held in the state of Texas on Sunday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
We are asking:
- All venues with currently scheduled artists to repurpose events to a Texas Music Flood event;
- Artists to consider donating their most valuable asset of time and talent;
- Sponsors to spread their generosity by supporting regional events; and
- Volunteers without whom none of this is possible.
Dozens of venues and artists from Denton to Midland have already committed their support to Texas Music Flood, with more added each day. Up-to-date information for events in your area will be available through TexasMusicFlood.org and @texasmusicflood on Facebook.
All funds raised from our efforts will go directly to the Rebuild Texas Fund. To donate text RebuildTx to 91999 or visit http://RebuildTx.org