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--The power of music can change lives.  Let’s use it to help those in need by giving hope, health, and happiness through the healing art of music.--

  THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT....WITH GUITAR!!!!!!!!
Austin, TX  USA -- The Music Moves Mountains Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering music as a means of therapy and recovery, is joining forces with Strummerville (Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music) to raise funds for a special needs music scholarship as part of MMMF's "All Abilities Rock" program.  To launch the fundraising efforts, a benefit concert in celebration of Joe Strummer and his music will be held on Friday, August 22nd at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.  The evening will feature Austin luminaries The Pocket Fishermen, Kevin McKinney & English Teeth, Colin Gilmore, Les Débauchés, Larry Seaman, MaryAnn, and The Painted Redstarts.  There is a suggested tax-deductible donation of $20 (cash or credit) at the door.  A silent auction will offer collectable items including an iconic print of Joe Strummer by legendary Rock-n-Roll photographer Bob Gruen.  Music kicks off at 9pm, the venue is ages 21+, non-smoking, and is located at 1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704, PH (512) 441-2444 www.continentalclub.com .  Join the event here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1471028146478306/ for updates and to find out more about the participating bands.
 
About Strummerville: Strummerville is a registered not for profit charity that was set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death and gives opportunities to aspiring musicians and support to projects that create social mobility through music (Registered Charity #1104165).  Joe Strummer was the leader of The Clash and The Mescaleros, and his passion for music and humanitarian work around the world has been an inspiration to MMMF.  As organizations who share similar missions, they are in search of others who want to join in their partnered effort to raise funds for this special opportunity.  Any contribution, monetary or an in-kind service or item, will help make this opportunity a wonderful success.
 
About the scholarship:  The special needs music scholarship is designed to offer an alternative to those who have the talent and drive yet may not meet the criteria for a traditional scholarship due to a disability or special need.  We aim to support an artist or band through their development in a more realistic way for them that lends itself to how the music industry works.  MMMF is now accepting applications from qualifying musicians or bands who would like to be considered; Applications can be downloaded at www.musicmovesmountains.org and is open to all ages and abilities nationwide.  MMMF and Strummerville will announce a recipient at the beginning of 2015.

If you are unable to attend the benefit, you can still help by donating here or offer a bid on an auction item listed below.  For inquiries, please contact Julie.frost@musicmovesmountains.org .
Help the world discover the talent and beauty of all abilities with the power of music!
 

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Watch MMMF's Campaign Video
Strummerville (Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music)
Pocket Fishermen
Kevin McKinney & English Teeth
Les Débauchés
Colin Gilmore
MaryAnn
Larry Seaman (Why Not Satellite / Standing Waves)
The Painted Redstarts

Silent auction items: A signed, 11x14 pigment B&W print of Joe Strummer on top of Rockefeller in NYC 1981, taken and donated by legendary photographer Bob Gruen; A hardback First Edition of The Clash by The Clash published by Grand Central Publishing; Original paintings (Lightnin' Hopkins / Music is For All Ages) by Austin musician/artist Tim Kerr; A $25 gift certificate from Austin's independent Waterloo Records; original drawing of Joe Strummer by artist/musician Hudson (face/inspiration behind MMMF).  Click on images for links and info.

Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!

Past major donors and sponsors
List of MMMF's Movers and Shakers
MMMF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering music as a means of therapy, healing, and recovery. 
All contributions are tax-deductible in compliance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
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