An Austin Salute 2 Prince raises $15,000 for local music charities

Austin salute 2 Prince at Antone’s on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Austin salute 2 Prince at Antone’s on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Erika Rich for American-Statesman 

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At an event for local music patronage organization Black Fret this weekend, blues rocker Nakia presented checks totaling $15,000 to the Clifford Antone Foundation and the SIMS Foundation, two Austin music nonprofits that were beneficiaries of a Prince tribute concert at Antone’s earlier this month.

The two-night benefit was anchored by Grupo Fantasma, the cumbia/funk powerhouse who served as Prince’s backing band for a period of a few years, starting in 2007 and it was loaded with unforgettable moments.


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