Austin music scene Harvey benefits: Reckless Kelly plays ball for relief

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This is an ongoing list of events planned by folks in the Austin music scene to provide Hurricane Harvey relief. We will be updating this list as events pass and as more events are announced.

Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam has moved to fall and this year’s proceeds will go to Harvey relief. Photo by Cassandra Weyandt

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Saturday, Sept. 9: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser at Threadgill’s. Ex-pat Brit-rocker Nic Armstrong and his band, the Thieves, headline a kid-friendly benefit bash to raise money for Harvey relief with 100% of ticket sales going to the Houston Flood Relief Fund. $8 adv. $10. door. 8 p.m. 301 W. Riverside Dr. More info 

Sunday, Sept. 10: Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam at Dell Diamond. The ninth annual music-and-sports event has moved from spring to fall this year, and in a late change in plans, proceeds will go to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Joining Reckless Kelly on the bill this year for the concert, which follows an early-afternoon softball game featuring local music and media luminaries, are Cody Canada & the Departed, Wade Bowen, Midnight River Choir, Randy Rogers, Jamie Lin Wilson, John Evans, Rosie Flores, Jesse Dayton, Jason Eady, Charlie Robison, Mike & the Moonpies, Shinyribs, Bart Crow, Courtney Patton and more. A late add to the bill is alt-country band American Aquarium. $20-$30. Noon (game), 3 p.m. (concert). 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. More info.

Sunday, Sept. 10: Keep Austin Live Hurricane Harvey benefit at Flamingo Cantina. ATX hip-hop stands up for Houston as some of our city’s top talent including Protextor, Tank and Sertified take the stage at Flamingo. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army. $5. 10:30 p.m. 515 E. Sixth St. More info. 


Saturday, Sept. 9: The Mystery Achievement will be collecting monetary donation for two organizations: Austin Pets Alive and The Rebuild Texas Fund at their CD release party at the ABGB. They will also be donating $5 from every CD sold.

Sunday, Sept. 10: Peelander-Z at Barracuda. Opening band Otonana Trio from Tokyo is donating all of the proceeds from this show and the rest of their U.S. tour to Hurricane Harvey relief. “This is a cause very close to their hearts, as they have toured the Southern United States several times and have developed many close friendships over the years. They also have great sympathy for these victims, having experienced the Tsunami in their home country of Japan,” a statement from their publicist said.

Sunday, October 1: Band Aid School of Music, Music Moves Mountains Foundation fund and instrument drive. The two music nonprofits are teaming up to raise money for musicians, music educators, music therapists and other music non-profits affected by Hurricane Harvey. They will be collecting financial donations as well as donations of instruments and gear.  Students from the Band Aid School of Music perform and Austin Land and Cattle Company will provide food. 1 p.m.  2309 Thornton Rd.

Fine Southern Gentlemen has created Houston Strong t-shirts with all proceeds benefiting the Greater Houston Community Foundation for pre-order and on-site printing. Available online here:

Planning a Hurricane Harvey benefit that’s not on this list? Drop us a line.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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