Eastside Kings Fundraiser: Free fun for a good cause

Eastside Kings Festival is a blues festival here in Austin with 30 artists performing at nine different venues all across the city. The event serves to celebrate and recognize several artist who have produced quality music for years.

The Festival has been held every year since its debut in 2013. The Eastside Kings Fundraiser serves to raise money for the Eastside Kings Festival, this year to be held on Sept. 11. The festival, in turn, raises money for the Eastside Kings Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves to protect, celebrate, and preserve “African American Blues, Jazz and Gospel” in Austin.

Fender Stratocaster signed by Jimmie Vaughan is the prize at the Moontower Saloon's $2 fundraiser raffle.
A Fender Stratocaster signed by Jimmie Vaughan is the prize at the Moontower Saloon’s $2 fundraiser raffle.

The fundraiser event will be held June 25th at the Moontower Saloon. There will be free entry, but the location is a 21+ venue. Moontower Saloon will be hosting a $2 raffle for a chance to win a beautiful Fender Stratocaster signed by Jimmy Vaughn, Austinite Blues legend and older brother of Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Here’s the official schedule, pulled from the  Eastside King’s Facebook page.Shows will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The line up is as follows:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hot Attacks
2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Jai Malano
3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. EJ Mathews
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Andrea Dawson
6:20 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Soul Supporters
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastside Kings with
Bobby Gilmore, Soul Man Sam, Birdlegg
Orange Jefferson, Jabo, Mac MacItosh

So far, the event’s sponsors are Tom’s Tabooley, Patron Tequila, Austin’s Pizza, Moontower Saloon, Antone’s Records, Dialtone Records, Living Blues, ABS Magazine, Austin Vintage Guitars, Paul Mitchell, ROK Mobile, New West Records, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin, Ruby’s BBQ, and Conan’s Pizza.

(Feature photo and guitar photo courtesy of the Eastside Kings Festival Facebook.)