All about Moms who Rock!
The Austin MAMAPALOOZA festival will feature local Austin artist-moms. This year's May 6 event will benefit the Tandem teen parent support program.
"It's a great opportunity for families to honor their moms, and also recognize contributions by mothers to the creative arts in our community," said event organizer and musician Jan Seides. "And because it will take place the week before Mother's Day, it's a great place to find original gifts."
Event: First Annual Austin Mamapalooza benefit, featuring live music, performance, art and more by local mother-musicians, among them Sarah Hickman and Idgy Vaughn.
When: Sunday, May 6, 2007, 1 - 6 p.m.
Where: Austin Symphony Square, 1101 Red River Street
Cost: Adults $5, kids free: tickets available at door.
What is Mamapalooza?
Background: A family event celebrating mothers in the arts, MAMAPALOOZA will showcase local artists, vendors and performers, including singer-songwriters Sara Hickman and Idgy Vaughn and comedian Spike Gillespie.
Event proceeds will go to the Tandem Teen Prenatal and Parenting Program of People's Community Clinic, which serves the medical, educational, and psychosocial needs of pregnant and parenting teens and works to reduce the risk of subsequent unplanned pregnancies in Central Texas.
Founded in 1998, the Tandem program is provided in collaboration with Any Baby Can, Austin Child Guidance Center, LifeWorks and the University of Texas Center for Social Work Research.
Tandem is generously supported by the St. David's Foundation and the U.S. Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs and is headquartered at People's Community Clinic in Central East Austin at 2909 N. I35 and online at www.austinpcc.org.
Designed to empower women through cooperative performance and merchandising opportunities, MAMAPALOOZA represents an international grass roots movement of musicians, performers, artists, comics, writers, craftspeople and athletes. Throughout the month of May, MAMAPALOOZA events will take place on stages across America, Canada and Australia.
Visit the website at www.mamapalooza.com.
Contact: Jan Seides, 512-627-2115
Event details are available at http://www.janseides.com.