Swan Songs Announces Tickets for 2018 Swan Songs Serenade

Swan Songs Announces Tickets for 2018 Swan Songs Serenade

Austin-based nonprofit Swan Songs announces that tickets for its annual signature fundraiser, the 2018 Swan Songs Serenade, go on sale tomorrow, Sept. 1. The event, taking place Oct. 17, 2018, will be held at The Community Center of Riverbend Centre for the Arts located at 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas 78746,from 6 - 10 p.m. and will feature a seated dinner, a live and silent auction, VIP sponsor reception and a live concert by Austin-based country-soul band and 2018 Austin Music Awards "Best Austin Band" Shinyribs. Individual tickets for the event are $150 each; to purchase tickets and for up-to-date information on the event, please see www.swansongs.org.

Swan Songs has also announced sponsors for this year's Swan Songs Serenade: the presenting sponsor for the event is KUTX, with host Jody Denberg taking the role of master of ceremonies. The full list of sponsors can be found below.

"Bringing the Swan Songs mission to life is a community effort," said Christine Albert, Swan Songs founder and CEO. "The support of our Serenade sponsors is felt year round and we are so grateful for all of them. Special thanks to KUTX, who has gone above and beyond to spread the word and shine a light on Swan Songs - and with Jody Denberg as our Master of Ceremonies we're keeping it all in the family!"

Swan Songs brings comfort, joy, and a respite from illness through music to families during an emotional and difficult time by organizing personalized concerts for individuals who are terminally ill or nearing the end of life. The organization's core program is the fulfillment of musical last wishes. Recipients may request a certain style of music or a specific musician to perform for them and their loved ones in a very intimate concert setting. The concerts are 30-40 minutes in length, are typically unplugged and provide an opportunity for a gathering with a focus on the music instead of the illness. There is no charge to the patient or family for this service. Swan Songs recognizes that the talent and expertise of the participating musicians are an invaluable part of their success and, therefore, musicians are offered an honorarium for their time. In this way, Swan Songs fulfills its secondary mission - to support the health of the Austin area music community.

The diversity of requests is stunning and here in the "Live Music Capital of the World" Swan Songs is fortunate to have access to talented, professional, experienced musicians to fulfill the most specialized request.

"Whether the requested music is classical bassoon, New Orleans jazz, bluegrass or Frank Sinatra, the fulfillment of a musical last wish can inspire great joy at a time when it is desperately needed," said Albert. "We are grateful to Shinyribs and the many individuals and businesses supporting not only this event, but Swan Songs - every day of the year."

Sponsorships are currently available for the Oct. 17 event at the $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 levels. For more information on these opportunities, please contact christine@swansongs.org.

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