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KOKE FM Presents Rock the Red Kettle Concert to Benefit The Salvation Army of Austin
Headliner Cory Morrow and Guest Speaker John Paul Dejoria Highlight the Event
AUSTIN, TX (November 14, 2014) – Musicians will soon band together to Do the Most Good for the Live Music Capital of the World’s locals in need. KOKE FM announces the first Austin Rock the Red Kettle Concert, a night of feel-good music on November 30, benefiting the local Salvation Army serving the growing number of women and children who are experiencing homelessness in the Austin area. The concert will feature country music artist Cory Morrow, as well as other artists to include Shane Smith, John Baumann, Owen Temple, Carter Beckworth and The Rankin Twins, who will perform in the benefit concert at Midnight Rodeo.
It all started with Morrow, who is passionate about helping others in our community, especially women and children in Salvation Army Area shelters. Once other artists heard about the concert plans, the artist volunteer list started growing. Things didn’t end there though, In addition to the musician star power, the event will include the kickoff of the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraising campaign with Texas Hall of Fame’s Bob Cole as emcee and local icon John Paul DeJoria sharing the moving story of when his support of The Salvation Army first started, as well as Major League Baseball players planning to be onsite to sign autographs!
“KOKE FM is proud to bring this concert to Austin,” says Bob Cole, owner of KOKE FM. “We want to shine a light on the growing number of women and children experiencing homelessness in this community. No one does more to help these women and children than The Salvation Army.”
Top-of-the-bill performer Morrow is Texas born and bred and is a regular on the Texas country music scene. “The Salvation Army helps those who need it most,” Morrow says. “I’m honored to be a part of this 125-year tradition of doing the most good to the most people in the most need right here in Central Texas.”
“We are proud of the heritage and 125 year history of The Salvation Army in Texas,” said Lt. Colonel Henry Gonzalez, The Salvation Army Commander of the Austin Area. “If going to a great concert is good, then going to a great concert and also supporting women and children who are homeless in our community is doing the most good.”
Tickets for this family-friendly evening are $12, and free for kids 12 and under. The family area will be open at 5:00 pm including photos with Santa, face painting and crafts along with music by The Salvation Army band. Cory Morrow and friends take the stage at 6:00 pm. Barbecue plates will be available for purchase. A silent auction will include Major League Baseball and Texas Red Dirt Music memorabilia.
Visit KOKEFM.com or SalvationArmyAUSTIN.org to purchase tickets or to learn more about all programs serving our local community. People who are not able to attend the concert can donate online and find many holiday volunteer opportunities at SalvationArmyAUSTIN.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 125 years in the Austin area. More than 400,000 receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army Austin spends is used to support those services in Travis and Williamson Counties. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyAUSTIN.org. Facebook.com/SalvationArmyAustin, Twitter.com/SalArmyAustin and Instagram.com/SalArmyAustin.
About KOKE FM
KOKE-FM (99.3 and 98.5 FM and AM 1490) is Austin’s Country Alternative and the flagship station of the Austin Radio Network, which includes The Horn 104.9. The Fringe 105.3 and The Word AM 1260. KOKE FM can trace its roots the original KOKE that gave rise to the Outlaw Country movement of the early 70’s with names like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. The current incarnation went on the air July 9, 2012 with long time Austin radio hosts Bob Cole and Eric Raines.