Thanks to all who joined us at the Ball Saturday night! Over $200,000 was awarded to 20 Austin bands.

Sonic Guild (formerly Black Fret), a 501(c)3 public charity is pleased to announce over $200,000 in grants was awarded at the 2023 Sonic Guild Ball. In its tenth year of supporting the Austin music scene, Sonic Guild has awarded grants and payments to local musicians, venues and music businesses totalling over $6.3M. Twenty Austin artists received grants at the 10th annual Sonic Guild Ball Saturday, December 2nd at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Sonic Guild is based on the belief that our local music is art, worthy of the support of our community, just as traditional art forms such as the ballet, opera and symphony have been supported for generations. 

The 2023 Sonic Guild Grant Artists include: Anastasia Hera & The Heroes, Andrea Magee, Betty Soo, Big Bill, Chief Cleopatra, Como Las Movies, Courtney Santana, Die Spitz, Flora & Fawna, Giulia Millanta, Good Looks, Jane Leo, Luna Luna, Rattlesnake Milk, Ruthie Craft, Sabrina Ellis, San Gabriel, The Stacks, THEBROSFRESH, and We Don’t Ride Llamas.

Sonic Guild would like to thank our 2023 National and Austin Chapter sponsors: Deloitte, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Ben E. Keith Beverage Distribution,The Moody Family Foundation, Hopdoddy, Liaison Marketing, Notley, Mad Hippie Cosmetics, Koncept Garage, The Kindness Campaign, Lionheart, and many others who have helped make the Ball and our 2023 season possible.

Seventeen of the twenty grant recipients will performed at the Sonic Guild Ball. A singular musical experience, each act will performed 1-2 songs each before receiving their grant. Often described as a “live mix tape”, this event celebrated the full spectrum and diversity of the Austin music scene.

Interested in supporting the music that makes all of our lives better? Then please join us, make a donation (or text LOVEYOURMUSIC to 44321) or volunteer today! Have questions? Please contact us!

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