AUSTIN (KXAN) - Some of the smallest rock stars performed at South By Southwest, appropriately, at the Tiniest Bar in Texas.
The idea for Tiniest Rockstars began at Best Lil' Big Fest 2012 when the Franklin Music Academy approached Belmez Entertainment about including a group of young musicians in a showcase at SXSW 2013. A partnership was formed with Sing Me a Story Foundation, a non-profit foundation that connects children in hospitals, children's homes, vulnerable youth organizations and hospices with the talents of songwriters to create stories and songs.
This showcase featured young musicians from the Austin community with a philanthropic mission. The young bands performing were selected by the Sing Me a Story Foundation for their work to compose and record their version of a story, written by a child in need. The three selected bands will be invited to perform a full set, including their Sing Me a Story song, at the Tiniest Rockstars in Texas event.
"This showcase encourages and promotes young musicians, and allows them to demonstrate how they've been able to use their creativity to help others," said Council Member Mike Martinez. "Austin is the perfect place for this kind of show as both the Live Music Capitol of the World and as a community that values giving back."
The Tiniest Rockstars in Texas event is kicking off their first year at the Best Lil' Big Fest, which is returning for the third year. There will be a suggested donation at the door, all of which will be donated to The Sing Me A Story Foundation and the organization they select to partner with this event.
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