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6th Annual MyMusicRx® + YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucy Dacus, Kyle Craft, U.S. Girls, and Red Yarn will perform live for Austin kids and families at the 6th annual MyMusicRx + YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids at the FADER FORT’s new location on Thursday March 15.

The YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids is a family friendly, morning concert that benefits MyMusicRx, the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). MyMusicRx bedside and online music medicine programs deliver the healing power of music to hospitalized kids across the country.

Since 2014, YOU WHO! shows have cultivated a devoted following of more than 2,500 influential Austin moms, dads, and kids, treating them to up-close performances from artists like Shakey Graves, Sara Watkins, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, The Zombies, Best Coast, Heartless “Bathtubs”, Tacocat, Aloe Blacc, and Les Claypool. YOU WHO! has raised nearly $80,000 to fuel MyMusicRx programs.

MyMusicRx has served more than 180,000 children along with their families, caregivers, and medical professionals across the country including through a local in-hospital concert partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center. In 2018, MyMusicRx will launch its bedside service at St. David’s Children’s Hospital. To ensure long-term, sustainable program growth, CCA has assembled a local advisory board comprised of community members and executives from leading Austin businesses and firms. Proceeds from ticket sales will support MyMusicRx’s local programs.

YOU WHO sponsors include: FADER, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin Motel, Birds Barbershop, Cornerstone, Do512, Do512 Family, Epiphone, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Sonos, and YETI.

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The Pre PreTeen Years: A Different Kind of Love

My daughter is almost nine years old. N-I-N-E.  She is strong, independent, funny, smart, and caring. She doesn’t need help picking out clothes, brushing her hair, reading books, or really doing much of anything. I’m not sure when it happened, but she even puts on her own band-aids. The love that I knew how to give […]

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Allison Hall

Meet Allison Hall

“Live a Great Story.” That’s our aim. Right?! I hope to connect with you through My Story thus far or through my future blogs, which I’m very honored to start writing for Austin Moms Blog. Here’s My Story opener. I’m a person that doesn’t sit well. After leaving the Dallas burbs after high school, I […]

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My Kid Is Shy — and I’m Not Sorry

Isn’t it crazy how our kids can be spitting images of our former selves and unequivocally themselves all at once? I’m reminded of this fact time and time again when I look at my sweet girl. In so many ways, she’s my mini-me. She loves to put on dance performances and smile for photo shoots, […]

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We Ditched Screen Time (and it’s Awesome!)

As a young kid, I grew up playing Atari video games (Pitfall and Frogger, anyone?) with my brother nonstop. I also spent endless hours in front of the TV watching game shows and reruns of the Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough. My TV/video game usage wasn’t timed or monitored by my parents in any […]

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