March 1, 2023

Antone’s, Austin

Africa Rocks Austin

After three long years … the wait is over! The African Children’s Choir will be on stage LIVE at Africa Rocks Austin 2023! We’re back at iconic Antone’s on 5th street, and we can’t wait to see you again for a night of incredible music, food, joy and a lot of fun.

Attire: Texas Chic

Featured Guests
Our Host: Adrianne Palicki

We are excited to welcome Adrianne Palicki as our event host this year. You may have seen her in Friday Night Lights, Agents of Shield, or most recently, on Hulu’s The Orville.

The African Children’s Choir

Three years ago, Choir 51 landed in the Unites States excited for their tour in 2020. Two weeks later, the world shut down and they sheltered at our US base for five months before returning to Uganda. They are thrilled to finally get the tour and will be headlining Africa Rocks Austin.

The Ambassadors
About The Cause

Music for Life and the African Children’s Choir were founded in 1984. We have educated more than 53,000 children across Africa. All proceeds from the Africa Rocks Austin Gala will benefit Music for Life in our education and relief and development programs in East Africa. Music for Life educates the choir children through university or technical training. Focusing on a wholistic approach in education, that includes mentorship and life skills. This has been a proven model for nearly 40 years with a powerful ripple effect, impacting the lives of families and entire communities. Music for Life has been able to raise children out of poverty who now, in turn, help the next generation.

SRO For One - $125

8pm admission. Standing room only, open bar, performance from The African Children’s Choir.

High Top Table Of Four - $650

7:30pm admission. High top table seating, dinner by Verdes, open bar, performance from The African Children’s Choir.

VIP Table Of Four - $950

6:30pm admission. VIP cocktail hour, Dinner by Verdes, open bar, performance from The African Children’s Choir. Priority seating for the event.

All tickets & tables include open bar and evening entertainment.

Previous Guests

In years past, our special guests have included:

Connie Britton

Currently on the HBO show White Lotus, Nashville, Friday Night Lights

Carla Gugino

Jett, San Andreas, Roadies

Kyle Chandler

Friday Night Lights, Bloodline, Manchester by the Sea

Marcus Luttrell

Whose life is portrayed in the movie, Lone Survivor

Our Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor:
Howard and Linda McCollum
The Kennedy Family


6:30 – 7:30pm
VIP cocktail hour for table buyers and sponsors, open bar & table service, dinner by Verdes and show.

Doors open for high-top table purchasers, dinner by Verdes, open bar and show.

Doors open for individual ticket purchasers, open bar and show.

Austin Committee

Julia Barnett Tracy
Michelle Kangas
Jamee Kennedy
Mary Beth Minnis
Joye Qualls
Susan Thomson

More Information

For questions, additional information or sponsorship inquiries, please reach out to Julia Tracy.