Philanthropist and Attorney Thomas J. Henry’s launched the new art and music experience “Austin Elevates,” in Austin, Texas. The two-day event was free to the public and benefited local nonprofit organizations SAFE Alliance, Superhero Kids and St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.
To kick-off the two-day event, contemporary street artist Alec Monopoly, publicly unveiled a new mural dedicated to the Lone Star State on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Parlor and Yard (601 W 6th St, 78701). Monopoly’s work has received international recognition by leading luxury brands, art galleries and celebrities. The mural unveiling was followed by an exclusive invitation-only afterparty at Summit Rooftop Lounge (120 W 5th St, 78701) with a special performance by ‘G-Eazy.’
On day two of “Austin Elevates” there was a special benefit concert at the Austin360 Amphitheatre (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, 78617) and featured live performances by recording artists Kygo, Daddy Yankee, DaBaby and 88Glam. All donated proceeds from the event supported the participating nonprofit organizations.
Notable guests included: Thomas J. Henry, Alec Monopoly, Kygo, Daddy Yankee, DaBaby, 88Glam, DJ Quiz, Jennie Garth, Ashlee Simpson Ross, Evan Ross, Khloe Terea, Edwina Carla Isaacs, Jameill Showers, Shawn Onyechi, Erika Gray, Elaine Thi, Meghan Gilbert, Jarrod Richardson, Kinsey Sue, Chase Crawford, Alvin Jones, Pierre Gasly, Hélio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Will Owen, Alexa Dellanos, Evelin Crossland, and Jenna Jenovich.
“I am completely taken aback and honored by the positive reaction we’ve received from the community for ‘Austin Elevates,’” said Attorney Thomas J. Henry. “It was my mission to not only bring a unique event tailored to this amazing city but to raise awareness and funds for the local nonprofits making a difference in the lives of so many every day.”
About Thomas J. Henry Law Firm
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the country. The firm currently houses more than 175 attorneys and 350 supporting staff in six office locations across Texas in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin and Houston. For more information about Thomas J. Henry’s Personal Injury Law Firm, visit:thomasjhenrylaw.com.
G-Eazy is a rapper and producer from Oakland, California. His first major-label album, These Things Happen, topped the US Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B as well as Top Rap Albums charts, earning him the number 3 spot on the US Billboard 200. His second studio album, When It’s Dark Out, featuring the single “Me, Myself & I” followed suit, securing the top 10 spot on US BillboardHot 100. His chart-topping success continued with his third album, The Beautiful & Damned, featuring ”No Limit” which also reached the number 4 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2017. G-Eazy’s next album, These Things Happen Too, is expected to be released later this year.
About Alec Monopoly
“Alec Monopoly” is the alias of an unidentified graffiti artist, originally from New York City. The artist has worked in the urban environments of New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Europe and throughout Asia using varied materials (including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes and newspapers) to subversively depict various iconic pop culture characters. Alec and his work has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, London Times, New York Post, Rolling Stone, Playboy Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Vibe, The Huffington Post, Complex Magazine, Juxtapoz and The Dirt Floor in addition to a myriad of art + lifestyle blogs.
KYGO is a world-renowned producer, songwriter, DJ and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in unprecedented time. Most recently, he celebrated his sales achievements with a plaque at his sold-out headlining show at Barclay’s Center on his “Kids In Love” Tour. The musical prodigy and producer/DJ has amassed over 13 billion combined audio and video streams worldwide.
About Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee is indisputably one of the modern era’s major musical influences with more than 20 million albums sold and over 70 million loyal followers throughout his digital networks. Named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics” globally by CNN, People and Time Magazine, the “Big Boss” has enjoyed a successful career that has spanned almost two decades and has taken him from his native island of Puerto Rico as far as Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
About SAFE Alliance
SAFE is a Central Texas nonprofit committed to providing safety, stability, and healing to anyone who has experienced violence and abuse. Locally, we provide housing, support services, and prevention programs to stop the cycle of violence. Globally, we engage in conversations that shape a culture free from violence and abuse.
About SuperHero Kids
Superhero Kids was founded in December 2009 to specifically address quality of life issues for children and their families battling cancer and blood disorders at the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center of Central Texas.
About St. David’s Foundation Community Fund
St. David’s Foundation Community Fund delivers the benefits of good health wherever and however they are needed, across the entire spectrum of health-related issues facing five-county areas in Central Texas (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties). St David’s makes grants to innovative organizations ready to solve problems and bring good health into reach for all our neighbors.
Earlier in the day, Thomas J. Henry invited special guests to an exclusive look and test drives of Ferrari, Lamborghini, of Porsche at the Circuit of the Americas, home to Formula 1, MotoGP, INDYCAR, Austin360 Amphitheater, COTA Karting, and Austin Bold FC in Austin, TX. Professional drivers Simon Pagenaud, Hélio Castroneves, Pierre Gasly, and Will Owen were on hand to give the test drives around the historic racetrack.
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