Black Fret Announces “Love Your Music” Free Event at GSD&M’s Backyard for SXSW 2022

Black Fret will be hosting their “Love Your Music” tomorrow Wednesday, March 16 at GSD&M’s beautiful backyard along Shoal Creek. The event is open to the public and you can pre-register here to speed your entry at the event.

Black Fret Event Details

  • DATE: March 16
  • TIME: 12 – 7 p.m.
  • LOCATION: GSD&M’s backyard
  • ADDRESS: 828 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
  • DRINK: Each guest will be issued two drink tickets at the door (courtesy Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Ben E. Keith Beverage Distribution) and endless water from FreeWater, a company launching at SXSW 2022
  • FOOD: Food available for purchase at multiple food trucks
  • ARTISTS: Shaina Shepherd (Black Fret Seattle Grant Recipient), Mélat, Sun June, Sheila, The Tiarras, Blackillac and Annabell Chairlegs and more…

Special thanks to Deloitte for being their title sponsor! And to Ben E. Keith Beverage Distribution, Liaison Creative Marketing, Mad Hippie Cosmetics (bringing their new sunscreens and more), and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for their generous support of this event!

To learn more about Black Fret please visit:

About Black Fret: 

Founded in 2013, Black Fret is a public charity headquartered in Austin whose mission is to empower musicians to create and perform new music. The organization is an innovative evolution of the age-old symphony patronage model that is focused on supporting popular local music. Together, Black Fret’s limited membership will build an endowed institution capable of sustaining more than $1 million dollars a year in grants to Austin’s artists. Annual Black Fret member dues are $1,500, breaking down to about $100 a month after taxes.

Many members have access to a corporate charitable giving match program (such as offered by Dell, Apple and other major employers) that can reduce the monthly cost to less than $50 a month. In return for annual dues, members enjoy a broad range of private events including monthly shows in intimate venues and an incredible annual awards show named The Black Fret Ball.

Grant recipients are selected annually through a yearlong process where members, advisors and prior grant recipients nominate, lobby for, see performances by and finally vote on their favorite artists. Those who wish to become a member of Black Fret in either Austin, Texas or Seattle, Washington can sign up at


Source: SXSW, FreeWater, Tito’s, GSD&M, Ben E. Keith Beverage Distribution, Deloitte, Shaina Shepherd, Mélat, Sun June, Sheila, The Tiarras, Blackillac, Annabell Chairlegs