If you need to get into festival shape--so that you don't have any trouble remaining on your feet all day during NX35 and SXSW next month--Sunday's show at Lola's Sixth will be a great training session.
Beginning at 1 p.m. with Ginny Mac and closing with Whiskey Folk Ramblers' midnight set, the all-day affair is studded with some great Fort Worth acts including Eaton Lake Tonics' Tony Ferraro and Ryan Thomas Becker, Oso Closo, The Cut*Off, Chatterton and more.
The show is a benefit and guitar drive for the Fort Worth Music Co-Op, which offers free after-school guitar lessons to financially disadvantaged children in Fort Worth ISD schools, many of which have cut guitar classes because of budget cuts.
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"We're asking people to give up on their dreams," jokes Eric Griffey, a Co-Op teacher (and Fort Worth Weekly writer and member of Rivercrest Yacht Club). "Give a kid a chance to learn guitar. You're never going to learn to play that guitar, so give it to a kid who can't afford one."
The program currently has 14 teachers and seven students, with a couple more to start next week and another 20 to begin lessons in mid-March. Currently, teachers only offer acoustic-guitar lessons, but Griffey hopes to expand to include lessons in other instruments. So far, donors, including Kona guitars, have given a dozen acoustic guitars to the program. And dedicated students actually get to keep the instruments.
A $6 donation or donation of a guitar will get you in the door. All money collected goes toward purchasing instruments at price from participating music stores. Full lineup is after the jump.
1 p.m. -- Ginny Mac
2 p.m. -- Tony Ferraro and Ryan Thomas Becker
3 p.m. -- The Dan Family
4 p.m. -- Titan Moon
5 p.m. -- Rivercrest Yacht Club
6 p.m. -- Sally Majestic
7 p.m. -- Stella Rose
8 p.m. -- Oso Closo
9 p.m. -- the cut*off
10 p.m. -- Chatterton
11 p.m. -- Josh Weathers & the True+Endeavors
Midnight: Whiskey Folk Ramblers