Gig Alert: Fort Worth Music Co-Op Outreach Benefit Sunday At Lola's Sixth

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.

"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.

Benefit lineup:
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

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Jesse Hughey
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