The greater Houston area has been devastated by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. White Oak Music Hall, Pegstar Concerts, and non profit Friends of Little White Oak Bayou, have all teamed up to raise relief funds to support those in the live/recorded music community affected by this tragedy. We’ve had many in the music community step forward to help with this effort, including Diplo, Sylvan Esso, Twin Shadow, Portugal. The Man, Paul Wall, and more. We hope these efforts will inspire you to participate in your own way, whether big or small. Our goal is to raise $50,000 from the music and live concert community as part of this effort.
Click below to donate funds, or nominate yourself or a friend to receive aid!
We know you have many options on where to donate relief funds. Transparency of our fund is paramount, and we want you to know how your funds will be used.
- First, all funds will be collected and given to 501(c)(3) non-profit Friends of Little White Oak Bayou (federal tax ID: 81-3792887), an organization created to benefit the Northside neighborhood of Houston where White Oak Music Hall is located. Through its 501(c)(3) status, your donation will be fully tax deductible, and if you require a receipt for tax purposes, we are happy to provide one.
- A minimum of 97 cents out of every dollar will go directly to relief. The only amounts that will not go to relief (the 3 cents) are fees charged by credit card companies to process your donation. We are not keeping any funds for administration, overhead, etc.
- We have created an application for individuals seeking relief funds. That application is available by clicking here. This application asks individuals how they are affiliated with the live or recording music community, and how they have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. It will also ask for proof of damages and personal references, so that we can verify their affiliation and their need for funds.
- A panel 6 individuals associated with the live music or recording music industry have volunteered to to review all applications and make awards based on need. These individuals are:
- Jagi Katial – Founder and Principal of Pegstar Concerts
- Dan Workman – Producer and President of SugarHill Studios in Houston
- Will Thomas – Musician of local Houston band Grand Old Grizzly and Director of Friends of Little White Oak Bayou
- Rebecca Reyna – Director, Greater Northside Management District
- Patrick Jordan – Manager, Red Light Management
- Craig Wilkins – Musician of local Houston band the Wheel Workers
As a condition of receipt of funds, individuals receiving funds must agree to have their name, affiliation with the live/recording music industry, and award amount disclosed, which will be published at the conclusion of our relief efforts.
As always, thank you Houston for your neverending support for live music and fellow Houstonians!