Eclectic Austin musician Bob Schneider will headline Central Texas Medical Center’s annual Hats Off For Hospice barbecue next month.
The event is 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Texas Old Town events center, 205 Roland Ln in Kyle.
Schneider combines traces of funk, country, rock and folk for a trans-genre style that has charged 15 solo albums. His sixteenth, “Burden of Proof,” is scheduled for release in May. Schneider has won two dozen Austin Music Awards including Band of the Year twice, Musician of the Year five times and Album of the Year three times.
In addition to Schneider, the event will feature children’s’ activities like hayrides, a photo booth, face-painting and a Moonwalk.
In its eighth year, the fundraiser supports CTMC Hospice’s “Dream A Dream Program,” which grants patients’ last wish. The program has arranged a ride in a hot air balloon, a family portrait and a wedding, said Lisa Adams, the hospice’s spokesperson. The fundraiser is catered by sponsor Black’s BBQ.
Live auction items include a framed jersey signed by Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin and Houston Texan Arian Foster; a football signed by New England Patriot Tom Brady; and guitars signed by George Strait and Alan Jackson. The event also features a silent auction and a raffle for a trip to Ruidoso, N.M.
For information, call 512-754-6159 or visit the event’s website here.