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WILLIE NELSON

gets the credit for bringing the hippies and the rednecks together in 1970’s Austin. They wore their hair long and played outlaw country at the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters and at honky tonks all over Texas. A particularly Texan version of Twang was born in our backyard and this year we celebrate the cosmic cowboy with story and song at our annual Heart of the City event. Come get cosmic y’all!

THE EVENING’S PROGRAM

7:00
VIP COCKTAIL PARTY
8:00
DOORS OPEN
8:30
THE SHOW BEGINS
10:30
LATE SURPRISE DELIGHT !!

FEATURING
PERFORMANCES BY

  • James Petralli
  • Bob Livingston
  • John Baumann
  • Charlie Mars
  • Carrie Rodriguez
  • Monte Warden
  • Jonathan Terrell
  • Wild Bill Ogden
  • Amber Digby
  • Andrea Magee
  • David Grissom
  • Conrad Choucroun
  • Warren Hood
  • & Martie Maguire presents a special tribute to George Reiff
our story

Heart of the City benefits SIMS Foundation and the Austin music family. SIMS provides life-saving mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members.

The SIMS story began when a musician suffering from a debilitating depression took his own life. His loss was profound and launched the first musician’s support organization in our city. Twenty-two years and over 6,000 musicians later, SIMS is the number to call when mental health and addiction stop the music.

sponsorship opportunities
$20,000 PRESENTING SPONSOR
  • Presenting on all materials & media interviews
  • On-stage speaking opportunity during the show
  • Premier placement on all event signage
  • Private reserved table for 10 front & center with bottle service
  • Your name/logo projected at the event with most prominent placement and sizing
  • Verbal thank you from the stage by our Master of Ceremony
$10,000 DIAMOND SPONSOR
  • Private reserved table for 10 front & center with bottle service
  • Your name/logo projected at the event
  • Verbal thank you from the stage by our Master of Ceremony
$5,000 PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • Private reserved table for 8
  • Your name/logo projected at the event
  • Verbal thank you from the stage by our Master of Ceremony
$2,500 GOLD SPONSOR
  • Private reserved table for 8 in the front row
$1,250 SILVER SPONSOR
  • Private reserved table for 4
$700 VINYL SPONSOR
  • Reserved seats for 4 at a shared table

ALL SPONSORS WILL RECEIVE

  • VIP cocktail party with signature sips and tasty bites
  • Complimentary beer, wine and specialty cocktails
  • Delicious bites placed at your table
  • Your name/logo included in all print, electronic, and social media promotions
  • Limited Edition show print
A LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!

Reserve your sponsorship
now by contacting
Ishmael Behrhorst at 512-472-1008
or ishmael@simsfoundation.org

committee chairs
Julie Korioth & Lara Wells

HEART OF THE CITY HOST COMMITTEE

  • Roggie Baer
  • Courtney Blanton
  • Polly & Lonnie Cooper
  • Haley Cihock
  • Jesse and Emily Dayton
  • Troy Geyer
  • Tom Gimbel
  • Don Harvey
  • Brittney Holum
  • Kim Hughes
  • Shauna Martin
  • Lesya Milam
  • Jake Neubauer
  • Paul Oveisi
  • Frank Rodriguez
  • Darlene Starr
  • Debbie Tolany
  • Patricia Vonne
  • Ashley Welch
We couldn't do it without you!

SIMS Foundation

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