Swan Songs is an Austin, Texas based non-profit that fulfills musical last wishes for individuals nearing the end of life. Founded by Austin musician Christine Albert 15 years ago, the organization compensates the musicians who fulfill the requests for unique and diverse styles of music. Several of Robert’s band members have performed Swan Songs concerts over the years and the organization is near and dear to their hearts.
The 2020 Swan Songs Serenade is the non-profit’s primary annual fundraising event. This year it will be streamed online and in addition to the performance by Robert and the band, will include appearances by Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Benson, Monte Warden and George Ensle as they share their Swan Songs experiences, a virtual auction and vignettes about Swan Songs programs. Judy Maggio, host of ATX Together at Austin PBS, will host the 10th annual gala, which takes place Sunday, October 25 at 7 PM, with a virtual Happy Hour kicking it off at 6:30 PM.
Individual tickets to view and participate in the event are $75, which is a charitable donation to Swan Songs in support of their mission. For more information, please visit www.swansongs.org.