2017 Live and Silent Auction Items

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“Lady Bird Lake Swans” is a 16”x20” oil painting created especially for Swan Songs by Austin artist Gordon Fowler as the 2017 Swan Songs Remember and Reflect image. Learn about Gordon’s inspiration over lunch at Threadgill’s World Headquarters with Gordon, his wife and acclaimed Austin blues songstress Marcia Ball, Swan Songs Founder & CEO Christine Albert and her husband/musical partner Chris Gage. This package also includes an autographed copy of “Armadillo World Headquarters – A Memoir” by Edwin O. “Eddie” Wilson and Jesse Sublett.

Donated by: Gordon Fowler, Eddie and Sandra Wilson, Marcia Ball, Christine Albert, Chris Gage


Wear your boots and jeans to Rodeo Austin’s opening night festivities with four passes to the rodeo show and opening night music performance on March 10, 2018 at the Travis County Expo Center. Music headliner will be announced January 2018. Maybe history will repeat itself, Willie Nelson has opened for the last three years. You’re entitled to a behind the scenes VIP tour for four with Founder’s passes, $100 for food and beverage, limousine service, and a two-night stay for two people in a Deluxe King Club guestroom with access to the exclusive Club Lounge at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.

Donated by: Rodeo Austin, Jeff Nash, Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel


This package includes two (2) Bronze Tickets and two (2) After Party Tickets to attend the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards ® to be held January 28, 2018 at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Tickets to this prestigious event are available by invitation only and are not for sale to the public. Included with the GRAMMY ® tickets is a three-night stay, January 26-28 in a luxurious NYC Midtown West penthouse apartment located in the historic Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Penthouse offers two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, private terrace and city views.

Donated by: Recording Academy and G2G


Connect with your inner muse by writing a song with songwriter Monte Warden, writer of George Strait’s hit song “Desperately”. Then create a professional recording of your song with acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Gage, at MoonHouse Studio in lovely south Austin. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to sing, Chris has a long list of Austin’s best musicians ready to step in or better yet, he’ll discover your hidden talent!

Donated By: Monte Warden, Chris Gage, MoonHouse Studio


Enjoy an intimate afternoon concert for 30 guests by the fireside or in the garden at a private estate in Tarrytown with Texas singer/songwriters Shake Russell and Michael Hearne. Food, spirits and classic Texas folk songs will be your afternoon’s delight. Available February 25, March 4 or March 11, 2018. You select the date.

Donated by: Anonymous, Shake Russell, Michael Hearne


Cascade #2 is a sculpture by JJ Priour, son of the late Damian Priour, the internationally renowned sculpture who continues to inspire and influence JJ’s art. His unique style mixes glass and limestone and is on display throughout the grounds of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center grounds.

Donated by: JJ Priour

This is the ultimate winner’s choice – ready for sun, surf, sand and adventure in romantic Guanacaste, Costa Rica, quintessential hotspot Los Cabos, Mexico, lively Playa del Carmen, Mexico, or eco-tourist’s dream Placencia, Belize. Select one of these dream vacations that include an oceanfront four (4) night stay for four guests with exquisite varied amenities depending on the location you select. You have 18 months to decide! Pre-trip planning services and local concierge included in this package.

Costa Rica – oceanfront home at the Palms Private Residences, within walking distance of Playa Flamingo Beach, includes amenities.
Los Cabos – beachfront residence in prestigious Hacienda Beach Club with access to all club amenities
Playa del Carmen – white sand beaches, 7 golf courses, eco parks, day trips, scuba diving
Belize – rated the top resort in Belize is the Belize Ocean Club, includes amenities.


$5,000 – 10 concerts with a 4-piece band (or 32 solo concerts) – please take this out for now; conflicting opinions
$2,500 – 5 concerts with a 4-piece band (or 16 solo concerts)
$1,000 – two concerts with a 4-piece band (or 6 solo concerts)
$500 – one concert with a 4-piece band (or 4 solo concerts)
$250 – one concert with a duo
$100 – let’s pool our resources and sponsor dozens of concerts!

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Silent Auction Items

  • 24 Diner: $50 gift certificate
  • ACL Live:Two tickets to the December 3rd Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox show
  • AMC/The Son: VIP set tour and extra opportunity on AMC’s TV show, “The Son”
  • Amy’s Ice Creams: Four (4) gift certificates, each good for a small ice cream with one crush’n topping
  • Annie Harding & Bruce Willenzik, Armadillo Christmas Bazaar:
    • Set of 2 hand-cut glass pine trees by artists Mark & Julie Glocke
      20×20 framed art: “Forever Glades” digital collage by artist Lisa Loudermilk
    • 2 wooden bud vases with turquoise inlay by artist Brian David Johnson, BDJ Craft Works
    • Set of 2: Photo art on steel by Hidden Dragon Art
    • Passes to the 2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
  • Antone’s Nightclub: VIP tickets for two, two t-shirts, and two caps
  • Articulture: Unique botanical arrangement. Art is Alive!
  • The ABGB: Gift certificate for a 3-pack of ABGB Crowler
  • Austin Body Renewal: Mini deluxe facial and cupping
  • Austin Eats Food Tours: Gift certificate good for any public food tour for two (2)
  • The Boutique at Stonelake
    • Yeti Package: Hopper Flip (12), Molle bottle opener, Sidekick, 1lb ice, Olive Green 20oz Rambler, 64oz Black Jug
    • Blues Accessory Package: Peppina by Jen Hansen Labradorite necklace and earrings, Neva Opet handmade navy leather clutch
  • The Bugle Boy: Four (4) VIP passes good for best-available reserved seats
  • Carol Calvery: Mother of pearl pendant and earring set
  • Cafe Blue Classic Seafood & Oyster Bar: $100 in gift certificates
  • Steve & Becky Drake: $150 gift certificate to Top Golf
  • Ernie’s on the Lake: $50 in gift certificate
  • Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden: $50 gift certificate
  • Eliza Page: 18k gold plated pave bar necklace and chandelier earrings
  • Empresario Spirits: “Spirit of the Month,” for a year including tequila from Z Tequila, whiskey from Republic Whiskey, and mixers from Paula’s Texas
  • Esther’s Follies: Gift certificate for 2 tickets to Esther’s Follies
  • Christina Fajardo: Guitar-themed painting
  • The Four Seasons Hotel, Austin: One night’s stay in a lakeside guestroom
  • Joy Gooden: Kendra Scott necklace
  • Hotel Granduca Austin: One night stay at Hotel Granduca to coincide with Shelly King concert at Riverbend’s Unplugged Thursdays in the Chapel on November 9th, 2017
  • Hyatt Lost Pines Spa and Resort: Two 60-minute massages for two individuals and the day at the spa including amenities
  • Nancy Hernandez: Two framed 16 x 20 archival color photographs; acrylic abstract painting by Nancy Wiley, student at Darla’s School
  • Gia Marie Houck: Framed fine art print of photograph, “Get Rhythm”
  • Kendra Scott Jewelry:
    • Marie stud earrings in mosaic brown mother of pearl
    • Milla pendant necklace in mosaic brown mother of pearl
  • La Patisserie by Luxe Sweets: $25 gift card
  • Liz James Designs: Handmade earrings and necklace made from 14kt gold fill chain and green topaz
  • Lucy’s Fried Chicken: $100 in gift certificates
  • Mantis Massage: Gift certificate for a 60-minute massage at Mantis Massage
  • Beth McElhaney Jewelry: Gemstone and pearl necklace with sterling silver accents
  • Milli Starr: Red felt cloche hat
  • Scott and Brenda Mitchell: Two-night stay at Montesino Ranch in a downstairs studio
  • Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill: Gift certificate for brunch for four (4)
  • Jeff Nash & Vicki Roberts:
    • Attendance for four (4) adults to a private concert hosted by Jeff Nash and Vicki Roberts featuring Radney Foster.
    • Two (2) Director’s orchestra seats to the following 3 shows: 1) Ray Wylie Hubbard, 11/17/17, 2) Gladys Knight, 11/19/17, 3) Bruce & Kelly’s Annual Holiday Shindig, 12/16/17
  • Jerry Jeff Walker’s Texas Bash: Two front row tickets to the Bash at the Paramount Theatre, t-shirt, Gypsy Songman CD and autobiography book
  • Johnny Was Austin: Scarf, candle, and $100 gift certificate to Johnny Was
  • Just for Fun Watercraft Rental: $100 in gift certificates
  • LizaBeth Jewelry: An exquisite necklace on an exclusive steel chain with 3 diamonds set in 14K white, rose, and yellow gold.
  • Scott Newton: Custom-framed fine art photograph print of Willie Nelson
  • Out of the Past Collectibles: Framed handbills from the Neville Bros and Doug Sahm
  • The Paramount Theatre: Four (4) complimentary tickets to a film at either the Paramount or Stateside Theatres
  • Victoria R Pennock of Moon & Star Massage: Two 1/2-hour chair massages
  • Harry Polly: Sunset sail for 4 on Lake Travis
  • Proof & Cooper Restaurant: $50 gift certificate
  • Raven + Lily: Yami All-Day-Long leather tote
  • Bill Reid of Fewer Sorrows Music: Solo blues and TexAmerican house concert and signed CD package
  • Riverbend Centre for the Arts: Two (2) VIP tickets to Shelly King playing Unplugged Thursdays in the Chapel
  • Russell Korman Fine Jewelry and Watches: Gift certificate for $150
  • St. Vincent de Paul Store: Vintage trunk and quilt
  • Tito’s Vodka: Gift basket including vodka, hats, mugs, t-shirts, and other Tito’s swag
  • Tom Schnorr, Austin Compounding Pharmacy: Nutritional consult with Tom Schnorr, RPh, CNN. of Austin Compounding pharmacy
  • Spa Django at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Spa and Resort: Two (2) 60-minute massages for two individuals
  • Steve Stanford: Cut and color with Steve
  • Sundancer Grill on Lake Travis: $100 in gift certificates
  • SXSW: Two (2) SXSW 2018 Music Festival wristbands
  • Susan and Jerry Jeff Walker: Two tickets to the Jerry Jeff Birthday Bash show at the Paramount Theater in March, 2018
  • Wanderlust Yoga: 5 Class pack
  • Waterloo Ice House: $30 gift card to Waterloo Ice House
  • Whole Earth Provision Co.: Wind chime by Music of the Spheres and a complimentary $10 gift certificate for each event attendee
  • Bill Worrell: Cross pendant, an ally of fine silver and pink bronze, cast in artist Bill Worrell’s studio

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