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Honky Tonk Holidaze
Honky Tonk Holidaze, is a feature-length original musical written, produced, and directed by Bill Ogden. The annual performances have served as fundraisers for charities benefiting the less fortunate during the Christmas season since its inception in 2012. Cast members include a bevy of notable Austin musicians who also perform the music for the play. The event also hosts a gift market with a non-traditional offerings by local artists. The shows also begin with live music during the art market, and after-parties in Austin music venues. 2019 marks the 8th year of the event. The production is sponsored and supported by local businesses, the Austin Creative Alliance, and by grants from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division for Economic Development.
Charities benefited include:
Austin Pets Alive--2012
Mobile Loaves and Fishes--2013
Front Steps--2014, 2015
Habitat for Humanity (The House that Beer Built)--2016
Mary House (a hospice for homeless)--2017
HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers)--2018