Live and Silent Auction 2016

BellamyBrothers-poster_alt-imageMany wonderful items were donated by our amazing friends and supporters for our live and silent auction at the 2016 Swan Songs Serenade. All proceeds make it possible to bring joy in the form of music to countless families in the central Texas area. Thank you to all the auction donors, bidders and winners for your support.


Live Auction Items | Silent Auction Items

1. Port Aransas Vacation portaransas-house3 nights in a 3-bedroom home 3.5 miles outside of Port Aransas in a gated community with easy beach access and a community pool. Plus a $150 Gift certificate to Lisabella’s Bistro & Bar. $100 gift certificate to Indigo Eclectic. Value $1300 Donated by The McMullen Family and Lisabella’s Bistro & Bar
2. Tito’s Party Bus tito-party-busHost a private party for 18 on the Tito’s Party Bus, complete with your own bartender and driver. You have the bus for 8 hours, so you decide where you’d like to go! The bar is stocked with Tito’s Vodka and more! Value $1500 Donated by Tito’s Vodka
3. January Austonian House Concert Package austonianA one of a kind opportunity to enjoy the music of Warren Hood and Marshall Hood, resident while overlooking the Austin skyline. An exclusive catered house concert for 30 people on the 55th Floor of The Austonian Luxury Condos in downtown Austin. Choose your date: Sunday, January 8, 15 or 29. Catered buffet dinner provided by Kurant Events. Value $6500 Donated by Warren Hood, Marshall Hood, and residents of the Austonian, and Kurant Events
4. Fredericksburg Getaway for 4 sugarberry-bed-breakfastTwo (2) nights for 4 people at Sugarberry Inn Bed & Breakfast; Cellar Rat Wine Tour for 4 with three stops along the way; $100 Gift Certificate to the legendary Hill Top Café, owned by renowned musician Johnny Nicholas. A relaxing Texas Hill Country weekend! Value $1700 Donated by Sugarberry Inn B&B, Cellar Rat Wine Tours and Hill Top Café
5. Taos Hacienda taos-bedroomThree (3) night stay in folk singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson’s beautiful, old world traditional hacienda with guest house located in the Arroyo Seco, right at the foot of the Taos ski valley. Plus three (3) Eliza Gilkyson CDs. Value $1750 Donated by Eliza Gilkyson.
6. GRAMMY Awards® Tickets 4653780531_2Two (2) Bronze tickets and two (2) After-Party tickets to attend the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® in Los Angeles February 12, 2017. Black travel blanket with GRAMMY ® logo; GRAMMY ® Nominee CDs. Value $1300, but priceless Donated by The Recording Academy ®
7. Garth Brooks Guitar Acoustic guitar autographed to you personally by country superstar Garth Brooks. If you win the guitar, we will ship it to Garth Brooks who will autograph it to you specifically and send it back. Value priceless Donated by Strait Music and Garth Brooks


Silent Auction

This year’s Silent Auction items

  • ACL Live: Tickets to The Fray at ACL Live on Sunday, October 30, 2016
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas: 4 movie passes and 2 free, unlimited refill popcorn and sodas
  • Christine Albert: CD by Christine Albert, “Everything’s Beautiful Now”
  • Amy’s Ice Creams: 4 small ice creams with 1 crush’n
  • Anderson’s Coffee: Gift basket including French press
  • Antone’s Night Club: Two tickets to an Antone’s show of your choice, including your choice of an Antone’s t-shirt and hat
  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar:
    • Wooden, handcrafted story box by Tattoo Dreams
    • Blue ceramic platter by artist Jason Hooper
    • Folk art fish sculpture by artist SD Meadows
    • Lotus bug bloom mosaic wall hanging by artist Aly Winningham of Terra Firma Studios
    • Passes to the 2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
  • The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company and Brian Peters: One ABGB glass beer growler and certificate for 3 refills of beer
  • Austin Eats Food Tours: Tour for 2
  • Austin Symphony: Ticket voucher redeemable for 2 tickets for any 2016-2017 season masterworks concert
  • The Bellamy Brothers: Gift Basket
  • Big Barn Dance Music Festival & Michael Hearne: Two (2) VIP passes for three (3) days to the 2017 Big Barn Dance in Taos, New Mexico and a gift basket of two (2) sweatshirt hoodies, two (2) T-shirts, and two (2) Michael Hearne CDs
  • Blackbird Bakery: $125 gift basket, , cake balls, cookies, flour blends, book, and more!
  • Blenders and Bowls: $25 gift certificate
  • The Boutique at Stonelake: Austinite’s Travel Essentials package, including leather travel accessories and cashmere wrap
  • Kirk Root Designs: Galatea pearl charm earstuds with interchanging pearl beads
  • Capital Genealogy: Family history research
  • Carla Cheatham: Books: Hospice Whispers, and Sharing our Stories: Hospice Whispers Grief Support Workbook, and Hospice Whispers necklace
  • Lynn Denton: Two nights for two in Montreux, Switzerland apartment
  • Ronald Devere MD FANN Cognitive and Behavioral Neuropsychologist: Self published book titled “Memory Loss: Everything you want to know but forget to ask “
  • Steve and Becky Drake: iFly Indoor Skydiving 3 Flight Package
  • Elm Group: Gift certificates to irene’s, 24 Diner, and Easy Tiger
  • Esther’s Follies: Gift certificate redeemable for two (2) general admission tickets
  • Christina Fajardo: Painting by artist Christina Fajardo
  • The Four Seasons Hotel, Austin: One night in a lake view room
  • Gordon Fowler: Framed, watercolor painting by artist Gordon Fowler
  • Troy Fulks: Two (2) hour limousine ride
  • Go Dance Studio:
    • One month of dance for a couple
    • Two months of dance for youth classes in creative movement (ages 4 -6) and Ballroom & Social Dancing (ages 6-17)
  • Carrell Grigsby: “Remember and Reflect” swan photograph from artist Carrell Grigsby
  • Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates: Signed fender acoustic guitar
  • Kathie Hanson Drawings & Paintings: ”With You,” framed 8×10 painting by artist Kathie Hanson
  • Michael Hearne
  • Nancy Hernandez: Unique and very collectible “Devil Art” from Ocumicho, Mexico
  • Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel: 1 night stay in a deluxe king guest room with club intercontinental access and valet parking
  • Sarah Keller: Two-night stay at a B&B in Berne, Switzerland
  • Kendra Scott Jewelry:
    • Elle Earrings in Abalone Shell
    • Elisa Pendant Necklace in Abalone Shell
  • Kerrville Folk Festival: Two 3-day wristbands to the Kerrville Folk Festival
  • Lexus of Austin: Yeti package, including Ramblers and the new Yeti Flip
  • Liz James Designs: Handmade 14k gold fill earrings and necklace
  • Linda Madin: “The Path” 9 x 12 Original soft pastel painting created especially for Swan Songs by Linda Albert Madin, sister of Swan Songs founder, Christine Albert
  • Mantis Massage: Gift certificate for a 60-minute massage at Mantis Massage
  • Beth McElhaney, Personal Adornments Jewelry: Gemstone and leather necklace created in chalcedony in assorted colors, faceted peridot, green amethyst, aquamarine and amazonite briolettes wound with sterling silver wire finished with a freshwater pearl button closure
  • Milli Starr: Modern cloche hat in a hand-dyed and hand-blocked knotted sisal straw with vintage trim and buckle
  • Scott and Brenda Mitchell: Two-night stay at Montesino Ranch in a downstairs studio
  • Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill: Gift certificate
  • Damion Newcomb, Torchy’s Tacos: Gift certificates to Torchy’s Tacos
  • Scott Newton: Photograph by Austin City Limits photographer Scott Newton
  • Northwest School of Music: Gift certificate for four (4) 30-minute music lessons
  • John Oates of Hall and Oates: Signed fender acoustic guitar
  • Out of the Past Collectibles: Willie Nelson concert poster; framed Frank Sinatra canvas photograph; metal Texas star and pistols wall hanging
  • Donna Overly: Framed watercolor landscape painting
  • The Paramount Theatre: Two (2) tickets to Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre
  • Victoria R Pennock of Moon & Star Massage: Two 1/2-hour chair massages at your house
  • Harry Polly: Sunset sail for 4 on Lake Travis
  • Raven + Lily: “All Day Long” leather tote
  • The Recording Academy: GRAMMY gift package including branded: backpack, 58th GRAMMY Awards t-shirts, travel mug, flashlights, MusiCares Ear Plugs, bottle opener, and GRAMMY Nominees CDs
  • Bill Reid of Fewer Sorrows Music: House concert (Bill Reid solo), CD bundle
  • Russell Korman Co.:
    • Gift certificate to Russell Korman jewelers
    • Pearl earring and necklace set
  • St. Vincent de Paul: Teak wood side table & lamp
  • Sarah Keller: Two nights in a B&B in Berne, Switzerland
  • Saxon Pub: Free entry to all shows, excluding private events, at the Saxon Pub for a couple for one year
  • Sea Glass Fine Art Photography: A limited edition twelve-inch fine art print of the winner’s choosing
  • Sound on Sound Fest: Four (4) “Treat Thy Self” VIP wristbands
  • Sue Patrick store: Thymes “Goldleaf” perfumed set
  • Stev Stanford: Cut and color with Stev
  • Strait Music: Fender acoustic guitar
  • SXSW: Two (2) SXSW 2017 Music Festival wristbands
  • Wanderlust Yoga: Five (5) class package
  • Waterloo Restaurant Group: Gift card that can be used at Waterloo Ice House, Doc’s Motorworks, Key Bar, or 24 Diner
  • Whole Earth Provision Co.: Music of the Spheres wind chime and $10 gift certificates each for up to 300 attendees
  • Bill Worrell:
    • Sterling silver cross pendant, “SYMBOL”
    • Pendant in allow of fine silver and bronze
  • Z Tequila Basket: Gift basket including a bottle of Z Tequila Blanco, Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur, RSB Lime Mixer, and a T-Shirt