2017 Live and Silent Auction Items

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“Lady Bird Lake Swans” is a 16”x20” oil painting by Austin artist Gordon Fowler created exclusively for Swan Songs’ 2017 Remember and Reflect event. Learn about Gordon’s inspiration over lunch at Threadgill’s World Headquarters with the artist and his wife and acclaimed Austin blues songstress Marcia Ball, along with Swan Songs Founder & CEO Christine Albert and her husband/musical partner Chris Gage. To top it off, you’ll receive an autographed copy of  Edwin O. “Eddie” Wilson’s and Jesse Sublett’s “Armadillo World Headquarters – A Memoir.”
Donated by: Gordon Fowler, Eddie and Sandra Wilson, Marcia Ball, Christine Albert, Chris Gage


Yeeee-haww! Put on your boots and jeans and be there when Rodeo Austin’s kick’s off its opening night festivities  at the Travis County Expo Center on March 10, 2018.  Included are four passes to the Rodeo Show and Opening Night Music Performance, a behind the scenes VIP tour for four (with Founder’s passes), limousine service, and $100 for food and beverages. The music headliner won’t be announced until January 2018, but — and we’re just speculating here — Willie Nelson has opened for the last three years. In addition, this package includes a two-night stay for two guests at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, with Deluxe King Club guestroom and access to the exclusive Club Lounge.
Donated by: Rodeo Austin, Jeff Nash, Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel



Includes two (2) Bronze Tickets and two (2) After Party Tickets to attend the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards, January 28, 2018, at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Tickets to this event are available by invitation only and are not for sale to the public. Also included is a three-night stay (January 26-28) in a luxurious NYC Midtown West penthouse apartment with two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, private terrace and city views, all located in the historic Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
Donated by: Recording Academy and G2G


Got a song in your heart, but not on the radio? Collaborate with Monte Warden (writer of George Strait’s hit song “Desperately”) and then record your song with acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Gage, at Austin’s MoonHouse Studio. Too shy to sing? Chris has a long list of Austin’s best musicians ready to step in to make your musical debut GRAMMY® worthy!
Donated By: Monte Warden, Chris Gage, MoonHouse Studio


Preside over an intimate afternoon concert for 30—fireside or in the garden—at a private Tarrytown estate featuring legendary singer/songwriters Shake Russell and Michael Hearne. There’ll be plenty of food, spirits and good times for all, but dates are limited. Choose February 25, March 4 or March 11, 2018.
Donated by: Shake Russell, Michael Hearne and an anonymous donor


Founded by the late, internationally-renown sculptor Damian Priour, the Priour Studio carries on the artist’s passion to explore the Gulf’s tidal forces: Glass as a metaphor for water and fossil-laced native Texas limestone for earth. Damian’s work is on display throughout the grounds of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, as well as resides in collections throughout the world: the Corning Museum of Glass, The Equitable Companies, and McDonald’s World Headquarters, among others.

“Cascade #2” is a sculpture by JJ Priour, who trained at his father’s side and now oversees the Priour Studio. Weighing 46 pounds and measuring 20” tall, 11” wide and 7” deep, the piece literally glows, partly owing to the battery-powered light embedded inside.
Donated by: JJ Priour

Ready for sun, surf, sand and adventure in romantic Guanacaste, Costa Rica? Or the quintessential hotspot, Los Cabos, Mexico? Or lively Playa del Carmen, Mexico? Or the eco-tourist’s dream, Placencia, Belize?—Yours is the ultimate winner’s choice when you select one of these dream vacations that includes an oceanfront four-night stay for four guests and numerous and varied amenities depending on the location you select—white sands to golf to scuba diving. Can’t make up your mind? Not to worry, you have 18 months to decide! Not to mention, pre-trip planning services and local concierge are also included.


(and help provide musical last wishes)

$2500 will fund 5 concerts with a 4-piece band (or 16 solo concerts)
$1000 funds 2 concerts with a 4-piece band (or 6 solo concerts)
$ 500 funds 1 concert with a 4-piece band (or 4 solo concerts)
$ 250 funds 1 concert with a duo
$ 100 (With enough Ben Franklins, we can 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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