Last Sunday’s guitar drive and benefit show for the Fort Worth Music Co-Op could be understatedly qualified as a success. The nonprofit group exceeded its goal of raising about $2,000 for educational outreach programming by $1,000 –– the grand total was $3,020. The take also included proceeds from the sale of co-op t-shirts.
Six guitars also were donated. More than 300 people came and went throughout the daylong event at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth that featured performances by Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, Chatterton, the cut*off, Stella Rose, Titanmoon, Rivercrest Yacht Club, and several other superb Fort Worth artists.
The show was a “huge step toward our goal of getting a musical instrument in the hands of every disadvantaged kid in Fort Worth who wants one,” according to co-op officer, Rivercrest Yacht Club member, and Fort Worth Weekly staff writer Eric Griffey.
The co-op’s next public meeting is Sunday at The Moon (2911 W. Berry St. by TCU, 817-926-9600).