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Colin Kendrick, Black Fret

  • May 22, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705


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The State of Live Music in Austin

Wondering how professional musicians are doing in the live music capital of the world? Colin Kendrick will let us know what his nonprofit is doing to ensure Austinites have access to good music, good times, and that the musicians who make it possible are able to sustain their careers.

About Our Speaker:

In 1997 Colin wrote a business plan for what became the Austin Music Foundation (AMF). He served as the founding Executive Director of that organization between 2001 and 2003 and has served as a member of its board of directors ever since. Under his guidance AMF has raised and invested more than $1,500,000 into business education for Austin’s working musicians. Colin currently works for New York Life as a personal financial advisor. His previous work experience includes a decade as a strategist for Dell, several years in business development for Apple and SunPower, and as an executive officer of a start-up in the Austin Technology Incubator. Prior to that, Colin was a consultant for high net-worth individuals at Pricewaterhouse. His work there included portfolio management, tax compliance and philanthropic planning for individuals and family foundations.

Colin grew up in Austin’s and spent his formative years frequenting Liberty Lunch, the Continental Club, Black Cat, Broken Spoke, Hole In The Wall and all the finest music back-alleys and warrens he could find. The experiences served as the inspiration for the concepts underlying the Austin Music Foundation and Black Fret.


6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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