September 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas (September 9, 2014) – ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, are excited to announce Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) will return for a third year. MJ&M will take place on April 16-17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Talent and a complete schedule of events will be announced soon.
Over the past two years MJ&M has resulted in nearly two million dollars benefitting a handful of organizations that all reflect MJ&M’s goal to empower kids in our community.
“We could not be more pleased with the outcome of MJ&M,” said Coach Brown. “Friends from across the nation came together to support this amazing effort for our kids and our community, all while having a great time that they will never forget. We cannot wait to make an even greater impact in 2015.”
MJ&M continues to impact the lives of children throughout Texas, California, Louisiana, and more than 23 countries around the world. Every year, MJ&M supports select organizations that share the principals’ goal to empower kids. Funds raised through MJ&M have supported The Rise School of Austin, just keep livin Foundation, HeartGift, CureDuchenne, and Grounded in Music. 2015 beneficiaries will be announced soon.
Like the previous years, the MJ&M line up will include a gala and concert on April 16 hosted at ACL Theatre. Previous MJ&M headliners include Sheryl Crow and John Mellencamp.
Ingram added, “We will have another great year of music this year. I always appreciate my friends being willing to step up and perform to help us make MJ&M the most impactful, fun event of the year. Two nights of non-stop talent – it is not to be missed.”
The gala’s live auctions, known for being full of energy and spontaneity, have seen Vince Young, Colt McCoy, and many former UT and professional athletes jump on stage and really pump up the crowd – whether it’s autographing the 2005 Rose Bowl championship ring and display or Matthew and Camila McConaughey out in the crowd spontaneously adding once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to their red-carpet movie premiere experience. MJ&M is an energetic experience for a great cause.
April 17 will be a jam-packed day with a celebrity golf tournament being held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show chaired by model and designer, Camila Alves McConaughey. Badgley Mischka and Lela Rose were the featured runway designers the first two years. The 2015 designer will be announced soon.
April 17 will conclude back at ACL for a singer-songwriter line up of talent unmatched by any other event. Little Big Town, Lyle Lovett, Bobby Pinson and dozens of the biggest names in music have participated over the past two years and year three promises to be the best yet.
“Camila and I are proud to partner with our dear friends to raise awareness and money for these important charities,” said McConaughey. “We always have a great time and have made numerous new friendships over the past two years. That’s what it’s all about – coming together to help kids succeed.”
For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey or to sign up to receive further announcements about the 2015 event, visit www.mackjackmcconaughey.org.