THE SIXTH ANNUAL MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY
TWO-DAY FUNDRAISING EVENT LEAVES ITS MARK
AUSTIN, TX (April 18, 2018) – Austin’s premier charity event, Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), took place last week for a sixth consecutive year. The two-day event, which has been raising funds for children’s charities since 2013, resulted in more than $2.25 million dollars. The charities, focusing on kids’ education, health, and wellness, include: CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation, and The Rise School of Austin. With a headlining performance from the Dixie Chicks, this was the most successful year to date.
“We are lucky to be able to call on our friends who are some of the best in the music industry; they show up every year to help us put on a great show,” said Jack Ingram.
“We are beyond grateful to the many generous MJ&M sponsors from across the country and the incredible musicians who join us year after year, making this event so special,” said Mack Brown.
Matthew McConaughey added, “The evening was a celebration, a toast to the heart behind MJ&M - the beneficiaries. These organizations work tirelessly to empower kids and change lives, and we are honored to work with them. We are making a difference.”
The Gala, held on Thursday, April 12, at ACL Live Moody Theater began with a red-carpet cocktail reception and silent auction and concluded with a headlining performance by the Dixie Chicks. The Golf Tournament, Fashion Show, and Jack & Friends Concert took place on Friday, April 13. The Golf Tournament was at Spanish Oaks Golf Club and the Fashion Show was held at the JW Marriott with featured designs by Alice + Olivia. The Jack & Friends concert began with an opening performance by Grammy Award-winning Patty Griffin. Other musicians included Butch Walker, John Fullbright, Shawn Mullins, Bruce Robison, Bobby Pinson, Radney Foster, and Jon Randall. Once again, all events were a sell-out.
Major sponsors supporting the event this year included Allstate, American Airlines, American Campus Communities, Covert Cadillac, H-E-B, Helfman Maserati of Houston, Nike, Roku, Sendero Homes, Washington Redskins, Wild Turkey, and The Mrs.
2019 dates for MJ&M have been announced for April 25 and 26 in Austin. For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, or to sign up to receive further announcements about next year’s event, please visit www.mjm2019.com
ABOUT MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY:
Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two-day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, and Sheryl Crow. The gala is followed by a jam-packed day with a golf tournament held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose. The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter lineup of talent unmatched by any other event. Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the evening event, and past performers include Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and dozens of the biggest names in music.