Perez Hilton's 'One Night In Austin' Raises $46,800 For The VH1 Save The Music Foundation
March 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM (PT)
On SATURDAY, MARCH 17th, PEREZ HILTON once again held his heralded "One Night In AUSTIN" event at the SXSW music festival. The series, produced by The BMF MEDIA GROUP, featured performances by B.o.B., DEV, TIMBALAND, KREAYSHAWN, DRAGONETTE, CHER LLOYD, ED SHEERAN, KAT GRAHAM, KIMBRA, ROSI GOLAN, CRIS CAB and MIGUEL.
For the first time, this year's fifth "One Night" showcase benefitted a charity -- the VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION and its mission to restore instrumental music education programs in our nation's public schools. 100% of ticket sales were donated to the cause, raising over $46,800, more than enough to completely restore a music program in an elementary or middle school.
"My SXSW party this year was especially great. Good music and doing good! I couldn't be happier!" said HILTON. "I've been doing these events in AUSTIN for 5 years now, and I wish I would have turned them into benefits a lot earlier. Thankfully, that light bulb did go off and we were able to raise $46,800 for the VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION, an organization that combines two things I'm very passionate about -- music and helping and inspiring young people. Once again, I could not be happier! And I want to thank all of the performers and everyone involved that helped make this Night such a resounding success!"