Benefit Concert & Dinner Featuring Wild Child & Phoebe Hunt

Growing Circles – A Benefit Concert & Dinner Featuring Wild Child & Phoebe Hunt
When: May 19th, 2015, 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Vuka Studios – 411 West Monroe, Austin, TX 78704

Our silent auction will live online in the next week and open for bidding for both attendees and non-attendees.  CLICK HERE TO START BIDDING! Featuring gift certificates for over a hundred local Austin businesses.

The Amala Foundation is excited to announce Growing Circles, a benefit concert and dinner featuring the music of Wild Child, Phoebe Hunt, and Ley Line (formerly know as Chave do Mar).

Proceeds from the event will benefit this year’s 9th Annual Global Youth Peace Summit in Austin, TX.

Tickets for the event include dinner, drinks and concert.


We would love for you to join us for this experience and help us support these incredible youth in their attempts to transform the wounds of war and violence into sustainable peace, inspiration and hope.

Our goal for the evening is to raise enough funds to sponsor 30 youth to attend this year’s Summit.  Approximately 80% of the youth who attend the Summit are scholarship recipients.

Multiplier Effect_Vertical_CMYKThe evening will also include a silent auction featuring vacation rentals and gifts from Austin’s favorite local businesses.  Big gratitude to our event Sponsors, The Multiplier Effect and Bird’s Barbershop.

Can’t make it but want to contribute? Please visit  Or check out our online silent auction.


To help spread the word, please visit our Facebook event page.


Tickets can be purchased here.

$1200 – Front Row Table for 10 including dinner, drinks & concert.  Limited Availability (4 tables)!
$120 – Front Row Ticket – includes dinner, drinks and concert
$65 in advance and $75 at the door (if tickets are available) – Individual tickets including dinner, drinks & concert.
$650 – Table for 10 including dinner, drinks & concert.

To purchase concert tickets, please click here.

Wild Child

Wild ChildFiercely independent road warriors Wild Child, an “indie powerhouse,” has spent the past year stepping into that spotlight, playing stages as major as Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wakarusa, Firefly Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Osheaga, and Savannah Stopover.

Behind their second album, The Runaround, the premiere release on Ben Kweller’s Noise Company label, the Austin six piece earned NPR’s Top Ten Songs of 2013 honors for the song “Living Tree,” and saw five additional songs hit number 1 on Hype Machine’s Popular chart. Their Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube streams have eclipsed ten million listens, and they’ve appeared on NPR’s World Cafe and an airing of eTown Radio. The lead single from The Runaround, “Crazy Bird,” debuted on Specialty Radio at number one fueled by an electrifying performance on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.

Together since 2010, the band has been hailed as one of the top acts in music-rich Austin since the release of debut album Pillow Talk; their mix of folk, pop, and gypsy melodies make them sound like little else. Kelsey Wilson has “the voice of a Jazz Age Broadway baby,” writes NPR, “all coos and hiccups and shivers.” Among unanimously illustrious praise from the likes of Paste Magazine, Relix Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Indie Shuffle, The Austin Chronicle, and American Songwriter, the Austin American­Statesman has anointed Wild Child as “Austin’s next national breakout act.” Countless sold-out shows across the US suggest that that foretold future may in fact already be upon us.

Incorporating violin, ukulele, cello, piano, bass, banjo, and horns in ways that few bands could conceive of today, Wild Child has broken through as one of the preeminent bands in one of the most storied music cities in the world, winning back-to-back honors as the city’s Best Indie Band at the Austin Music Awards.

Phoebe Hunt

Phoebe Hunt wraps her sultry voice and sincere lyrics right around listeners’ souls with each song. Flowing between the heartbreaking tones of a classic country song into the provocative riffs of a jazz artist, Hunt artfully navigates through many musical landscapes pulling from the heart of the American soul.

She shifts moods from playfully demure to seductive and intimate in the blink of a beat. But the quality that shines through most is her honesty. Phoebe is a long time volunteer at the Global Youth Peace Summit and inspiration behind the One Village Music Project.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

Big gratitude to the following organizations and companies for their support of this event and the Global Youth Peace Summit.

Presenting Sponsor

The Multiplier Effect!

Growing Circles Sponsors & Supporters

Burdine Johnson Foundation
Whole Foods Market
Shanti Foundation
Glimmer of Hope
Giant Noise
El Locavore & Barbara Frisbie Catering
Andrew Bost Benefit Auctions
Vuka Studios
Go Local Austin
Art Alliance Austin
Tito’s Vodka
Phoebe Hunt
Sarah Presson & Eye Like Design
Premiere Events
Art Outside

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Our Online Silent Auction

Our silent auction is now LIVE ONLINE and open for bidding for both attendees and non-attendees.  Click here to take a look and start bidding!

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Atma Imports
x8 Drums
Lonestar Riverboat Cruises
Bouldin Creek Cafe
Esther’s Follies
Austin Simply Fit
Taj Palace
Kneading Bodies
Moonshine Bar & Grill
Tiff’s Treats
Dragonfly Wellness
Austin Eats Food Tour
The Natural Baby Company
Irie Bean Coffee Bar
Capitol City Comedy Club
Face-to-Face Spa
Castle Hill Fitness
Westgate Lanes
Ballet Austin
Whole Earth Provision Company
Johnson’s Backyard Garden
Dinner Labs
Eastside Cafe
Genie Car Wash
Floss Dental
RUB Massage
Kendra Scott
Pub Crawler of Austin
Richard Lord’s Boxing Gym
Rio’s Brazilian Cafe
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Chez Nous
Inner Diva Studios
Skull and Cakebones
Rowing Dock
Fusion Fitness
Sanctuary Yoga
Vuka Austin
Austin Rowing
East Side Compost Peddallers
Spirit Expedition
Cafe Monet
La Condesa
Healthy Pet
Elements Massage
Alamo Drafthouse
Wobeon Fest 2014
The Peached Tortilla
Sara Hickman
The Lindy Project
Massage Harmony
Foreign & Domestic
Austin Symphony
Life Ki-Do
swati jr* jewelry
Great Outdoors
Thai Fresh
Del Sol Martial Arts & Fitness
Austin Creative ReUse
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Herb Bar
Green Gate Farms
olive & june
Épicerie Café & Grocery
Amelia Turner
Ginger Blair
Mike Blair
Vanessa Stone
Odd Duck
Blue Lapis Light
Kome: Sushi Kitchen
Todd Pilates
Giant Noise

The 9th Annual Global Youth Peace Summit

This year’s Global Youth Peace Summit will unite 72 youth from over 25 countries for a week-long experience devoted to personal growth, healing, cultural exchange, leadership development and community-building.  For more information on this transformational event, please click on the video to the left or visit:

To purchase tickets, please click here.

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