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John Mellencamp to Headline the MJ&M Gala Night April 11, 2013
02.26.2013 - John along with his full band will headline the MJ&M Gala Night on April 11, 2013 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. The Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), is a joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, musician Jack Ingram and The University of Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown that works to impact the lives of kids by investing in programs dedicated to empowering children. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson. Last year Dale was part of the cast in the Atlanta stage production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

“John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend,” said McConaughey. “He’s someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1 at 10am CST via www.acl-live.com Click "Read More" to read the official press release on Mellencamp.com and click HERE for complete ticket information and to find out more about the MJ&M foundation.

Official Press Release: Mack, Jack & McConaughey Announce John Mellencamp to Headline its Gala Night at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
MJ&M Events in Austin, Texas to Benefit Children’s Charities Across the United States

Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and The University of Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown, announced today that Grammy Award-winning artist John Mellencamp will headline its Gala Night on April 11, 2013 as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson.

MJ&M is the first ever joint fundraising effort by Mack, Jack, and Matthew and will support organizations that positively impact the lives of children from across the country. MJ&M will take place on April 11-12, 2013 with multiple celebrity-filled, one-of-a-kind events throughout Austin, including the MJ&M Gala Night on April 11 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Concert tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. CST on www.ACL-Live.com.

“John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend,” said McConaughey. “He’s someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event.”

Over the course of a career that has spawned numerous hit records and platinum albums, John Mellencamp has been honored as the recipient of the Billboard Century Award, ASCAP Foundation's Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, Q Magazine's Classic Songwriter Award, Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and the John Steinbeck Award. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Mellencamp has 13 Grammy nominations to his credit.

The Gala Night kicks off two days of events including the MJ&M Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament at Barton Creek Resort, an Exclusive Fashion Show with Lela Rose at Neiman Marcus, and a Jack & Friends concert at ACL Moody Theater with Jack Ingram featuring Kris Kristofferson on April 12. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@mackjackmcconaughey.org.

MJ&M works to impact the lives of kids by investing in programs dedicated to empowering children. MJ&M proceeds support causes selected by Sally & Mack Brown, Amy & Jack Ingram, and Camila & Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin foundation that sets up after school fitness and wellness programs in inner-city high schools.

About MJ&M:
MJ&M is a BIG effort, with BIG name celebrities, and BIG fun events, all with the mission to give back in a BIG way. By uniting forces, Sally & Mack Brown, Amy & Jack Ingram, and Camila & Matthew McConaughey will maximize their impact in supporting programs dedicated to empowering children across the nation.

MJ&M is a fiscal sponsorship fund of Communities Foundation of Texas. CFT is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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