Austin Rivers will make his New York debut at a benefit concert for Knit The Rainbow, Inc.


Austin Rivers, founder of Knit the Rainbow, Inc., a nonprofit that keeps LGBTQ + homeless youth warm, will make his New York City debut in a benefit concert, Austin Rivers: Chase the Rainbow.

Knit the Rainbow (KtR) is a nonprofit organization founded by Rivers, whose mission is to collect handmade knit and crochet winter clothes from across the country and distribute them to homeless LGBTQ + youth. . 100% of the proceeds from this cabaret will be donated to KtR, helping the organization with storage, transportation, delivery, community outreach programs and supplies, roundtables, marketing, advertising and operating costs.

In its first year, KtR collected over 4,000 garments from volunteers in 29 states and 3 countries, distributing them through 10 partnerships with community organizations in New York City, including the Ali Forney Center, the Hetrick- Martin Institute, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and WANA Community Resource Center.

“I started Knit the Rainbow as a way to help LGBTQ + youth after hearing the staggering statistics on homelessness in New York City. I couldn’t build a shelter, but I could knit! Now I have the opportunity to donate fiber artists across the country and the world, a hopeful and impactful reason to manufacture while helping the most vulnerable survive the city’s cold winters. “

“As a singer, I can use my voice to help advance the mission of the organization. This concert is a dream that fulfills my love of singing and the love I have for my community.”

Austin has been a professional singer for 10 years, gracing stages nationally and internationally with his powerful vocal skills and energetic performances. Austin Rivers: Chase the Rainbow will take you on a journey through the LGBTQ + pride flag designed by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, where he gave meaning to each of the six colors.

Join Austin and his band at Don’t Tell Mama NYC on November 14 at 7 p.m. for a musical rendition of the Pride Flag featuring songs from Stephen Sondheim, Pasek & Paul, Beyoncé, Shania Twain, Marvin Gaye, and more! The concert will also include raffle prizes and a virtual silent auction.

There is a cover charge of $ 25.00 per person with a reservation and a cover charge of $ 30.00 per person without a reservation.

Don’t Tell Mama NYC is cash only, requires a minimum of 2 drinks and proof of vaccination, and offers a food menu. Seating starts at 6.15pm and the concert lasts approximately 75 minutes.

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