"Homelessness doesn't have to be hopelessness. Motivated by the love of God, The Salvation Army Austin is committed to providing a hand up, not a hand out to those who find themselves unable to provide the most basic needs of food and shelter for their families. "

− Major Andrew Kelly, Austin Area Commander

"Last year 73% of those sheltered by The Salvation Army Austin were women and children. The goal of Rock the Red Kettle ATX is to inspire the good people of our prosperous community to donate generously this holiday season to help those in greatest need move from homelessness to self-sufficiency."

− Major Amy Kelly, Austin Associate Area Commander


Concert: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 6-9 p.m.  Doors open at 5 p.m.

Golf: Monday, November 21, 2016 (Registration opens at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 10 a.m.)

(2017 updates coming soon)


This year’s concert took place at the beautiful LifeAustin Amphitheatre in the heart of the Hill Country. Our golf invitational took place at the world-renowned Omni Barton Creek Resort. Stay tuned for 2017 updates!


Concert: Texas singer-songwriter, Cory Morrow is joined onstage by his closest friends from the Texas music scene for an unforgettable night of music.

Golf:  Come golf with Joe Ogilvie, Cory Morrow and other noted sports and entertainment celebrities.


Help us shine a light on those experiencing homelessness. Give back to those in need in the live music capital of the world through the power of music and community.

 “KOKE FM is proud to bring this concert to Austin. We want to shine a light on the growing number of women and children experiencing homelessness in this community. No one does more to help these women and children than The Salvation Army.”
– Bob Cole, Owner, KOKE FM
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A Message of Gratitude from Cory Morrow

“Thank you, friends!I cannot begin to express my gratitude and joy for what God has done through Rock The Red Kettle ATX! With hearts wide open, the people of Austin came together this November and gave like I’ve never seen before! The Salvation Army stole my heart three years ago with what they are doing for women and children experiencing homelessness. Today we stand here stronger than ever because of the miraculous and inspiring support from our community!”

Musicians Wanted

The music continues after the concert! Spearheaded by Austin’s own Cory Morrow, Rock the Red Kettle ATX is also a project that enlists artists of all genres to perform for half an hour next to one of the Army’s ubiquitous Red Kettles in the Live Music Capital of the World during the Christmas season. Artists who donate their time are encouraged to promote their performance on social media to get as many of their fans as possible to come out and show their support for the music and for The Salvation Army in Austin.

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Performance Availability

Rock The Red Kettle ATX Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament

The inaugural Rock The Red Kettle Celebrity Invitational is your opportunity to tee it up with Joe Ogilvie and other celebrities from the PGA Tour, Major League Baseball and the Texas music scene at one of the finest resort golf courses in the region – Omni Barton Creek Crenshaw Cliffside – while supporting The Salvation Army services for local women and children.All packages include seats at the Rock The Red Kettle concert on Sunday night, a private reception and many other perks.For more information on how you can receive your invitation to participate in this unforgettable event, click here.

Volunteers Needed

We need LOTS of volunteers to help make these events successful. Look for Rock The Red Kettle ATX Concert and Golf opportunities for Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21. Just click on the one you like to sign up.Volunteers will be treated to snacks and lunch or dinner. Concert volunteers may stay to enjoy the concert. Get a group together and sign up to volunteer for one or both events!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Horizon Bank

Legacy Mutual

Cathy & Randy Present

Red River Waste Solutions

The Daetwyler Family

Polly & Phil Diebel

Dubois, Bryant & Campbell / Cushman & Wakefield

Capitol Chevrolet

Comanche Holdings, LLC


Lehman Associates

Cori Modisett

Moët Hennessy USA

Katherine Nelson

Norwood Tower LP

Larry & Dare O’Donnell

Colleen & Joe Ogilivie

Susan and Bill Sealy

Sense Corp

Spillar Custom Hitches

Sportsmobile of Texas

TrueSense Marketing

Carson & Lara Vaughn

Pam & Neel White

Woodgen LLC

Mary & Howard Yancy

Auction Source
Patsy & Malcolm Bailey
Bill Blodgett
The Clubs at Houston Oaks
Dale & Sandy Cooper
D & M Leasing
Carol & James P. Hicks – Canyon, Texas
Denise & Ken Jenkines
Jackson Walker LLP
J. Hilburn Custom Men’s Clothier – Lauren Powers
Kim & Keith Kleinhans
Maggie Louise Confections
Moonshine Sweet Tea
MQ&C Advertising
Northstar Bank
Party Cat
Platinum Ranches
Real Life Real Music
Bill Rhea
Rudy’s Country Store Bar-B-Q
Jamille & Ryan Ruebsahm
Square One Consultants
Summer Energy
Tecovas Boots
Texas Allergy & Wellness
Town & Country Leathers
Neil Short / Jason Sharpe – UBS Financial Services
Donna & Robert Wells
Frank West
Zuma Office Supply


Al Biernat’s
Armstrong Community Music School
Austin Artisan
Avant Garde Jewelers
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
Brilliant Sky Toys
Blo – Blow Dry Bar
BSG Security Services, LLC
Capital Crawfish Company
Capra & Cavelli
Champions Westlake
Clay Corn
Clint Orms Engravers and Silversmiths
Coutures by Laura
Criquet Shirts
Diane Stevens Skin Care
Dougie Shayne
Embellish Nails
Eyecare Essentials
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fight Club Austin
Flipintex Fotos
Freddie Proffitt
Gene Watson
Gibson Guitars
Happy Place
Hat Creek Burgers
Hills Café
Hotel Van Zandt
Heli Gunner
Hutson Clothing
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
iGnite Your Life
J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier
Kendra Scott
Kerri Lohmeier Photography
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Lost Creek Country Club
Lyssy and Eckel Feeds
Magnolia Hotel – Dallas Downtown
Maudie’s Tex-Mex
Paloma Pachanga
Pecos Crafted LLC
Personally Yours
Pilates 360
Plata Grande
Ramirez & Sons Builders
Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ
Samuels Diamonds
Small Victory
Sock Club
Soy Austin
Sportsman’s Finest
Sterling & Catherine Howry
Taryn Munford
Texas Honey Ham Company
The Salt Lick BBQ
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Top Golf
Warwick Melrose – Dallas
Westbank Flower Market
Window Genie of West Austin

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RTRK ATX Celebrity Golf Invitational
Omni Barton Creek
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735

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8901 TX-71
Austin, Texas 78735

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