The Grooves Plays at Fundraiser for Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

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Sixth annual Pearls of Art Gala to feature the popular Austin band the Grooves.

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March 25, 2013 – The Grooves recently performed at the sixth annual Pearls of Art gala, which was held Saturday night at Union Station at Minute Maid Park. The annual benefit raises money for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases some of the best art in Texas.

The Grooves is one of the most in-demand bands in Austin, performing at fundraisers, weddings, and corporate parties. Blending music from all decades, The Grooves has a versatility that works for a variety of occasions, from the most formal to the most casual.

The art gala attracts some of the city’s most prominent business professionals and politicians, The Grooves explains. Each year, the event brings together 300 to 400 guests for the cocktail reception, which is followed by an evening of dinner and dancing. This year’s event was titled “Once in a Blue Moon” and honored State Representative Patricia Harless and Sam Harless.

As the daughter of Pearl Fincher, Representative Harless has a special attachment to the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Representative Harless has served on the board of directors for the Pearl Fincher Museum and is an avid supporter of the museum’s activities. She is known as an active leader in the community, serving on numerous boards to help strengthen northwest Harris County.

Being a part of the event allowed The Grooves to highlight the great local music of bands in Austin. The Grooves travels throughout Texas to perform at events of all types, with performances that include a variety show where the band wears fun costumes. The Grooves has played at the Miss USA pageant and at corporate events for Dell, Blue Cross Blue Shield, McDonald’s, Exxon, and much more. Consistently, The Grooves is requested for events whenever great Austin Bands are showcased.

The Grooves played from 7:30 to 11:30 Saturday evening, keeping attendees dancing throughout the night. In addition to entertaining attendees at events, The Grooves also acts as a Master of Ceremonies when requested, making announcements to move things along and providing microphones to event leaders as needed. To make events more memorable, The Grooves always strives to perform at a level that is conducive to conversation. For this reason, The Grooves stands apart among local Austin Bands.

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts began in 2008 to showcase world-class artwork. Through generous grants and donations, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts brings these exhibitions to the northwest Houston area. Events like the sixth annual Pearls of Art gala allow the museum to continue to bring artwork to Texas residents as part of the

Cypress Creek Cultural District. This area is also home to the Barbara Bush Library and The Centrium.

Those looking for great Austin bands can preview The Grooves’ live music on the band’s website. The Austin-area band is regularly booked by corporations for events based solely on this video, only to be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the performance in person. For more information on this Austin band or to book the band for an upcoming wedding or special event, visit

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