Featuring the return of THE LOST GONZO BAND with Gary P. Nunn, Bob Livingston, John Inmon and Freddy Krc
plus MARCIA BALL, CAROLYN WONDERLAND and SHELLEY KING
With additional performances by BOB SCHNEIDER, FOLK UKE and more special guests
Trailblazers of the early Texas progressive country music scene, the Lost Gonzos are back in full force for the first time in a decade to close the show. Marcia, Carolyn and Shelley blend their talents for a unique mix of Texas blues and pure heart.
“All of these great Texas artists have supported The Nobelity Project’s work since our very beginnings,” says Nobelity Project cofounder Christy Pipkin, “as they have for countless other non-profits doing work that makes a world of difference.”
VIP PACKAGES from $500 - $50,000
Paramount Box Office Tickets $35 - $100
All proceeds support The Nobelity Project
The Nobelity Project's Feed the Peace Awards brings it all back home to the Paramount stage with an all-star show celebrating 20 years of positive change for thousands of children at home and around the world, proceeds from this evening will fund the community education and conservation initiatives of The Nobelity Project in Kenya, the US and Latin America.
“It’s great to be back in our second Austin home,” says Turk Pipkin referring to the Paramount. “A palace where I did many shows, where Christy and I performed for thousands of kids with the Austin Symphony, where all of our feature films premiered, where our UIL student film prizes are presented, and where we bring 1,000 6th graders for screenings and live calls with Kenya kids.”
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS
The Nobelity Project Feed the Peace Awards is our largest fundraiser of the year. The evening supports all of our programs as we celebrate those committed to a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Every year we bring together stars of song, stage and screen and most importantly, the people who support The Nobelity Project's work around the world.
Our 2022 event sees a return to Austin's Paramount Theatre, where it all began with the SXSW premiere screening of our film NOBELITY. Red carpet cocktail party and art auction, awards presentation, concert and musical tribute make for an amazing night that makes all of our work possible.
Past honorees include Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Dan Rather, Ben Harper and more. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 honorees!
Fun fact! The beautiful Feed the Peace Award is hand crafted by local glass and ceramics artist Kathleen Ash of Studio K in Manchaca, Texas.
Thank you for capturing many special moments over the years:
FEED THE PEACE AWARD HONOREES
Inspired by their longtime friendship with a special Texas icon, Christy and Turk came up with the idea for an award in his namesake. Willie accepted the first Feed the Peace Award and joined Lyle Lovett, Ray Benson, Robert Earl Keen, and Joe Ely in a very special guitar pull.
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS Shoes
John Paul and Eloise DeJoria
Concert featuring Carolyn Wonderland
Dick Clark, of architectural firm DC+A
Little Steven Van Zandt
Kyle Chandler and Family
Concert featuring Jimmie Vaughn and Billy Gibbons
Darden Smith for his work with SongwritingWith:Soldiers
Austin Hope for his contributions through Hope Family Wines
Concert featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard
Jerry Jeff Walker
Gilbert Tuhabonye for his work with Gilbert's Gazelles
Concert featuring Jerry Jeff with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
Concert featuring The Flatlanders
William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
2021 A Moment of Grace
Save the date! Sunday MARCH 6th...
April 2, 2010
The Nobelity Project’s Artists and Filmmakers Dinner
Forty Texas celebs, each hosting a table, will anchor this great evening. The Nobelity Project will honor Willie Nelson with the first-ever “Feed the Peace” Award, and a fantastic show will include Ruby Jane, Kat Edmonson, Ray Benson, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett and more.
Other Texas celebs attending include Bill Paxton, Ricardo Chavira, Kyle Chandler, Rick Linklater, Connie Britton, Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Shawn Colvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Hannibal Lokumbe, Charlie Sexton, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis.
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Four Seasons Hotel Austin
March 25, 2012
The Artists & Filmmakers Dinner is a fun-filled gala where there’s no back room and no black ties, just a great party and dinner that celebrates the idea and reality of hope. 45 tables are hosted by 45 legends of Texas film, music, books and more! Michael Barnes has called it “the star-studliest night of the year.”
This year the foundation is honoring Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, who has given over 2 million pairs of shoes to kids in the developing world. And the evening includes performances from New York City’s DJ Spooky with the Tosca String Quartet and an all star jam with the incomparable Joe Ely, Charlie Sexton, Shawn Colvin with special guests.
Every guest is seated at a table with a Texas star. Past table hosts have included Willie Nelson, Owen Wilson, Kyle Chandler, Nobel laureate Steve Weinberg, Bill Paxton, Ricardo Chavira, Lyle Lovett, Kinky Friedman and many more!
Excerpt from Out&About article by Michael Barnes
February 13, 2013
The Nobelity Dinner delivers more celebrity firepower than dozens of other Austin galas put together. The list of musicians, filmmakers and literary figures goes on for days. Our table was headed by unpretentious musical treasures Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis...Nearby was Ellen Richards, whose mother’s name, late Gov. Ann Richards, an early Nobelity backer, was added to a new founders award.
That honor went to John McCall, an early and generous backer of Turk and Christy Pipkin’s charity that helps people with basic needs in Kenya, Nepal and Austin — just to start. With expected saltiness, former gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman accepted in McCall’s name.
The big honor of the night is the Willie Nelson Feed the Peace Award, which was picked up by actor and musician Kris Kristofferson. Later, a priceless array of artists interpreted his songs.
Aside from the company — which included the likes of Luke Wilson, Augie Garrido, Jody Conradt, Brendan Hansen, Brad Leland, Elizabeth Avellan, Jaston Williams and Ray Benson — among the charms of this annual affair is the rare auction that is cunningly fun and over in a matter of minutes.
Like the Glimmer of Hope Foundation auction, one pays for services — a water well, a bookmobile, a school basketball court — then the buyer also receives a nice bonus such as a vacation or a festival package. It’s so much more direct than the usual folderol and it raises tens of thousands of dollars in mere minutes.
The Pipkins know how to do it right.