by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals, Eats, Events
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Photo: Flickr via Moby's Photos

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival has already started, and since everything is bigger in Texas, singer Moby has decided to throw a vegan barbecue of epic proportions to try and veg up all of the cowboys and cowgirls in Austin.

For those who may not be familiar, SXSW is one of the biggest film and music festivals in the country, attracting over 35,000 attendees. It started in 1987 and brings together members of the film, music, and new media industries. So, the fact that Moby will be promoting the veg lifestyle there is kind of amazing (especially considering that folks in Texas tend to enjoy their meat)!

The BBQ will take place on Thursday, March 17th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cheer Up Charlie’s in Austin, Texas. In addition to the vegan eats, two stages will be set up to host performances from bands and DJ’s (including Moby!), so you can get your rock on while you chow down.

Entrance to the event is free, but donations and a portion of all proceeds from the food purchases will benefit Compassion Over Killing; a non-profit animal rights group that promotes a veg lifestyle and works to end animal abuse.

Eating delicious vegan barbecue and listening to Moby sounds like a great way to spend a Thursday! Anyone out there planning to go?

Via Vegetarian Star

  • Lisamarie Dean

    How COOL is this?? And I’m OFF on St. Patty’s Day and was wondering what I was going to do, and NOW I KNOW and am SO GOING TO THIS! See you there! :)

  • Daniela

    Hi Erin, thanks so much for posting about this! I volunteer for, the local chapter of Compassion Over Killing that will receive donations from Moby’s Vegan BBQ. I just wanted to offer a correction to the time you list: the event is actually from 12 noon to 7pm on Thursday, March 17. Again, thanks for the post!

  • traci m.

    The flyer says noon-7pm, but your article says 5pm-1am… I believe the flyer is correct. I work at the building right behind cheer-up charlies, and they’re using our offices for talent green room, and have told us they’d be there from noon-7pm… Just want to make sure everyone has the correct info! Thanks!

    • Erin La Rosa

      Thanks Traci and Daniela- I’ve updated!

  • Sonia

    Umm…heck yeah!

  • The Concert Room Blog

    Skrillex opening for Moby? This is legendary. Who could miss it? Hopefully our music blog will be able to include that in the SXSW events we cover.

  • Christina Mata

    !!! Oh my! I am so excited! Yes, Texas is a place that loves it’s meat, but Austin is place that loves it’s tofu! I love Austin!

  • mister jingles

    I love Moby! He is always with the right thing in the right place!