Matt McCloskey Joins Musical Line Up for Boot Campaign’s “Friends With Benefits” Party During SXSW 2013

Presented by KOKE FM and Wild Turkey, Charity Event To Be Held March 12, 2013 at Peckerheads on 6th Street, Austin

Austin, TX (March 11, 2013)—Matt McCloskey joins the line up of performers for the Boot Campaign’s “Friends With Benefits” Party During SXSW 2013. Cody Canada, Sunny Sweeney, Aaron Watson, Sons of Fathers, Six Market Blvd, Midnight River Choir, The Rankin Twins, Matt McCloskey and other surprise guests will keep the party going late into the night.  KOKE FM and Wild Turkey present the Boot Campaign’s “Friends With Benefits” party during SXSW on Tuesday, March 12th at Peckerheads on Austin’s famed 6th street. Tickets are $10 and available online at

“Friends With Benefits” will directly benefit the Boot Campaign’s programs that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds.

Doors open at 7:00pm with your “Friends With Benefits” hosts Rita Ballou of Rawhide and Velvet, and KOKE FM’s Eric Raines and Drew Bennett.  The party will feature live music on two stages, raffle of autographed memorabilia, and more!  Wild Turkey and Shiner Beers will be the featured beverages of the night, with $1 per drink (Wild Turkey and Shiner Beer) donated to the Boot Campaign.

Featured raffle items include: Shiner Epiphone Flying V Guitar Signed by all “Friends with Benefits” Artists, Boot Campaign Beverage Cooler Seat signed by all Music Fest 2012 Artists, Boot Campaign “Friends With Benefits” Beverage Cooler Signed by “Friends With Benefits” Artists, and a Pair Of Boot Campaign Combat Boots Signed by Country Throwdown Artists Gary Allan, Sunny Sweeney, Flordia Georgia Line, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, and Many More. Raffle tickets are $10/one or $20/three.

“Friends With Benefits” is an intimate concert experience.  Online tickets are nearly sold out, so get yours now at 

For those who cannot attend, the Boot Campaign is partnering with KOKE-FM to offer a live radio broadcast of the concert. To listen live, log on to

The “Friends with Benefits” party wouldn’t be possible with out these supporters: KOKE-FM, Wild Turkey, Peckerheads, Rawhide and Velvet, and Shiner Beers.


*   Media Credentials:  Meghan McDermott

*   Join the line up: Larry Murray