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Thu, November 09, 2023 at 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM CT

2023 Breakthrough Benefit Concert

Creating paths to postsecondary success for Central Texas students who aspire to reach their potential through the life-changing power of a college degree.


Each fall, Central Texans come together at the annual Breakthrough Benefit Concert to make a difference for students in our community. Join us on November 9 at 800 Congress to celebrate and support our nearly 3,000 students. Together, we can help pave the way to postsecondary success for Central Texas youth who aspire to realize their fullest potential through the transformative power of a college degree.

This year’s event includes a silent auction, heavy and drinks, a program, and an exclusive concert by 2023's Austin Music Awards Artist of the Year, SirWoman. Additional details will be posted to this page leading up to the event.



Every child should have the opportunity to benefit from the life-changing power of a college degree. However, in Central Texas, only 1 in 4 high school graduates go on to earn a college degree or certificate. For students from under-resourced communities, that number drops to just 1 in 8. That is why Breakthrough makes a long-term commitment, starting as early as 6th grade, to create a path to and through college for students who will be the first in their families to graduate. Breakthrough students, even when compared to students with similar demographics and academic standing, are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers. Learn more about our impact here. Learn more about impact here



Event Basics
Venue: 800 Congress
Time: 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Attire: Business casual/concert chic
Atmosphere: Indoor with open garage patio
Seating: Available, but limited

Please email if you have accessibility needs.


Event Schedule 
6:30 PM Doors Open & Cocktail Hour
7:15 PM Event Program & Giving 
8:00 PM Sir Woman takes the stage
10:00 PM Raffle & Silent Auction closes & Event ends


Parking and Rideshare
There is a self-parking garage one block from the venue at 816 Colorado. Breakthrough has secured a discounted rate of $10 per car between the hours of 5pm and 12am. If you prefer to arrive via rideshare, we are offering a Lyft Promo Code worth up to $20 to get to and from the venue. Use the code BTBC2023 to redeem your credit.

Pleas note: Due to an upcoming festival, Congress Ave is closed between 8th and 11th this evening. Don't worry! You can still park at the event garage (816 Colorado) or arrive in style using Lyft code BTBC2023.

Food & Drink
Guests are invited to enjoy heavy bites and a hosted bar throughout the night. Passed and buffet hors d’oeuvres include select vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact

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