A local group out of the Corpus Christi area will be holding an event that will benefit the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries.

The group, called My 361 Live, is dedicated to supporting the local scene including, but not limited to local bands, local artists, local photographers, local street performers, venues and everyone else who helps to contribute to Corpus Christi and the surrounding 361 area scene.

The group is putting together an event called My 361 Live Local Music Slam on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 at Zero’s Hard Rock Club in Corpus Christi. Several bands from the area have already signed up to perform at the event. Steadfast from Robstown is scheduled to perform along with Surrounded by Wolves from Alice as well.

“Both bands have a good following but Surrounded By Wolves is really making a name for themselves with their music and choreographed performances. Kind of like the Jackson 5 of metal,” Philip Perez said. Perez is owner of the group and coordinating the event.

Bands from Victoria, Beeville, Kingsville, Port Aransas and Corpus Christi are also scheduled to perform. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries (STCHM).

“Actually when we were brainstorming different causes, my wife, Jennifer, mentioned this one because her mom works in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Bay Area Hospital,” Perez said. “A lot of babies are born addicted to drugs and STCHM offers temporary and many times permanent housing and care for these babies who are sometimes taken from their parents. They also offer individual and family counseling to these parents.”

STCHM offers assistance in Victoria, Corpus Christi and Beeville. Zero Hard Rock Club is providing their venue free of charge, Perez said the owner, Mark Sieber, always provides his place for benefits such as this.

“We chose [STCHM] because they are not government funded and rely on donations,” Perez said. “What we make may not make a big impact on them but I think this is a way to show the community that even metal heads can be caring enough to support a good cause.”

Twenty bands total are signed up to perform each having 25 minutes on set and 15 minutes in between for change overs. A raffle will also be held to help raise more money. Joe’s Dallas Cowboys Bus Tours donated two round trip spots to see the Dallas Cowboys play against the Rams, lodging included. Guitar Center of Corpus Christi donated a guitar, Concrete Street Amphitheater donated tickets to see Five Finger Death Punch, Metal Shop, Metalachi and a four pack to Hurricane Ally Waterpark. Puff and Stuff donated a brownie bits basket valued at $200 and II Art Tattoo Group donated a few items as well.

“I invite everyone out to support a good cause and local musicians who are donated their time and talents to a great and important cause,” Perez said.

Perez said he’s still taking donates for the raffle. If anyone would like to donate, you can contact him on their Facebook page at facebook.com/my361live.

Zero’s Hard Rock Club is located at 6327 McArdle Rd and there will be a cover to get into the event. It will be $8 for 21 and up, $10 for minors and $6 for active military with I.D. The music will start at 7 p.m. on both nights. For more information visit at www.my361live.net.