AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. Blackthorn will be leading THAT Damned Band as they play at the Austin Forging Competition March 7th, 2020. This truly unique event celebrating the art of blacksmithing features a contestant lineup selected from the top tier of contemporary metalworkers. AFC 2020 will offer you a rare, up-close experience of the dynamic processes these accomplished artists use to manipulate their raw materials into works of art.
During the day-long event, you’ll be able to enjoy tours of the innovative and nationally-recognized Community First! Village, live music provided by several great bands, a delicious lunch (including vegetarian options) available at our on-site Community Grille, and a pop-up market where you can purchase handmade products created by our talented formerly homeless neighbors. Our resident craftspeople receive 100% of the profit from the sale of their products, enabling them to earn a dignified income, experience greater stability and encounter a greater sense of purpose.