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With eyes on the presidential stage, Austin-based psychedelic soul duo Black Pumas will perform their Grammy-nominated song, "Colors," at Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' inaugural fundraiser on Wednesday.


With just a mere eight days before Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, Black Pumas announced via Twitter that they will join other performers and celebrities like Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter and Renee Elise Goldsberry at the virtual fundraiser tomorrow.

The vice president and president-elect have begun fundraising for their inaugural season and first 100 days in office. Due to the pandemic, traditional ceremonies will be made virtual and initial fundraisers have been put in place to help cover the costs of the transition. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Harris was left with roughly $60,000 in political action committee funds leftover from her presidential campaign, which she plans to donate to three charities in her home state of California.

Black Pumas said they were honored to be involved in the fundraiser, in their Twitter post.

Black Pumas had an exciting 2020, despite the pandemic. The duo was recently nominated for three 2021 Grammys: "Album of the Year," "Record of the Year," "Best American Roots Performance" and will be pit against huge stars like Beyoncé, Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion.

The band also has a designated holiday in Austin, May 7, which was coined by Mayor Steve Adler.

Attendance to the fundraiser comes with a price tag, starting at $250 per "attendee" and ranging upward to the $10,000 "champion" range. There is one more level, "co-host" for $25,000, which is sold out.

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The long-awaited day is here; Austin FC takes the field with LAFC. (Austonia)

It's matchday! Austin FC—Austin's first major league sport team—kicks off its debut season in Los Angeles today after years in the making. We know how much this means to our beloved city and are taking you along with us as we journey to LA!

Austin FC writer Claire Partain and I are excited to bring you game-day coverage straight from the City of Angels. Check back here for updates, and visit our socials: @austonianews for the latest.

5 p.m: Kickoff!

It's finally here! Claire will be updating Austonia's Twitter account live. And we'll post her game recap after the game. Best of luck Verdes!

4:40 p.m: Excitement radiates back home

Watch parties are in plenty supply back home. Austonia's Laura Figi visited Circle Brewing Co. and found a crowd of excited supporters.

4:20 p.m: Austin FC supporters are in the stadium

Although the Banc of California Stadium is hosting the match at limited capacity, we see some green in the stands ahead of kickoff. Just moments away from the Austin FC's debut!

~3:20 p.m: Austin FC's team bus enters the stadium grounds

With a warm welcome from Los Verdes, Austin FC players were welcomed into the Banc of California Stadium.

~1 p.m: Los Verdes in LA

(Rigo Rodriguez/Los Verdes)

Austin FC supporters are making their presence known in LA, including the Los Verdes group.

Los Verdes members started having match-day fun around the area this morning with brunch. We'll be joining them about an hour before the game outside the stadium to share some of their excitement. We'll post immediately to Austonia's Instagram.

11:45 a.m: We landed!

View from hotel room where we're staying; the stadium digital sign can be seen in the right corner. (Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Switching over to pacific time, we're here and it's almost like no time went by. It's 9:45 a.m. here.

We've been in contact with Los Verdes, an Austin FC supporter group, who is also here in LA counting down to kickoff.

8:20 a.m: LA bound

Like many of you, we've been looking forward to this moment for, let's just say, a very long time. Today, we woke up bright and early, headed to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and hopped on a flight to LA.

A gloomy day in Austin with a very quiet airport, we're headed to sunny skies in California.

As we wait for the game to start at 4:30 p.m., check out Claire's preview of the game with a predicted lineup and timeline of the long journey to get here.