Rock Your HeART Out 2018!

Rock Your HeART Out 2018 Is Coming

Are. You. Ready?


Now in its third year, RYHO pairs up local artists and former HRI clients to create Art: each piece of art is a way of translating treacherous journeys that our former clients have encountered, into beacons of Hope. RYHO also presents a mini-documentary at the event that chronicles the process of the Artist+Client pair creating their artwork. This artwork is auctioned off at RYHO, to benefit Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.


Each year, RYHO presents a musical act that is not only recognized for their art but for their social awareness as well. Our musical acts are as devoted to making our city better as we are! Their Music will blow your socks off and their Heart will melt yours.


All proceeds from RYHO are directed towards Human Rights Initiative of North Texas that provides 100% free legal and social services for vulnerable immigrants and refugees in the North Texas area. Because of HRI’s unique pro bono model, every dollar coming into the agency is multiplied by nearly five (5) times through the service donations of our volunteer attorneys. In 2017, volunteers donated over $4.2 Million in legal services to HRI clients!

Saturday – October 27, 2018 – 8PM 

Life In Deep Ellum.

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Headliner, BOMBASTA!

South Texas “barrio-big-band” Bombasta blends horn-driven cumbia rhythms with politically-charged, cerebral flows into an infectious, borderless, Spanglish dance party for the 21st century. The energy of their spirited live shows vibrantly redefines protest music with inspired unencumbered compositions, revealing honest, resistance themed vocals that ring true now more than ever.

After successfully navigating the Texas live music scene for over a decade, Bombasta has been recognized as Artists of the Year and Best Latin Alternative Band by peers & publications across the Lone Star State. This veteran ensemble is now spreading their conscious crusade from festival and theater stages, to the studio with their long awaited full length album. (from Bombasta’s website,


Featured Artists, STORYTELLERS

“I was greatly blessed to be one of the artists for HRI’s Rock Your Heart Out event last year. As an artist, I was stretched by a story and driven by a passion beyond my own. As a person, I was totally floored by the beauty of human resilience and inspired by the hearts of everyone who serves with the organization.” Said Kelly Clemons, one of the artists from a RYHO event.

The RYHO artists gained national recognition last year as our artist-client pairs shared their perspectives on art as a means to carry forth justice and awareness. Previously our artists have brought the bravery of our clients to fruition in the form of photography, paint, and various media.

Press Opportunities include interviews with visual artists and clients.

About Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas is a local nonprofit organization serving Dallas’ most vulnerable population: immigrants and asylum seekers. Founded in 2001, HRI provides free legal and social services to immigrants and asylum seekers who have been tortured and abused and are living below the line of poverty in the DFW metroplex. Along with a network of more than 600 pro bono attorneys and HRI Ambassadors, HRI has seen hundreds of defenseless immigrants through to safety and security within the U.S. borders. Many of our clients have become successful business owners, teachers, nurses, and independent contributing members of the community.