More than $70,000 was raised during the 24th annual KNBT Americana Music Jam that was held at Gruene Hall on May 22, according to a press release from Gruene Hall.

After a two-year hiatus, this year’s event featured performers including Robert Earl Keen, Radney Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Randy Rogers and more.

The annual jam is a celebration of Americana music and was sponsored by a variety of local businesses, according to the release.

Following the event, presenters donated $35,031 each to the Crisis Center of Comal County and The Hill Country Youth Orchestra.

The crisis center was founded in 1986 as a women’s center before expanding in 2000 to become a nine-bedroom full-service emergency shelter, according to the organization.

On April 13 a fire broke out at the organization’s Common Street family shelter, according to a statement from the organization.

Efforts to find a space to safely and securely house clients is underway, and officials with the organization hope to return to the original building once it is repaired. Funds donated through the music jam will be used for these projects, according to the Gruene Hall press release.

The Hill Country Youth Orchestra was founded in 1995 and provides music education and orchestra performance experience for students, according to the organization website.