Our 6th Annual Last Band Standing!


We are excited to announce tickets are on sale for this year’s Last Band Standing! In its sixth year, LBS promises to bring more great music and fun than ever before. And we are switching things up… we’re putting only three bands head-to-head for the title of the Last Band Standing, and later, we’ve got a late-night music set from our very talented friends, Yarn , who headlined the Big Cahoot in 2014 and 2015.

This year’s competing bands hail from Boone and Benson, NC, as well as Dayton, VA. Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts has an Alternative-Americana sound, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey is a folk & blues band, and Dr. Bacon bill themselves as an “Appalachian Funk-Grass” band. It’s a diverse, fun and upbeat lineup that will make for a great show.

Tickets are available at etix for $14.50 (Gen Adm) and $75 for VIP. VIP tickets include dinner from Bella Monica plus drinks and premier balcony viewing.

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Looking Back: The 2016 Big Cahoot


We had a great crowd at this year’s Big Cahoot, and thank you to everyone who came out for a night of music and fun. The week delay due to wintry weather couldn’t dampen spirits, and folks saw a great show with Laura Reed, the Balsa Gliders and Kate Rhudy. Be sure and check out our photos from the show on Flickr!

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Announcing our 2017 Nonprofit Partnership

We are excited to announce Band Together’s 2017 nonprofit partner… the YMCA of the Triangle’s Southeast Raleigh Promise Project. We will work with the YMCA of the Triangle on its capital campaign to make healthy living more accessible to all parts of our community. The YMCA of the Triangle started this effort by obtaining property in southeast Raleigh, which will serve as the home, or beacon site. The site will include a YMCA facility, affordable housing, a school, health care options and access to healthy food. We will officially begin our partnership in July, 2016. For more information, view our recent release.

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Welcome New Advisory Board Members

We’re pleased to announce that we’re adding two new talented folks to our advisory board; Stephanie Sanders and Jason Brodmerkel will join our existing advisory board of 54 business and community leaders.

During their three-year term, advisory board members assist with annual and long-term fundraising and provide feedback and advice to the Band Together board of directors. Learn more about Stephanie and Jason, here.

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Kiarra-headshot-5-214x300Our 2016 Partner Kidznotes in Action

Kidznotes is making meaningful changes in our community, one young musician at a time. Through the orchestral instruction they provide to students who might never experience classical music, Kidznotes is lifting up kids and schools. Along with seeing improvements in students’ grades and attendance, and fewer behavioral issues, Kidznotes is also imparting a lifelong interest in music for their students. Learn about just one of their students, Kiarra, and her successes in this Kidznotes post.

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Faire – Celebrity Bartending – Save the Date

Faire_E-versionWe’re back for another round of celebrity bartending! Thanks to our good friends at Eschelon Experiences, we’ll have some local celebs mixing up cocktails, all in support of Band Together. Join us on April 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Faire in Cameron Village. More details to come, but remember that 10 percent of all bar proceeds for the event will go to support Band Together!

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