Asheville-based Alt-Rock Funk Band to Open Red Hat Concert

Raleigh, N.C., February 27, 2017 — Before a packed audience at Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre, The Travers Brothership bested two other bands to be named the winner of Last Band Standing 2017. The show marked Band Together’s 7th annual band competition and was in support of the nonprofit’s 2017 partnership with the YMCA of the Triangle.

Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, has become the largest charitable music event in the Southeast since its inception in 2001. This year’s partnership, which includes three live music events, aims to raise $1 million to build a YMCA in Southeast Raleigh that will serve as a beacon site to bring additional wellness, education, physical activity and nutrition, healthcare and employment opportunities to the community.

Leading the Travers Brothership are Twin brothers Eric and Kyle Travers, who have been making music and performing together since they were 13 years old. In 2012, the brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, an alternative, soul, and funk ensemble based out of Asheville, NC. Travers Brothership is currently touring the U.S. in support of “A Way To Survive” and writing songs for their highly anticipated sophomore release.

“Our 7th Last Band Standing proved to be one of the best, highest-energy band competitions we’ve had to date,” said Matt Strickland, executive director for Band Together. “The Travers Brothership was a fan favorite and the judges agreed. We’re excited to have them open our Main Event and we are grateful to the other bands who competed. Thanks to the Jon Stickley Trio and Cris Jacobs for beautiful music and participating in the event.”

Band Together also wishes to thank our local music judges for participating again; Sara Waters, Festival co-coordinator for Shakori Hills Community Arts Center & GrassRoots Festival; Taylor Travesari, Manager at Red Hat Amphitheater; and, Even Frazier, Senior Director of Premium Seat Sales at Live Nation.

To see the Travers Brothership perform at the May 6th concert with Ben Folds, click HERE for tickets. To learn more about Band Together’s previous nonprofit partners or their events, visit, become a fan on Facebook, join their LinkedIn group or follow @bandtogethernc on Twitter.


About Band Together NC
Band Together NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates under one mission: using live music as a platform for social change. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has grown to become the largest annual charitable music event in the Southeast, donating more than $6.5 million to philanthropic organizations. Band Together’s annual concert event is organized and led by a team of more than 500 volunteers from across the Triangle. For more information, visit

About YMCA of the Triangle
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of the Triangle has strengthened our community through programs for healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. The YMCA’s Annual Campaign makes it possible for everyone to participate in Y programs regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.