BAND TOGETHER: Raising awareness through music, generating over one million dollars for fighting child hunger.
First a note from Band Together:
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Each year, we select a different nonprofit in the Raleigh area to partner with on a fundraising mission to raise over $1 Million through the power of live music. Our 2019 partnership with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is committed to fighting child hunger in the Triangle. The $1 Million+ raised during our partnership will fund the Child Food Hub, a 7,000 sq. ft. warehouse dedicated solely to fighting child food insecurity through programs like BackPack Buddies and School Pantries.
The Food Shuttle is a nonprofit that distributes 6 million pounds of healthy food, 42 percent of which is fresh produce, in its seven-county service area surrounding Raleigh, NC. The organization feeds people through programs including BackPack Buddies, Mobile Markets, Grocery Bags for Seniors and School Pantries, and by partnering with nearly 200 local agencies to reach people at their point of need.
I had the opportunity to cover BAND TOGETHER at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh.
This event was organized well and covered all the bases. Great food, drink, entertainment, fine music and an art sale..the whole tuna. Follow below to see how the whole event was put together…a wonderful event for a proper cause.
DJ Terminator X did a fine job gearing up the crowd.
Always after the jump shot. And Toots delivered!
The evening was an resounding success and generated over a million dollars for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Unfortunately Paul Janeway, the vocalist for St. Paul and the Broken Bones had a case of laryngitis. He had just had his appendix out several days before and has been doing his best to recover quickly…but now the laryngitis prevented him from performing this night. He promised to come back later this summer to sing for his fans and honor the many ticket holders. And yes, the latest news is that St. Paul and the Broken bones will be returning to play August 29th at Red Hat Amphitheater!
The Broken Bones played sans St. Paul. It was a beautiful night to be serenaded with the cool jazz, and it was just right. Lots of solos too, and that put the icing on the cake. Good for the ears.