Band Together’s 3rd annual “battle of the bands” event to benefit Tammy Lynn Center

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Four Local Bands aim to be the “Last Band Standing” on March 2

Band Together’s 3rd annual “battle of the bands” event to benefit Tammy Lynn Center


Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2013) — Four of the best NC-based bands are slated to go head-to-head in the Triangle’s most energetic and philanthropic music battle. Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, will present its third annual Last Band Standing event on Saturday, March 2, at Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh. All proceeds from the event will go to support Band Together’s 2013 nonprofit partner, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Four local bands with diverse backgrounds and musical stylings – Big Fat Gap, Mac and Juice Quartet, The BeastandThe Deluge  – will compete for cash prizes and an opening spot at Band Together’s spring concert event. Each band will receive $500 plus an additional $1,000 for the winning band.

“From roots and soul, to hip-hop and jazz, to everything in between, this year’s Last Band Standing has everything a local music lover could want,” said Matt Strickland, executive director for Band Together NC. “We will continue to support the amazing talent of local musicians through annual events like Last Band Standing and the main event, and we are thrilled to be able to raise the profile of deserving local nonprofits in the process.”

Each band will perform a 30-to-40-minute set with a panel of four judges choosing the winner. Audience voting along with a new online voting contest will help decide the winner in the event of a tie among the judges. This year’s judges include Chris Malarkey, of Lincoln Theatre; Taylor Travesari, Manager for Red Hat Amphitheater; Sara Waters, Coordinator for Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival; and Evan Frazer, Senior Director of Premium Seat Sales for Live Nation.

Tickets for the third annual “Last Band Standing” are just $10 in advance for general admission or $65 in advance for the VIP experience. VIP tickets include dinner, beer and wine and a private viewing experience. Only 100 VIP tickets are available. All tickets can be purchased via Etix or by contacting The show begins at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. Footage from the second “Last Band Standing” event can be viewed on the Facebook album.

Band Together’s 2012 concert event, headlined by iconic cosmic rockers The-B-52s, attracted nearly 4,000 attendees and raised more than $566,000 for Band Together’s 2012 nonprofit partner, Urban Ministries of Wake County. To date, Band Together has donated more than $2.1 million to local nonprofits since its inception in 2001. In 2013, Band Together hopes to raise more than $850,000 for the Band Together partnership with Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

For more information about Band Together, visit, become a fan on Facebook, join their LinkedIn group or follow @bandtogethernc on Twitter. To learn more about Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, visit

About Band Together NC

Band Together NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders and volunteers from across the Triangle. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has donated $2,034,000 to philanthropic organizations through one mission: using live music as a platform for social change. Band Together’s annual concert event is organized and led by a team of more than 500 volunteers.


About Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities

Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. Founded in 1969, the center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities 510(c)(3), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, visit

All proceeds from the 2013 Band Together–Tammy Lynn Center partnership benefit Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. to support the following programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities:  Community Residential, Respite Care, Early Childhood Intervention and non-Medicaid Day Services.

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