NC based non-profit, Band Together, raises funds and awareness for select nonprofits through events that showcase and support musical talent. Over the organizations brief history they've raised over 1.5 million dollars and in 2012 they have a projected goal of raising $600,000! This year's beneficiary is the Urban Ministries of Wake County - working to alleviate the effects of poverty by meeting people's basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare. Services in high demand while the nation's economy slowly rises out of the recent recession.
Band Together's first event of 2012 was their 2nd Annual Last Band Standing. Four regional talents come together to compete for cash and notoriety. This year's competition featured LiLa, Mipso Trio, the Lizzy Ross Band and the BIG Something. Music Industry judges and the audience combine votes to determine the winner. Part of the audience vote was determined by canned food donations - a brilliant move as the night garnered well over 1,000 cans that will help fill the coffers of the food bank at Urban Ministries. Fans and supporters won as well, being treated to an excellent night of music and merriment while supporting a great cause.
After the final results were tabulated, HGMN's own, BIG Something took home the grand prize! They received a nice cash prize which they say will help fund their forthcoming studio CD currently being recorded by Grammy nominated producer, John Custer. They'll also get additional exposure via an opening slot for a well know national act at Band Together's big event held May 12 at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheater.
Congratulations BIG Something and many kudos as well to Band Together for putting some "fun" into fundraising!
Learn more at http://www.BandTogetherNC.org
Listen to BIG Something's winning set free on Archive.org