Trampled By Turtles to Headline Band Together Saturday Night | Music
Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Friday, May 13, 2016

Trampled By Turtles to Headline Band Together Saturday Night

Posted by on Fri, May 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM

click to enlarge Trampled by Turtles, headlining Band Together's Main Event Saturday night - COURTESY OF MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL
  • Courtesy of Monterey International
  • Trampled by Turtles, headlining Band Together's Main Event Saturday night
When Trampled by Turtles headlines Red Hat Amphitheater Saturday night, the progressive string band will do more than just burn through breakneck bluegrass-based numbers and dark bouts of folk balladry. As the top draw for Band Together's annual Main Event, the Minnesota quintet will help the Raleigh charity close on a goal to raise $1 million for the Triangle nonprofit Kidznotes, which introduces students at underserved local elementary schools to classical music while providing them with weekly lessons.

So far, Kidznotes participants have shown improved attendance, grades, test scores, and other academic indicators; during Band Together’s year-long partnership, it aims to double Kidznotes capacity from three hundred to six hundred children. 

Those currently involved in Kidznotes are already starting to see benefits from being chosen as Band Together’s annual charity partner, too. Saturday’s event will feature a surely special moment when the Kidznotes All Stars take to one of the biggest stages in the state just before the headliners. They’ll follow this year’s winner of Band Together’s Last Band Standing battle, Boone’s funk fusionists Dr. Bacon—and Vermont trio The Devil Makes Three, whose roots revivalism mashes together ragtime, blues, and rockabilly.

Tickets for the Main Event are $20-$200 with a 6:30 p.m. start, and Deep South hosts an after party featuring Christiane & The Strays. If you're unable to attend but still interested in supporting Kidznotes, Band Together has a slew of intriguing items up for auction including handwritten lyrics from local bands, vacation getaways, dinner packages, private dining or music experiences, VIP passes to Hopscotch, and plenty more. Donations to the organization can also be made online as individual gifts or corporate sponsorships.

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music



Twitter Activity

Comments

First off, I'd like to point out the irony of the statement, "especially when it's deployed by white men" in …

by nobody important on Heading to Biff Rose Tonight? You Might Want to Check His Website. (Music)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

First off, I'd like to point out the irony of the statement, "especially when it's deployed by white men" in …

by nobody important on Heading to Biff Rose Tonight? You Might Want to Check His Website. (Music)

Too bad! You don't know who you are talking about. People these days have become so judgmental and eager to …

by Jennifer Pendur on Heading to Biff Rose Tonight? You Might Want to Check His Website. (Music)

Biff Rose is a sad old bore.

Thank you for protecting people from him.

Just kidding, he …

by Merkley on Heading to Biff Rose Tonight? You Might Want to Check His Website. (Music)

I know that the owners of Neptune's embrace diversity and abhor bigotry. A mistake made? I am sure they think …

by Lisa Lewis on Heading to Biff Rose Tonight? You Might Want to Check His Website. (Music)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation