Band Together already has raised more
than $800,000 for the Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh, Band Together executive director
Matt Strickland said Friday.
The effort will culminate in a
concert May 4 at Koka Booth Ampitheatre in Cary. Lyle Lovett will be this
year's headline act for Band Together, joined by Delta Rae, Chatham County Line
and Mac and Juice.
WNCN is the media partner for Band
Together, which uses live music as a platform for social change. WNCN's Penn
Holderness and Page Crawford will be on stage hosting the event.
Band Together was founded to spark
charitable work after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The Tammy Lynn Center helps children
and adults with developmental disabilities. WNCN's Penn Holderness and Page
Crawford will be on stage hosting the event.
Last year, Band Together
raised $566,000 for Urban Ministries of Wake County. The effort, founded to
spark charitable work after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, plans to raise even
more this year.
Lovett is well-known to music fans
as a singer, composer and actor with a broad career that spans 14 albums. The
Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and
blues in a convention-defying manner.
Lovett has appeared in 13 feature
films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the
four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association's inaugural
Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.
Lovett has been touring in support
of Release Me since its release in February. The album was No. 1 for
several weeks on the Americana charts. Release Me is quintessential
Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his
favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep
talents, but also the diversity of his influences.