A big crowd showed up for Band
Together's Big Cahoot on Saturday night as the charity, which uses music as the
foundation for social change, raised $12,500.
The event was held at the City
Limits Saloon in Raleigh. Old Habits opened for headliner Yarn, which brought
in a large and enthusiastic crowd. Yarn originated in New York but the lead
singer now lives in Raleigh.
A total of 547 people attended
the event. This year, Band Together's fundraising efforts will benefit
Communities in Schools of Durham and Wake counties.
"The Big Cahoot was a
special night," said Band Together Executive Director Matt Strickland.
"Any time we can mix great music, great people and a great cause, we are
making a positive impact in our community."
Last year Band Together raised
$852,000 for the Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh.
Band Together has a major event
every spring, which WNCN sponsors. The main act for 2014 has not yet been
Band Together will host its
popular Last Band Standing event March 1 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh.
Scheduled to play are Big Daddy Love; Jack the Radio; Onward, Soldiers; and The
General admission for that event
is $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.
Last year, the Mac and Juice
Quartet won Last Band Standing. Big Something won in 2012 and Lonnie Walker in
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