Cary, NC- Lyle Lovett will play at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre this Saturday (May 4) in a concert that has a lofty goal: to raise $850,000 for the Tammy Lynn Center. To reach that goal, organizers , Band Together NC, are pushing for the show to sell out of tickets.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Band Together partnership with Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The $850,000 will go to help TLC expand their educational, residential, therapeutic and family support services to children and adults with special needs.
Need a Sellout Crowd
This is the home stretch – nearing our $850K fundraising goal. To hit the mark, organizers must fill Booth Amphitheatre as much as possible and hit a threshold level of tickets. The weather of late has been a little tough on ticket sales, but the forecast calls for a beautiful weekend in Cary.
Lyle Lovett is the main act on Saturday night, but the openers are all local bands from North carolina, many hailing form the Triangle. Delta Rae (band opening for Lyle Lovett) is from Durham. They have appeared on Late Night with Jay Leno,. They played South by Southwest and will be on the bill at Coachella. Other bands Saturday include Chatham County Line from Raleigh (not Chatham County!). and the Mac & Juice Quartet from Wilmington.
Band Together’s mission is Using Live Music as a Platform for Social Change. Since its inception in 2001, Band Together has raised nearly $2.1 MILLION for Triangle-area nonprofits through concerts that combine a great party with volunteerism and community philanthropy. Last year Band Together raised $566,000 for Urban Ministries of Wake County and other recent nonprofit partners include Alliance Medical Ministry, StepUp Ministry, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle and Food Bank of Eastern NC. With only one full time staff member, Band Togethergets their mission accomplished with an army of volunteers.
Helping Here in NC
Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) is located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
The center 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.
Where Will the Funds Go?
Proceeds raised at the 2013 event will go to expanding the services offered at TLCDD, allowing the organization to make a difference for the nearly 400 families it serves. This includes investing in interactive learning technology to allow for enhanced communication, as well as securing life-saving medical equipment at TLCDD. In addition, the partnership with Band Together will allow TLCDD to hire a bilingual therapist to serve the growing needs of the Spanish-speaking community in Wake County.
Band Together Presents Lyle Lovett,
Delta Rae, Chatham County Line and Mac & Juice
In a benefit concert for the Tammy Lynn Center
Saturday May 4,
Gates open at 5:00pm, showtime is 6pm
Schedule of acts:
Mac and Juice: Crescent Deck 5:15-5:45
Chatham County Line: Main Stage 6:00-7:00
Delta Rae: Main Stage 7:30-8:30
Lyle Lovett: 9:00-11:00
For ticket info and to purchase visit Booth Amphitheatre’s website