April 2013 Newsletter


 In this issue:

Band Together All-Hands Volunteer Meeting!

WHEN: Monday April 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lincoln Theatre – 126 E Cabarrus St Raleigh, NC 27601 (Please do not park in the gravel lot to the right of the Lincoln Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the deck across Cabarrus St.)
WHY: To get rallied up for the main event on May 4! Plus, discounted drinks, and you might win a door prize!
We need you and hope you’ll join us!

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Full Lineup Set for our May 4 Event!

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Delta Rae

Thought it couldn’t get any better than 4-time Grammy winner, Lyle Lovett and “Last Band Standing” winner Mac & Juice Quartet at our main event? Think again. We’ve filled the bill for our concert on May 4, and we hope you think the line up is one of our best, with local favorites and crowd-pleasers Delta Rae and Chatham County Line joining headliner Lyle Lovett on Saturday, May 4 at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.

Durham-based Delta Rae fuses inspired four-part harmonies with a rich Carolina soul. Dubbed as “Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac,” the Alt-Pop band boasts four lead singers whose music incorporates all aspects of Americana including Gospel, Country, Blue Grass and Blues. They’ve appeared on VH-1, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and recently at SXSW (South by Southwest), and have headlined shows to sold-out crowds on both coasts.


Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line combines a rock ’n’ roll sensibility with bluegrass, folk and country, and after six albums in the U.S., continues to amaze and gain fans far beyond North Carolina’s borders. Favorites at festivals such as as Merlefest, Grey Fox, Rockygrass, Shakori Hills and Pickin’ in the Pines, Chatham County Line brings another diverse blend of music to a rich lineup at the May 4 event.

Get your tickets now for our May 4 event at Booth Amphitheatre, featuring Lyle Lovett with supporting acts Delta Rae, Chatham County Line and Mac and Juice. We’re aiming to raise $850,000 to benefit Band Together’s 2013 nonprofit partner, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

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Fundraising Update: $705,000 and Still Rising

We’ve got a month to go to reach our goal of $850,000 for Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) and the momentum is working in our favor! We couldn’t be more thankful for the gracious support of the many sponsors who are making this possible – our biggest year EVER! If you’d like to support the event – beyond buying a ticket – or know a business that might want to be a sponsor, check our sponsor section for information and a breakdown of sponsor opportunities. You can also see the generous supporters for our 2013 event here.

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.

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April 11th Social at The Hive

Celebrate our raising $705,000 of our $850,000 goal!!! Join us upstairs at The Hive at Busy Bee Cafe on April 11th from 6 – 9pm for The Hive’s wonderful rooftop patio, fun drink specials, delicious appetizers, and live music with Michael Rank and Stag (Acoustic)- to get us in the mood for our May concert with Lyle Lovett, Delta Rae, Chatham County Line, and Mac and Juice! And just like all our socials, this one’s free!


  • When: Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Where: The Hive (upstairs at the Busy Bee), 225 S. Wilmington Street in Raleigh
  • What: Free! Good people, tasty food, and drink specials. No covers or asks for money. Ever.
  • Who: Anyone who wants to help Band Together and our amazing nonprofit partners raise the bar. Bring friends!
  • Why: To raise our glasses to the Band Together/Tammy Lynn Center partnership! We’ll have less than a month to go, and now’s the time to get ready and make a difference as we prepare to raise $850,000 for the Band Together partnership with Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.
  • How: Our good friends and sponsors at S&A Cherokee.
  • BONUS: Free appetizers, $4 “Band Together Brewskis” (local pints) and $5 “She’s No Lady Sangrias”. ( She’s No Lady was a big hit for Lyle Lovett) – plus live music from Michael Rank & Stag Acoustic.


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Matt “Moose” Strickland wins 40 Under 40 Award

Matt StricklandIn lieu of our monthly Moose Tracks (words of wisdom from Band Together’s awesome executive director Matt Strickland), we’re taking over his column to wish him a rousing congratulations. Our heart-of-gold leader was just named to the 2013 40 Under 40 class by the Triangle Business Journal – an award bestowed upon only those in The Triangle who are making a significant impact in the business and philanthropic communities. We couldn’t be prouder! A big round of applause to Matt and the other 39 recipients – many of whom have deep ties to Band Together! Check out the whole list here.

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Drink from the Lovin’ Cup on May 4

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

To the Band Together Family and Volunteers:
Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLC) was founded in 1969 out of a mother’s love for her child. The organization is honored to serve nearly 400 families every year, including children and adults of all ages and all abilities. Whether a child was born with disabilities or a child became disabled as the result of an accident, TLC exists because the need is so great and parents want so much for their children.

We are grateful to have been selected as the 2013 Band Together partner and can hardly believe that we are less than a month away from the Main Event! With the funds raised through this partnership, we plan to serve more children in early education, maximize abilities with technology and save lives with an inline oxygen system. These expansions and enhancements of services would not be possible without your support through Band Together. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

When we were selected, we created a thank you video to Band Together. Even if you’ve already seen it, we hope you will watch it again. With the Rolling Stones “Lovin’ Cup” in the background, we invite you to “Drink from the Lovin’ Cup” on May 4th and help us Raise Funds, Raise Awareness and Raise the Bar for developmental disabilities.

Sarah Crawford
Director of Development, Tammy Lynn Center

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