IN OCTOBER OF 2016, WE HOSTED A TWO-DAY BENEFIT WITH 32 BANDS FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
OUR FIRST FUNDRAISER RAISED $30,000 FOR SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND, DEMOCRACY NC, COME OUT & SHOW THEM, AND COMMON CAUSE NC.
We partnered with five clubs in downtown Raleigh to put on the two-day festival, which featured our favorite artists and musicians from North Carolina. We also hosted a benefit brunch at Gallo Pelón with the Old Ceremony's Django Haskins, A/V Geeks' Skip Elsheimer, Daniel Wallace, and Skylar Gudasz.
With the help of the club owners, artists, local businesses, volunteers, and attendees, we raised $30,000 for four local nonprofits (even in the midst of a devastating hurricane). Each of our beneficiaries worked on voter access and education throughout the 2016 political season.
Thanks to everyone who chipped in to make our first fundraiser a success, including our small business sponsors The Hibernian, Raleigh Beer Garden, Myriad Media, Slingshot Coffee, and Merge Records. Thanks to Paul Tuorto, who graciously created our branding, and Sam Bennett and Jared Harber, who managed our social accounts and took most of these photos. Thanks, most of all, to our community for coming out & showing them, even in bad weather.