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Band Together hosts in-person concert to benefit families struggling with poverty during COVID-19

Posted October 23, 2021 3:46 p.m. EDT

Here's some great news for music fans in the Triangle: Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle are hosting an in-person benefit concert Saturday evening.

This year's event, called Comeback Fest, is being held at Red Hat Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 23, with doors opening at 5 p.m.

The weather is ideal for an outdoor concert in downtown Raleigh, which will feature musicians like funk-soul trio Khruangbin, soul-revivalist Lee Fields and the Expressions, and legendary hip-hop MC Big Daddy Kane.

Tickets are on-sale, and all profits will support Triangle recovery and stabilization now and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated local individuals and families who were already struggling with the immense challenges that come with poverty. And for as long as it takes to help our neighbors get back on their feet, United Way will be there,” said Eric Guckian, United Way of the Greater Triangle’s President and CEO. “It’s going to take our entire community to recover and stabilize following this pandemic. We can’t think of a better way to engage all Triangle residents than through the power of music, and Band Together’s annual concert is the best one we know. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there on October 23.”

Officials say they are committed to adhering to all recommended health and safety protocols set by city and state guidelines.

"There is such power in live music that it can not only bring people together but also help in the healing process. Band Together believes we're greater together and is thrilled to team up with United Way of the Greater Triangle to help in the recovery and rebuilding process of our beloved community," said Thorne Daubenspeck, Band Together’s Executive Director. "There is light at the end of the tunnel. We look forward to working side by side with United Way to help raise money for many incredible Triangle nonprofits that serve our community."

Since its inception, Band Together has donated more than $10 million to 20 philanthropic organizations.

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