Eight bands take the stage for 2011 Triangle Battle of the Bands - McKinney

Eight bands take the stage for 2011 Triangle Battle of the Bands

September 22, 2011

Record number of bands and sponsors will benefit North Carolina Arts in Action

Eight corporate bands from across the Triangle will rock out at the fifth Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands on Saturday, September 24, 2011, starting at 7:30 PM. Hosted by McKinney, this year’s Battle boasts a record number of bands and sponsors, all benefiting North Carolina Arts in Action. Since the 2006 inaugural Battle, more than 20 bands have taken to the American Tobacco stage to fight for the championship and have raised more than $300,000 for local charities.

“We have quite a few superlatives this year,” said McKinney COO Joni Madison. “The most corporate bands entering the competition, the most CEO rockers in the competition, the most corporate sponsors, as well as the most VIP tables. It promises to be the biggest, baddest corporate event in the Triangle.”

The 2011 Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands lineup includes the following:

ELSTER SOLUTIONS—Killa Watts

KEYSOURCE BANK—Shades of Blue

MCKIM & CREED—Creed’s Cleanwater Revival

QUINTILES—Counting CROs

SMT—Augmented Reality

SOUTHERN ENERGY MANAGEMENT—DC/AC

SUMMIT CONSULTING—Salt Bodyne

SUNTRUST BANK—Rock SOLID

North Carolina Arts in Action (NC AIA) is an organization designed to inspire children to develop discipline, self-confidence and a sense of achievement, reaching a high standard of excellence and love of the performing arts.

Along with band performances, the kids of NC AIA will be performing a special routine. Other highlights of the evening include VIP table service from L’Uva, Tyler’s Taproom, Mellow Mushroom and Tobacco Road, raffle prizes and text-based voting to help determine the Battle winner.

The gold sponsors for this year’s Battle are American Tobacco, 8 Rivers Capital, The Herald Sun, Capitol Broadcasting Company and McKinney.

VIP tables are still available. For information on tickets and student prices, visit trianglebattle.com.

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