Admission is free.
The City is coordinating the event. Mayor Meeker said that the generosity of the performing bands and corporate sponsors will ensure that all of the proceeds from the event are given to local charities dedicated to serving the needs of Raleigh’s tornado victims.
A total of 138 Raleigh homes were destroyed in the storms and nearly 700 homes sustained major damage. Raleigh sustained more than $115 million in residential and commercial structural damage.
The event’s sponsors are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Carolina Hurricanes and Rex Healthcare.
The charities that will receive the proceeds from the concert are the Salvation Army of Wake County, Centro International de Raleigh, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and the Helping Hand Mission. The United Way of the Greater Triangle is processing the donations and is not charging an administrative fee for doing so.
The bands that have signed on so far are:
The Love Language; and,
The City is holding an area-wide casting call for street performers – including jugglers, mimes, animal trainers, and dancers – to enliven the streets surrounding the amphitheater. Those who are interested should complete the form found at Rise Up Raleigh by May 27.
For more information, contact the Raleigh Convention Center at 919-996-8500 or the Public Affairs Department at 919-996-3100.