Belly Up Announces Banding Together Benefit!

Belly Up collects instruments for local nonprofit Banding Together for week in October, with benefit concert to help kids with special needs

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Belly Up will be collecting instruments from 12-5pm every day the week of Monday Oct 24 to Friday Oct 28 for Banding Together, a local organization that gives music therapy scholarships, instruments, and mentorships with local musicians to eligible kids with special needs like autism and Down syndrome.

All rhythm and percussion instruments will be put to good use in drum circles and weekly therapy with kids from age 3 – 13.  Guitars, bass, acoustic and electric as well as drum kits would be useful for our teens in adaptive bands to practice social skills.  Amps and keyboards are needed as well. Banding Together hosts a series of Youth Helping Youth coffeehouse gigs and needs mics, mic stands, and a portable PA system for those.  When in doubt, call or write to see if we can use your instrument or musical equipment.

FM 94.9’s Steven Woods will emcee our Banding Together show on Tues Oct 25 with Michael Tiernan, Matt Curreri, Megan Combs, Ryan Honeycutt, and DJ Man Cat. $1 from each ticket will go to Banding Together. Tickets are on sale now for $11

Please email Meryl at for more information on how to donate your instrument, or for more information on how to help with this night.

Tickets for 21 and over. For more info on this show, please contact our box office at 858 481 8140, or log on to

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