Comeback Fest Expected to Raise $2 Million

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Comeback Fest is expected to raise $2 million for 100 local nonprofits affected by the pandemic 

Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle Announce This Year’s Recipients 

Raleigh, N.C. (July 12, 2021) – Comeback FestBand Together and the United Way of the Greater Triangle’s benefit event is expected to raise $2 million to be evenly disbursed among 100 nonprofit organizations in the Triangle. These dollars will assist in the recovery and rebuilding of the Triangle community after COVID-19. A full list of organizations being awarded funding can be found here.  

Comeback Fest Impact Partner

Each nonprofit organization was selected through a rigorous application process and chosen for their commitment to community impact. Selected nonprofit organizations serve Wake, Durham, Orange, and Johnston counties, and meet at least one of United Way’s Three Pillars of Investment: Cradle to Career, Equity in Leadership, and Healthy Families. For more information about the Three Pillars and the nonprofit recipients, visit this link.  

“We at Transitions LifeCare could not be more honored and thrilled to be one of Comeback Fest’s non-profit recipients. We’ve been grateful to UWGT for many years for their support, and now to have Band Together include us means we can continue to provide much-needed end-of-life care and family support to more in our community,” notes Transitions LifeCare’s CEO John Thoma. “Our partnership with UWGT and Band Together enables Transitions LifeCare to create innovative solutions for delivering health care in the home, family caregiver support, and grief counseling especially as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

Comeback Fest will take place on October 23, 2021 at Red Hat Amphitheater, featuring the soul and psychedelic rock trio Khruangbin as the headliner. Opening acts include soul-revivalist Lee Fields and the Expressions and legendary hip-hop MC Big Daddy Kane. Tickets to Comeback Fest can be purchased at this ticket link. Tickets are nearly sold out, so act fast! 

Please join Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle in raising over $2 million to support the recovery of our community from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ticket sales, individual donations, and corporate sponsorships to Comeback Fest will directly support 100 of the most impactful nonprofits in the Triangle who are at the frontlines of our community’s stabilization. 


About Band Together: 

Band Together is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders and volunteers from across the Triangle. Since its inception, the organization has donated over $10 million to 20 philanthropic organizations through one mission: connecting the community to nonprofits through the power of live music. Band Together’s annual concert event is organized and led by a team of more than 200 volunteers. Band Together’s Main Event has become the Southeast’s largest annual charitable music event, bringing music with a mission to over 50,000 concert goers. 

About United Way of the Greater Triangle: 

United Way of the Greater Triangle’s mission is to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility through the power of partnerships, with support provided across four counties: Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake, NC. Through three impact focus areas – Cradle to Career, Healthy Families, and Equity in Leadership – United Way supports 85 nonprofit organizations doing the on-the-ground work needed to break the cycle of poverty. To learn more, visit 

About Transitions LifeCare: 

Founded as Hospice of Wake County in 1979, Transitions LifeCare is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive circle of expert care and support for people of all ages in Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties. Transitions LifeCare believes every individual deserves quality of life when facing a serious illness or near life’s end. The organization provides a comprehensive circle of care and support with education, as well as emotional and spiritual support for a patient’s entire family, and services are tailored to meet exact needs, wishes, and goals. For more information, visit   

Band Together, Big Daddy Kane, Comback Fest, covid-19, healthy families, impact partners, Khruangbin, Lee Fields & The Expressions, October 23, United Way Greater Triangle, UWGT
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