2nd Annual 919 Music Fest Announces Performers for 2016

North Raleigh Live Event Benefits American Red Cross on Sunday, May 22

RALEIGH, NC (Tuesday, March 22,  2016) – The 2nd Annual 919 Music Fest, an all-day live music event on Sunday, May 22 in North Raleigh features a wide range of highly talented bands this year – including the legendary Band of Oz.

A benefit for the American Red Cross, Eastern North Carolina Region – and recognizing first responders and their families in the Triangle – the 919 Music Fest is open to the public and includes live entertainment throughout the day, local vendor booths, food trucks and tents, a beer and wine garden, and more.  A special Kids Zone also is planned for the family friendly event.

This year’s featured entertainment on the 919 Main Stage includes:

Four Founders (genre: mix of southern rock, blues, and North Carolina twang).  This Southern quintet returns again to the music fest and provides a refreshing musical mix that keeps the toes tapping.

Night Shift (genre: classic and contemporary rock).  A six-piece band that has performed together for more than 10 years, the high-energy Night Shift performs both classic and contemporary rock music and was a huge hit from last year.

The Tornado Blues Band, featuring the Hornados (genre: sultry blues band with an incredible horn section).  Tornado Blues Band, based in the Triangle, play many of the area’s most popular joints and clubs – and are known for keeping dance floors packed for hours.

The Jason Adamo Band (genre: covers and original songs).  Adamo – a North Carolina based soul/rock oriented singer and songwriter – has toured throughout the U.S. with such artists as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Hootie and the Blowfish and many more.

Band of Oz (genre: Motown classics and new hits, along with their signature beach music).  Band of Oz was formed in 1967 – and went on the road full time in 1977.  Since that time, the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast U.S. by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way.  One of the most successful groups in the region, the band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group that was inducted into the North Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame.

“We are thrilled to bring such an exciting lineup of live music to the region,” said Suzy Beth Sarver, publisher of 919 Magazine.  “Not only are these highly successful performers, but all are committed to putting on a high-energy show in support of a wonderful organization – the local chapter of the American Red Cross – that provides support, shelter, food, comfort and more to residents in the time of emergency.”

Organizers seek volunteers to support the effort – and vendor registration is now under way.  Additional sponsorships also are available to local businesses.  To secure vendor or sponsorship information, call 919-864-7300, email info@919Magazine.com, or visit www.919MusicFest.com.  Information also is available at www.facebook.com/919MusicFest or Click Here for Vendor/Sponsorship forms!

Individuals or groups willing to volunteer at the event may register starting in March with a link located on the music fest website.