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Musicians Come Together to Help Grant Wishes


November 19, 2012


Asheville, NC

Asheville, N.C. - TangledBlue Productions and The Orange Peel present the Fifth Annual Benefit Concert for Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina, to take place on Thursday, December 6 at The Orange Peel. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM. 

The Benefit Concert to support Make-A-Wish is a rare opportunity to see many of the area’s top acts at The Orange Peel, voted one of the country’s top five club’s by Rolling Stone Magazine. This is an event that prior year’s attendees look forward to every year!

The Benefit Concert line-up for this year’s festivities includes:

Velvet Truckstop, an Asheville favorite whom recently played Asheville’s Downtown After 5 and has just released their new CD produced by the legendary Johnny Sandlin of the Allman Brothers Band.

Shane Pruitt Band, out of Spartanburg, S.C., who has also played the Downtown After 5 in Asheville and is a rising hot blues guitarist.

The Sharkadelics, a band straight out of Asheville, N.C., and has been one of the top rock bands of Western North Carolina.

Rory Kelly and Triple Threat, Rory is just back from a tour in Spain in which he was showcasing his new CD and is ready to rock at the Peel.

Rock Academy, We’re excited to welcome back the kids of Rock Academy as part of the line up! 

Special Guests, Ike Stubblefield…Amanda Platt…Nicky Sanders…John Keane…Tony Black…Adrian

Brinkley…Josh Phillips…Leeda Lyric…Caleb Johnson…Chris O’Neill…Austin Haynes and MORE!!

As always, we will be selling raffle tickets at the show for attendees to buy for a chance to win many donated items from our growing list of sponsors. Raffle tickets will be priced at five dollars per ticket or five tickets for 20 dollars.

Tickets are $12 per person and a limited supply is available for purchase at the Orange Peel box office which can be contacted at (866)468-7630 or at  Individual tax deductible donations can also be made directly to Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC through

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with lif- threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Born in 1980, the Foundation granted the wish of a young boy to be a police officer. The Foundation is now the largest wish granting charity in the world. With 62 chapters in the United States, generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC grants over 200 wishes a year and nationally the organization grants more than 13,000 in the United States alone.

The Central and Western North Carolina chapter was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jerry Clark of Greensboro, North Carolina.  The chapter covers 51counties, from Alamance County westward.   Since 1986 over 2,000 wishes have been granted. For more information visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish!

About Make-A-Wish Benefit Concert

It’s that time of year again! The 5th annual Benefit Concert to support Make-A-Wish at The Orange Peel. This benefit help grant the wishes of kids with life threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength, and joy.  Come and join us and share the power of a wish!

Special Guests include: Nicky Sanders…John Keane (producer of Widespread Panic)…Amanda Platt (of The Honeycutters) “one of the best songwriters coming out of WNC these days”…Ike Stubblefield-Hammond B3 organ virtuoso-a music industry legend…and so many more!

Press Contact

Amy Brindley
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC  28204

Phone : (704) 339-0334 x227
Fax : (704) 339-0335

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Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 339-0334
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