OVER 92% OF NATIONAL 

SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE 

BEEN ADVERSELY IMPACTED 

BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

ABOUT: BAND TOGETHER

Band Together: Small Business Relief Concert Series is a community-wide relief effort fueled by a coalition of individuals, businesses, public officials, musicians and nonprofit organizations from our greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula community band(ing) together through music to raise critical funds to help support local businesses struggling through the impacts of the pandemic. This series is brought to you by Puget Sound Energy.

The virtual series, a partnership between the City of Gig Harbor, Uptown Gig Harbor, the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, and area musicians, hopes to bring attention to our community’s needs and spirit and help all find a way to give back. Our Presenting Sponsor, Puget Sound Energy has made this series possible. Additional sponsors include CHI Franciscan (Sound and Streaming Sponsor, and Resource Dimensions (Marketing Sponsor).

Weekly, livestreamed concerts will begin on Friday, July 10 and run through October 2, 2020. Each concert will be broadcast live 6pm to 8pm.

Though donation-based, Band Together concerts are free to all.  Your donation to the Band Together Fund, part of the Peninsula COVID-19 Community Emergency Relief Fund, will help to provide grants to locally owned small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get ready to enjoy some great music by area bands and solo artists all while helping support our community businesses in this uncertain time!

Band Together concert series will be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTubeas well as broadcasted on KGHP (89.3, 89.9, and 105.7 FM).

HOW TO WATCH CONCERTS

Band Together is a weekly concert series that will be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTubeas well as broadcasted on KGHP radio (89.9FM).

As we move into Phase 4, we will welcome an live audience, but until that time we ask that our audience grab some to-go food and cocktails from local restaurants/bars, stay home, and sit back on your couch and enjoy live music! 

FAQ
  • Who is part of Band Together concert series and how did it come together?

  • What is the goal of the charity concert series?

    • To raise funding and support for eligible local businesses in the Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor communities.
       

  • Is the charity concert series or Peninsula Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) affiliated with state, county or other government?

    • No. As with the CERF, the Band Together series a collaborative community-wide relief initiative housed under the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation.

    • The Foundation is a charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving communities of the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
       

  • How are donated funds distributed?

    • Donations to the Band Together Fund will be evenly split among two-dozen local businesses that have applied, at the end of the series (10/2/2020). Tune in and grab takeout and/or a to-go cocktail or beverage from local retailers and get ready to enjoy concerts from the comfort of your own home.
       

  • Who decides which local businesses will receive relief funds?

    • You do! The community will help decide. As video applications are received, we will make the list live for you to vote on. Check back and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date

    • The survey process will begin on June 29th and take place over the course of three weeks, ending on August 2nd. Remember to make your vote count!

    • The top 24 eligible businesses chosen by the community will receive relief funding.
       

  • When will the Band Together Fund distribute grants?

    • Grants will be distributed equally to the chosen businesses and organizations and will be disbursed at the close of the concert series (10/2/2020).
       

  • How can I donate to Band Together: Small Business Relief Concert Series' Fund?

    • About 92% of all small businesses across the nation have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Our small locally owned businesses and organizations are no different. We invite you to Band Together to help our locally owned businesses – and their families.

    • There are several ways to donate: ​

      • Click here to visit our donation page

      • Text 'BAND2GETHER' to 44321

      • Send your check to:

        • Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, Band Together
          7191 Wagner Way, Suite 102​
          Gig Harbor, WA 98335

      • Or call: 253.514.6338 x 5

    • We know and understand that monetary donations may not be possible for all – social media interactions, sharing and showing your support make a huge impact.

    • If you are interested in volunteering your time contact us: ghkpbandtogether@gigharborfoundation.org
       

  • Where do Funds Go?

    • 100% of all donations will be committed to the Band Together Fund, part of the Peninsula Community Emergency Relief Fund.

    • Donate now to help our Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula businesses in this uncertain and unprecedented time. Just because we are in Phase 2 of the state's Safe Start Recovery Plan, does not mean that our community’s businesses and organizations will be able to immediately return to a pre-COVID position – this pandemic will have severe and extended impacts on small businesses for many months to come.

Presenting Sponsor

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Sound, Streaming and Marketing Sponsors

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Brought to you in proud partnership by:

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is a charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving communities of the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas.

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