Nearly filling the Tractor Tavern in Ballard last Thursday, over 200 Seattleites helped Team Up for Nonprofits celebrate a successful year of supporting Seattle-area nonprofits. Together, we raised thousands of dollars so that Team Up can continue to build capacity for nonprofits in 2014 via its Gigs4Good benefit concert series and other services.
Bands Motopony, Big Sur and Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons rocked the house! All three with unique styles, they captivated the crowd, kept us dancing and singing, and wowed us with guitar riffs, feathers and sweet melodies.
Big Sur showed us how to rock out folk style and Bigfoot Wallace was so loud and energetic, we’re sure they woke up anyone living within a mile of the Tractor. Then, Motopony saged the room to pass on positive vibes to the crowd and eventually turned on a smoke machine for an added effect. Their eclectic sound and eerie talent were mesmerizing.
Gigs4Good sponsors Flywheel and Proletariat were on site sharing their fine services. Flywheel had coordinated a promo code for use of its mobile cab-hailing app and show attendees were thrilled about the deal. Our friends at Proletariat donated a portion of their keg wine sales to Team Up. Let me tell you, show-goers were impressed with that fact that the delicious wine came from a keg and tap – very cool!
Before Motopony went on to close out the night, Team Up founder Ryan Hodgson thanked the crowed and welcomed Team Up volunteers to the stage. From there, one of our volunteers, Andrea, snapped this shot of your 200+ smiling faces.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Gigs4Good last week and for helping us celebrate another successful year!
We are in the beginning stages of planning Gigs4Goods and other events for 2014. If you are interested in volunteering with or sponsoring Team Up for Nonprofits, please reach out to us at info @ teamupfornonprofits.org.
We’ll be posting more information soon about open volunteer positions – we’re in need of several skillsets (mainly development, web dev and communications) and are always looking for talented people who want to dedicate their time helping our local community.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!