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Band Central is a philanthropic private organization whose mission is to help local nonprofits in the Greater Connecticut area maximize their revenue potential. Band Central effectively accomplishes this in a multifaceted collaborative approach fueled by founder Rob Fried’s extensive investment background, robust local network, passion for music and personal desire to “do good.” Band Central’s mission to combine philanthropy and music is reflected in its mantra toshow up, get down and do good’.


Band Central was created to unite a community of nonprofits, musicians, donors, and audience members through themed music concerts. Having raised approximately $6 million for nonprofit organizations since its inception, produced more than 150 events, and worked with over 60 different Fairfield County, CT nonprofits, Band Central clearly has the formula for success.

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Band Central Benefit Tour 2023

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