Band Central has helped countless impactful nonprofits in the Greater Connecticut area increase their impact and surpass their fundraising goals. Founder Rob Fried has developed a dynamic and multifaceted process for success. 


Non-profits select from 4 different “levels” of engagement and 15 different “music themes”.  In addition to assistance with event management and fund raising, Band Central provides technical assistance, in-depth capacity building in strategy, board development, marketing, branding and ultimately fundraising.

Our four levels include House Parties, Appearances, Public Concerts and Featured Concert. Learn more about the four levels here.

Over the past 7 years Band Central has helped raise over $450,000 from our events. Band Central helped us amplify our Mission by engaging with us during the planning of the events, helping market our events and helping others raise awareness about our free and confidential services.  You helped post social media online pre and post events.

Deb Greenwood, President & CEO, Center for Family Justice. 

Each show attracted new friends who gained awareness of our mission.  Band Central has been integral in putting Save the Children on the map as an important local player in the world of philanthropy.

Ann Marie Miles, Senior Director of Individual Giving, Save The Children

Working and learning from Rob and Andy was invaluable.  They brought their expertise and clear perspective on what works for this type of event, I was grateful for the amount of time Rob offered us and Andy was a joy to work with, we were inspired by both Rob and Andy!

Polly Loughran, Program Director, Creative Connections