Nashville, Tenn. (October 25, 2016) - Greenville native and platinum-selling country band, Parmalee announces the "Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit" to foster the aid of flood victims in North Carolina due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. 100% of net proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help with flood relief specifically in Parmalee's home state of North Carolina. Previously announced as the band's annual "Feels Like Carolina"concert, details have remained the same, taking place at Parmalee's alma mater of East Carolina University, in the Minges Coliseum on Friday, November 18.
Parmalee will be returning home with fellow BBR Music Group artists, Grammy-nominated country duo Thompson Square and harmonic-newcomers, Runaway June. North Carolina native and local favorite, Luke Combs along with RCA Nashville artist Dee Jay Silver will also perform to round out the lineup.
"We couldn't imagine not making this year's event a flood relief benefit," says Paramlee's lead vocalist and Greenville native Matt Thomas. "The people of North Carolina are our greatest supporters. We considered them family and we couldn't leave them behind during this time of need. We knew something had to be done and we can't thank the American Red Cross enough for their help in making this event happen."
At it's peak of destruction, Hurricane Matthew left nearly 900,000 homes and businesses without power. The natural disaster claimed a heartbreaking 26 lives in North Carolina while leaving 36,000 asking for federal assistance.
"The residents of Eastern North Carolina continue to feel the affects of Hurricane Matthew and the devastating flooding that forced hundreds of families from their homes," said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross in Eastern North Carolina. "In a time of uncertainty for these families, Parmalee is bringing a sense of comfort through music. We couldn't be more thankful to Parmalee for supporting their home state and our neighbors in need!"
Parmalee's "Feels Like Carolina" concert is an annual event to pay tribute to their home state and to thank the community for its support throughout the years. This year, Parmalee has teamed up with American Red Cross to return the favor and support North Carolina during its time of need with the "Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit."
Tickets for the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert are currently available. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. VIP tickets include access to the exclusive VIP Party with a private acoustic performance by Parmalee and special guests, a meet-n-greet pass/photo opportunity with the band, a commemorative event t-shirt and VIP Event Parking. Tickets that have already been purchased for the "Feels Like Carolina" concert will be honored at the benefit.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.feelslikecarolina.com.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo/ Group of the Year” nominee Parmalee is one of Country music’s most successful new acts: The Platinum-selling band of brothers is one of only three groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut Country album. Since its debut at Country radio, Parmalee has earned over 288 million Pandora streams, 44 million plays on Spotify, over 31 million YouTube/ VEVO views, and 1.4 million Shazam subscribers.
Heralded as “Country Music’s Breakout Stars” by MSN Entertainment, Parmalee has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours while finding time to perform on NBC’s TODAY show, The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, FOX & Friends, MLB Central’s Studio 21, The Queen Latifah Show and more. Now Parmalee - comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar) - returns with the lead single from its sophomore album, the universal hometown anthem, “Roots,” which is sure to propel them into Country music superstardom. For more information, visit: http://www.parmalee.com
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