The 5th annual Rock Lititz Community Battle of the Bands featured six bands, three stellar judges, two food trucks, and almost 600 attendees. At least fifty percent of each band were members of the Rock Lititz Community and the attendees were community members, their family and friends. Behind the Scenes was the big winner of the evening, receiving the entry fee, half of the 50/50 raffle, donations, and proceeds from swag sales which totaled over $4500 for the charity.
Greg Zittle, Senior Sourcing Manager at TAIT, explains, “The Rock Lititz Community Fun Club gets the opportunity to put on a variety of events for the community to enjoy each other’s company and escape the typical fast paced environment of the live event industry. The Behind the Scenes charity was selected as the beneficiary for the 2019 Battle of the Bands based on the great response from our community members to the recent survey regarding mental health. The event showcased a variety of talents within the Rock Lititz Community, and using those talents to have fun and support organizations we believe in is the main goal of the Fun Club!”
Rock Lititz General Manager Andrea Shirk commented, “The Rock Lititz Community is dedicated to supporting the live event industry, through work, trainings, building relationships, and creating a support structure for one another. The effort Behind the Scenes leads regarding mental health is unparalleled, and we are grateful for the opportunity to donate to such an important cause.”
“We are so grateful to the Rock Lititz Community for selecting Behind the Scenes as their beneficiary and for community members providing such a warm welcome at the event,” said Lori Rubinstein, Executive Director of Behind the Scenes.” We are just beginning our work in developing the mental health and suicide prevention initiative and it means a great deal to us to have the participation and support of the Rock Lititz Community in this endeavor.”