WKNC/Raleigh Holds Double Barrel Benefit 13
March 1, 2016 at 4:14 PM (PT)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY noncomm WKNC(88.1 FM THE REVOLUTION)/RALEIGH, NC raised $6,000 from its DOUBLE BARREL BENEFIT 13 event, an annual two-night concert in RALEIGH on SATURDAYS, FEB. 13th and 20th, which serves as one of the station’s primary fundraisers. Money raised from events like this account for about 14% of WKNC’s annual operating budget.
Nearly 300 people attended the first night of DOUBLE BARREL BENEFIT 13. ARGOTE, better known as Des Ark, headlined the event with support from SCHOONER, MUSEUM MOUTH and NAKED NAPS.
CHARLOTTE rapper DENIRO FARRAR headlined the second night of benefit, bringing more than 250 people to CAT’S CRADLE. PROFESSOR TOON, SKYBLEW and EARTHLY opened the show. CHARLOTTE rapper Baby Jesus also played a short set.
“While some of our previous DOUBLE BARREL BENEFIT shows have included multiple genres, DBB13 is the first time we have devoted an entire night to non-indie rock artists,” WKNC station adviser JAMIE LYNN GILBERT said. “WKNC has block programming in indie rock, hip-hop, electronic and heavy metal and it’s time we shifted some of our focus to highlight more of the music we play at the station.”
A number of local businesses supported WKNC through cash or in-kind donations for DOUBLE BARREL BENEFIT, including MERGE RECORDS, NEW BELGIUM BREWING and FAIR GAME BEVERAGE COMPANY. Monetary sponsorships accounted for more than a third of the event’s revenue.
“It’s always awesome to see the support from our community,” WKNC GM MATT BROWN said.