Mac and Juice Quartet is 'Last Band Standing' - WSPA.com

Last Band Standing held at Lincoln Theater

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

The Mac and Juice Quartet won Saturday night's Last Band Standing contest, in its third year at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. Local judges voted Mac and Juice Quartet the winner over three other bands in a competition hosted by the non-profit, "Band Together."

The winning band received a cash prize as well as an opportunity to  play with other national bands at Band Together's main event in May.

"Tonight was an honor to be among such great musicians – and be a part of something that is for such a great cause," said Brian "Juice" Raynor, of Mac and Juice Quartet. "We cannot wait to play at the Spring main event. It's a tremendous opportunity and a dream come true for our band. We intend to make the very most of it."

Before the music began, Brandon Kyle Knox, a vocalist of "The Deluge" said, "Whenever you get to do something that's going to benefit somebody else, it's always a good thing." Miles Andrews from "Big Fat Gap" said "It would be a great honor, a neat experience and it would be great to represent this amazing fundraising community they have here. This is pretty awesome." Eric William Hirsch with "The Beast" explained "We're ready to bring it. We made a set list that is sure to take the crowd."

The winning band was selected by a panel of four local judges: Chris Malarkey, of Lincoln Theatre; Taylor Travesari, Manager for Red Hat Amphitheater; Sara Waters, Coordinator for Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival; and Evan Frazer, Senior Director of Premium Seat Sales for Live Nation.

Most of the proceeds will go to TLC, otherwise known as the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities and will help buy a lot of lifesaving equipment. Sarah Crawford, Director for Development at TLC, said proceeds will help "install inline oxygen, expand early childhood education, and purchase new technology for the folks that we serve in our school."

Eileen Park

Eileen joined WNCN after years of working as a foreign correspondent. During her time off, she enjoys relaxing with her dogs, reading, and exploring the Triangle. More>>

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Foul Play Suspected In Union Missing Person Investigation

    Foul Play Suspected In Union Missing Person Investigation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-04-16 07:31:41 GMT
    Officers roped off the scene on Union BlvdOfficers roped off the scene on Union Blvd
    City of Union Public Safety investigators were at the scene of a home on Union Blvd Tuesday night investigating a missing person case.
    City of Union Public Safety investigators were at the scene of a home on Union Blvd Tuesday night investigating a missing person case.
  • Bass Pro Shops Considering Spartanburg Co., Sources Tell Paper

    Bass Pro Shops Considering Spartanburg Co., Sources Tell Paper

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:30:59 GMT
    Sources tell our coverage partners at the Spartanburg Herald Journal, Bass Pro Shops is considering building near the BMW facility at the intersection of Highway 101 and Interstate 85.
    Sources tell our coverage partners at the Spartanburg Herald Journal, Bass Pro Shops is considering building near the BMW facility at the intersection of Highway 101 and Interstate 85.
  • 11 Upstate High Schools Among Nations "Most Challenging"

    11 Upstate High Schools Among Nations "Most Challenging"

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:03:25 GMT
    A new ranking released Tuesday by the Washington Post lists 11 local high schools as some of the nation's most challenging. A new ranking released Tuesday by the Washington Post lists 11 local high schools as some of the nation's most challenging.
    A new ranking released Tuesday by the Washington Post lists 11 local high schools as some of the nation's most challenging. Schools are measured by how well they prepare their students for college level work. 8 Greenville County schools made the list. Greenville's Southside High School earned the number 2 spot in the state and 189 on a national list of more than 2000. 2 Spartanburg County schools also made the list....
    A new ranking released Tuesday by the Washington Post lists 11 local high schools as some of the nation's most challenging. Schools are measured by how well they prepare their students for college level work. 8 Greenville County schools made the list. Greenville's Southside High School earned the number 2 spot in the state and 189 on a national list of more than 2000. 2 Spartanburg County schools also made the list....
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.