Thank you to all who joined us on June 11 for our annual Bang on a Can Benefit!  This year we honored David Bither, Executive Vice President of Nonesuch Records with an intimate once-in-a-lifetime concert featuring our very own Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Star David Cossin with Glenn Kotche (of Wilco fame), virtuoso violinist Todd Reynolds performing Michael Gordon's Light is Calling, sublime folksters Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the wildly creative singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart.

One of the fun things about throwing a party for yourself is that you get to honor some of your heroes. This year we're honoring Davd Bither, a friend and fellow musical space and time traveler. As Senior Vice President at Nonesuch Records, he's helped bring music by Laurie Anderson and Wilco and Youssou N'Dour and Ry Cooder and Emmylou Harris and Carolina Chocolate Drops and Brian Wilson's lost classic "Smile" and the jaw-dropping "Buena Vista Social Club" to the world. If we could design our own very best music friend, someone we could stay up late into the night with, pulling out old vinyl recordings of obscure musics long forgotten, someone who would go all over the city with us in search of the ultimate musical experience, and would feel as comfortable in someone's basement listening to a garage band in an audience of 5 as they would at the Met in an audience of thousands, he would look, sound and act like David Bither. After all, good music is good music!

Donor Levels


"Bang Backer": One ticket to the dinner and concert; VIP pass for premium seating at the Bang on a Can Marathon; 2 complimentary tickets to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA. 


"Bang Benefactor": One premium table of up to 12 guests; luxury accommodations, meals and tickets for two to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA; recognition as a lead sponsor of the Benefit; a full-page ad in the Benefit Journal; season-long recognition as a lead sponsor of Bang on a Can at all our concerts and programs; up to 12 VIP passes for premium seating at the Bang on a Can Marathon

Any and all donations to the Bang on a Can Benefit will be credited on our program and on our website, with hearty thanks!

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The above secure donation form allows you to make a gift to the Benefit. Once your donation is received and confirmed by an automated acknowledgment, you will get an email from Tim Thomas asking how you'd like your gift applied - for tickets, donation, Journal Ad or any combination. Your response to that email will then ensure that your tickets will be waiting for you at the door! You should feel free to contact us at any point to cancel your attendance, make changes to your gift, or augment your purchase. We are forever grateful! 



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