Belly Up collecting instruments for nonprofit


Belly Up will be collecting instruments from noon-5 p.m. every day the week of Monday, Oct. 24 ,to Friday, Oct 28, for Banding Together, a local organization that gives music therapy scholarships, instruments, and mentorships with local musicians to eligible kids with special needs like autism and Down syndrome.

All rhythm and percussion instruments will be put to good use in drum circles and weekly therapy with kids from age 3 – 13. Guitars, bass, acoustic and electric as well as drum kits would be useful for our teens in adaptive bands to practice social skills. Amps and keyboards are needed as well. Banding Together hosts a series of Youth Helping Youth coffeehouse gigs and needs mics, mic stands, and a portable PA system for those.

FM 94.9’s Steven Woods will emcee the Banding Together show on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with Michael Tiernan, Matt Curreri, Megan Combs, Ryan Honeycutt, and DJ Man Cat. $1 from each ticket will go to Banding Together. Tickets are on sale now for $11

Please email Meryl at for more information on how to donate your instrument, or for more information on how to help with this night. Tickets for 21 and over. For more information on this show, please contact 858-481-8140, or log on to