Noise for the Needy raises nearly $24,000 for children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS and joins this yearís KEXP Barbeque.

Seattle- Annual music festival Noise for the Needy (NFTN) raised nearly $24,000 in operating support for local Seattle organization Rise ní Shine. Rise ní Shine provides emotional support programs, stability, advocacy, and AIDS education for children and teens affected by HIV and AIDS.

NFTN will also be one of the featured nonprofit organizations at the 5th annual KEXP Barbeque on Saturday, August 18, which will feature performances from Blue Scholars, Cloud Cult, Pela, The Blakes, and The Cave Singers.

The NFTN festival ran from June 5 to 10, 2007 at Neumos, The Tractor Tavern, Chop Suey, The Comet Tavern, Nectar Lounge, Sunset Tavern, The Funhouse and The Baltic Room. Lineups included such bands as Okkervil River, Sera Cahoone, CSS, The Handsome Family, Common Market, The Cops, Head like a Kite, Tall Birds, Das Llamas, Grayskul, Natalie Portmanís Shaved Head, The Lights, Thee Emergency, Key Note Speaker, and more.

Every year, Noise for the Needy chooses one local organization to benefit during their festival. This year, Rise ní Shine was chosen after reviewing the critical support activities they provide for kids involved in their organization. In 1988, Rise ní Shine began their program with 5 children and now serves 182 children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS in the Northwest.

Noise for the Needy has begun preproduction for its 2008 music festival and is currently accepting information from charities, bands, and interns. If you are a charity please apply here. For all other inquiries please email us at


Okkervil River to headline Neumos stage on the Festival's final night, Sunday June 10th.


Okkervil River to headline Neumos stage on the Festival's final night, Sunday June 10th.



Sera Cahoone to join the lineup at Neumos on Sunday June 10th.

Photo: John Dierks


Ghost Stories to join the lineup at Neumos w/ Okkervil RiverTonight !

Photo: Tes de Luna





Thank you Seattle for many sold out shows and our most sucessfull year to date! We would love to hear back from you. Email us your show experiences to

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Okkervil River


Rise n' Shine is this year's recipient.

Proceeds to benefit Rise n' Shine.


Noise for the Needy is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization composed of artists, musicians, promoters, and volunteers who organize and promote events for those in need.




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