The Battle of the Bands Fundraiser at ChappPAC on Sept. 21

MTV VJ  and SiriusXM Host Mark Goodman to Emcee The Battle of the Bands to Benefit Friends of ChappPAC on September 21 

On September 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm, the Friends of Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (ChappPAC) will be presenting The Battle of the Bands Fundraiser at ChappPAC, featuring three local bands. Mark, Goodman, radio DJ, SiriusXM host, TV personality and actor, best known as one of the original five VJs on MTV, will serve as the Emcee for the evening.

A meet and greet cocktail party with the bands will be held prior to the event at 6:00 for those who purchase tickets at that level and those who are part of the Founding Members Circle. General admission tickets are $50/ticket and a reserved seat with the pre-party is $150/ticket. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4311403

The three bands taking part in this event are Red Grenadine with The Horn Dogs, Ripchord and The Station Agents. Each band will play for half an hour and there will be a 15 minute intermission between each set. Beverages, wine, beer and soft drinks, along with lite bites will be available for purchase at the event.

Former Chappaqua resident, Mark Goodman loved the idea to have a vibrant performing arts theater in his old backyard. “As a life-long music lover and someone who spent many years in Chappaqua, I am thrilled to host this event and help raise much needed funds for ChappPAC. And I get to hear some great music at the same time.”

“We are very fortunate that each band has agreed to use one set of instruments to keep the set up time between each act to a minimum,” said Michele Gregson, Friends of ChappPAC Chair. “Having local bands who are comprised of Northern Westchester residents really speaks well for the talent we have in the Northern part of our county. And, many of the band members are from the Towns surrounding ChappPAC - Chappaqua, Millwood, Mt. Kisco, Armonk and Bedford.”

The idea for the Battle of the Bands was the brainchild of event Chair and Friends of ChappPAC Board member, Sena Baron. “A group of us on the Friends Board went to see a number of bands over this past winter and early spring to see if the idea was viable. We were lucky that we were able to put together three great local bands to take part in this event.”

The Friends of ChappPAC is the non-profit organization sanctioned by the Town of New Castle, which owns the theater, to fundraise to enhance the facility, provide programming and help run the theater on an ongoing basis. The Friends are currently undergoing a major fundraising campaign for their Founding Members Circle, which includes various financial levels of donations. For more information about supporting Friends of ChappPAC, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The 425 seat ChappPAC theater is located within Chappaqua Crossing, between the Saw Mill Parkway and Rte. 117. Parking is located conveniently in front of the facility.