Last year in Orlando, the Drunk Unkles celebrated a Decade of Decadence by topping the $1 million mark in money raised for the NSCA Education Foundation and its various programs.
This year in Las Vegas at InfoComm 2016, the industry’s most dangerous band is trying to “ignite” more interest in a new NSCA offering that aims to bring young people into the industry while being “Obsessed with Vinyl.”
The first and largest Drunk Unkles fundraiser of 2016 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Las Vegas’ Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.
The show, dubbed “Obsessed with Vinyl,” will provide funding and raise awareness about Ignite, a new initiative that “arms integration firms and consultants with marketing and promotional materials that can be used at job fairs and shared with students and young professionals considering a move to the commercial technology industry.”
Money raised from this annual event has contributed to the NSCA Education Foundation’s ability to establish programs, offer scholarships and provide training opportunities.
The Drunk Unkles performed its first show 11 years ago to help the family of an industry peer who unexpectedly lost his life.
“The Drunk Unkles have supported the industry and its members by sharing their talents at great venues for more than decade,” says Chuck Wilson, director of the NSCA Education Foundation. “This annual Drunk Unkles performance has grown to become one of the most popular, must-attend networking events held during InfoComm week.”