The NSCA Education Foundation today announced the Drunk Unkles’ will play their first 2019 fundraising concert Wednesday, June 12 at B.B. King’s in Orlando during InfoComm 2019.
Now in their 14th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the AV industry through this annual event and other shows sprinkled throughout the year.
Donations from industry professionals, manufacturers, consultant firms, dealers, distributors, rep firms, and integrators as part of this annual event allow the NSCA Education Foundation to “establish meaningful and impactful programs, offer scholarships, and provide training opportunities for new professionals and industry veterans,” according to the foundation announcement.
What This Year’s Drunk Unkles Show is All About
All proceeds of this year’s Drunk Unkles concert will go to Ignite, an industry initiative established by the NSCA Education Foundation in the name of career development.
This year’s show is dubbed “Light It Up!” as a toast to the Ignite initiative.
Ignite’s goal is “to generate interest in communications technology by connecting local high school and college students with manufacturers, dealers, and integrators to spark imagination and encourage students to consider new career paths in this industry,” according to the foundation announcement.
“As Ignite connects students with future employers in our industry, we want to make sure this initiative continues,” says Chuck Wilson, executive director of the NSCA Education Foundation.
“We’re already seeing the difference Ignite is making in the lives of students – and in the businesses of integrators – and this NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert will raise funds to ensure that its success continues.”
Drunk Unkles Kick Off InfoComm 2019
Thanks to the generosity of Cleerline’s Rob D’Addario, the Drunk Unkles will auction off a Steven Lee Lukather Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR guitar featuring the latest D’Addario strings and accessories at the show.
The funds generated from this auction will be donated to the NSCA Education Foundation. A mahogany tone block, on-board 12db adjustable boost, A++ maple top, and roasted birdseye maple neck refine this signature edition.
During the 2019 NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert, the NSCA Education Foundation will unveil its “What I Love About AV” campaign.
Communications technology professionals across the country will be asked to submit their own #AVforever selfie clips, explaining why they’re so loyal to the industry, for inclusion in an upcoming industry video. The video will debut in its entirety during the concert.