tHE.DESIGN and The Moonlighters Orchestra to Perform at the Big Bad Ball

tHE.DESIGN and The Moonlighters will perform at the ninth annual Big Bad Ball on October 2nd from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Capital City Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. The black tie gala benefits Hospice of Wake County.

Raleigh, NC, July 12, 2010 --( Kick off your heels and loosen your ties while you dance the night away at the ninth annual Big Bad Ball. The black tie gala presented by The Capital City Club’s Young Executives and benefiting Hospice of Wake County will be held October 2nd from 7p.m. – 1a.m. at the Capital City Club.

Two bands will be performing at the event. The Moonlighters Orchestra will kick the party off with the big band, swing and rock music that has made them a local favorite for more than 20 years. The band will also provide a jazz trio in Cap's Pub later in the evening for those who prefer a more intimate wind down to the festivities. To learn more about The Moonlighters Orchestra, please visit

Another local favorite, tHE.DESIGN, formerly known as, Sugar the Band, will keep the energy going until 1 a.m. with a repertoire of current pop and rock hits as well as music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. To learn more about tHE.DESIGN, please visit

“This is tHE.DESIGN’s 3rd year playing at the Big Bad Ball and we are really excited to again be part of this event,” said Bryan Smith, tHE.DESIGN manager, drummer and vocalist. “We have all been touched by Hospice in some way and are thrilled to be able to support this wonderful organization through the Big Bad Ball.”

Tickets for the Big Bad Ball are $125 each. All guests can enjoy five open bars; scrumptious food selections including hors d’oeuvres, pasta and carving stations, desserts and a late night breakfast. Attendees also get a chance to participate in a silent auction, a Fink’s Jewelers door prize and a raffle for a $10,000 cash prize. Proceeds from the Big Bad Ball support the Hospice of Wake County Indigent Patient Fund and the Horizons Grief Center.

To purchase tickets or learn more about the Big Bad Ball, please visit or call Hospice of Wake County at 919-828-0890.

About Hospice of Wake County
Your community hospice since 1979, Hospice of Wake County provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to those living with advanced illness, their caregivers and those who have lost a loved one regardless of age, race, religion or financial circumstances. Service areas include Wake, Johnston, Franklin, Durham and Harnett counties. Guided by community-based boards of directors and trustees and supported by a dedicated professional staff, the goal of Hospice of Wake County is to provide compassionate hospice care that allows patients to enjoy every moment of their lives to the fullest. For more information call 919-828-0890 or visit

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Emily Canaday