Tossed Salad II: Band Mashup Competition Mixes Local Musicians into New Bands to Benefit the Freestore Foodbank

This competition mixes and mashes members from different bands to form new ones for one night only

Dec 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

click to enlarge Triiibe - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The holiday season is upon us and the local music scene is coming out to support the nonprofit Freestore Foodbank via the Tossed Salad II: Band Mashup Competition. Last year, they raised $800, which all went toward feeding Cincy neighbors in need; one dollar can enable the Freestore to provide three meals.

Co-hosted by Mike Stankovich (musician, owner of Longfellow) and Kim DuWaup Bolden (of Cincinnati Poetry Slam), members from bands including Lipstick Fiction, Old City, Ohio Knife, Molly Sullivan, Jess Lamb and the Factory and more will participate.

As for the mash-up part, here’s how it works: Local musicians submitted their name and instruments on an event page in October. Then they were randomly selected to form a new band — each will perform two assigned cover songs.

At the end, one will be proclaimed “Best Band” by a panel of judges: Dana Hamblen (Darlene/Fairmount Girls/Culture Queen), MayaLou Banatwala (Heavy Hinges), Tracy Walker and music fan/designer Jill Gibboney.

Triiibe will also be on hand to perform and talk about their efforts to end food insecurity in Cincinnati.

6:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 16). $10. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Over-the-Rhine,