WRAL-TV is partnering with arts councils from Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties to enlist support for the arts through a live event – Big Night In for the Arts. The regional fundraising initiative will be broadcast live on WRAL-TV and livestreamed on WRAL.com, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Big Night In for the Arts will address the impact of COVID-19 on the arts, and highlight the missions of the four organizations that lead and support the Triangle’s local arts infrastructure. The fundraising event broadcast will boast a super-star line-up, including Ariana DeBose, Tony-nominated actress/singer/dancer and Raleigh native; Mandolin Orange, nationally acclaimed folk music duo, based in Chapel Hill; Branford Marsalis, three-time Grammy Award® winner and internationally renowned saxophonist, based in Durham; and Mike Wiley, nationally acclaimed actor and playwright based in Chatham County. Additional national and local artists from each county to be announced.