Previous events

Last year was so much fun they're doing it again! Cristo Rey St Martin is holding a Ravinia-style concert, under the stars in the parking lot! This year promises to be a fun filled evening featuring local band, Not For Profit, tequila tastings, fresh tacos from Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, school tours and much more!

The Not for Profit Band raising money for the Deerfield Free Store

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28 Mile Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd, Highwood

The Not for Profit Band is rocking out to raise money for the Deefield Free Store! The Mission of the Deerfield Free Store is to provide recently immigrated refugees and displaced individuals with essential household items enabling them to create a home environment in their new surroundings within the Chicagoland area.

We are raising money to fund research for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6 (SCA6). SCA6 is an inherited degenerative brain disorder that has been in my family for generations, greatly impacting my grandmother, father, sister, and aunt's lives. It affects your cerebellum, a part of your brain responsible for coordination of movement. This inherited condition worsens over time and causes problems with coordination of the eyes, hands, legs, speech, and swallowing. It takes only one copy of the mutated gene from one biological parent to cause the condition. Therefore, when a person with SCA6 has children, each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated gene.

Researchers, including Dr. Christopher Gomez, are exploring ways to help people manage and treat SCA6, which is why funding is desperately needed! Dr. Gomez established The University of Chicago Ataxia Center in 2006 as a specialty clinic and research center devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ataxias. Dr. Gomez has over 20 years of expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients with diverse forms of degenerative ataxia. Your generous donations will help further his research in hopes of developing a cure!

Impact Fuel Room @ Austin’s Saloon

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Impact Fuel Room @ Austin’s Saloon, 481 Peterson Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

Local bands, Not for Profit and Little Fort, headline GiveNGroove on Thursday, October 20, 6-9 p.m. at the Impact Fuel Room at Austin’s Saloon, Libertyville. GiveNGroove’s evening of music, food, and cash bar raises funds for GiveNKind, a local nonprofit that helps companies donate surplus inventory in a socially and environmentally responsible way by connecting those goods to local nonprofits. In 2021, GiveNKind connected nonprofit organizations with $7.44 million worth of quality goods.

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

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The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, 17 Highwood Avenue, Highwood

NFP Hits the MainStage at this years Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest at 3:30. This is the premier Halloween Festival on the North Shore! Come join the band and enjoy this fantastic event located in the heart of the North Shore!

Glenview Blocktoberfest

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Glenview, 1800 Glenview Rd, Glenview

Come Join NFP at the 2022 Blocktoberfest in Downtown Glenview! Free Admission! Live music, great food and drinks. Join the downtown Glenview Neighborhood for the annual Blocktoberfest! There is a great line up of musicians from 1:30 pm through 10:30 pm! NFP kicks off the day at 1:30.

Not for Profit

Sundance Saloon, 2061 W Maple Ave, Mundelein, IL 60060, Mundelein, IL

JOIN US FOR A FANTASTIC NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC! DID WE MENTION HORNS ? YES YES YES! Bar and Grill holding room open for early dinner and drinks @6pm Venue Doors @ 7:30pm Mitch The Lip & Side Hustle 8pm Not For Profit 10pm 21+ show.

The show is to benefit the Camarena family who were all involved in a car accident in Round Lake on January 25th which ended the life of their father and husband Epifanio. We are raising money for the care of the surviving young children and their mother who is still hospitalized. Please come out and help us money and help the family recover from this terrible tragedy.

28 Mile Distillery - Toys for Tots

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28 Mile Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, Illinois 60040

Bring a toy for a $5 admission!! NFP is help to raise money during this holiday season for Toys for Tots! The band makes it's return to the beautifully remodeled and reimagined entertainment destination. Come out, bring a toy, dance and sing the night away with Not For Proft. All donations to fund Toys for Tots!

$10 or (1) Free admission for each toy donated.

Village of Deerfield Harvest Fest

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Shepard Jr. High Park, 440 Grove Ave, Deerfield, IL 60015

Come help celebrate fall with Not for Profit headlining the Village of Deerfield Harvest Fest. The event is hosted by the Village of Deerfield and the DBR Chamber of Commerce. Gates open at Shepard Park at 4:30 p.m. for events including a live concert, food, a beer tent, carnival games and Deerfield’s largest fireworks display ever. Music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., immediately followed by fireworks. NFP takes the stage from 5:00-8:00 Fireworks immediately following the show.

Not for Profit at 28 Mile Distillary to Benefit Lambs Farm!!!

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28 Mile Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd, Highwood

WE ARE BACK!!!!!! NFP is vaccinated and ready to Rock! What better way to celebrate our return to performing that to do it in our own backyard of Highwood at the totally renovated 28 Mile Distillery in Highwood! How could we make this an even more exciting event?!? How about we kick off our fundraising efforts to help raise money for Lambs farm!

Lambs Farm is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all. Lambs Farm is a place where people grow. Through a range of vocational, residential, and social and recreational programs our Participants thrive by leading lives full of choices and opportunities for happiness.

Future of Hope is Hope for the Silent Voices’ annual fundraising event. All proceeds support our many orphans living in Hope House.

Join us for an evening of fun and philanthropy. Live band, dancing, silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks will be served. Bring your friend, significant other or neighbors and play a personal role in generating tremendous sustainability plus providing vital resources for vulnerable children.

Join us and get a first-hand glimpse into our work in Cambodia plus learn how you can get involved in sustaining our worthwhile efforts.

The band “Not For Profit” will provide live entertainment – a Chicagoland favorite. Their talent is over the top! A great silent auction will be held featuring such items as hotel stays, restaurant dining, 1 week lake getaway in Maine, salon and spa treatments plus much more.

Hope for the Silent Voices (HFSV) was formed in 2007 to combat the global child exploitation tragedy. HFSV is a Deerfield based, international not-for-profit foundation that addresses the needs of vulnerable & exploited women and children.

Worldwide, human trafficking is more than a $100 billion industry. Every minute more women and children are disappearing into this horrific trade which leaves permanent scars at a bare minimum. Many never make it out of their captivity.

The organization is celebrating more than 10 years of work in Southeast Asia. Check out Hope for the Silent Voices on Social Media. Learn how you can be a “Voice for the Vulnerable.”

NFP plays Abbey Road Album

210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood

5 PM Doors 8:30 PM Show

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles's final studio album's recording, Not for Profit will perform the album in its entirety at the fantastic music venue, 210 Live in Highwood. No cover, voluntary donations to the "NfP Abbey Road Trip" welcome.

THE 210 LIVE EXPERIENCE: 210 Live is not just a music venue. It's not just a bar. It truly is an experience. People walk in and feel the energy in the place. It's something special...some even say magical. It's a place that people fall in love with, and want to return to again and again.

VENUE: 210 Live offers the best live entertainment on the North Shore Wednesday through Sunday. The urban chic ambience creates a perfect setting for live music and private parties, with clear site-lines and great acoustics throughout.

MORE FAQS: We are an all-ages club. If for any reason a show is not all ages it will be clearly listed on the event in Eventbrite, Facebook and on our website, We offer free valet service for most shows and there is street parking for people who arrive early. We are located at the Highwood Metra stop. A completely new management company comes in August 2019. They will have a new menu and food concept for your music enjoyment sustenance. Ticket prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in demand. Purchase of Ticket or Attendance at 210 Live constitutes consent to use of video/image photo-marketing. Seating tickets include a 2-drink minimum (or dining equivalent) for all shows.


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Centennial Park, Grafton, WI

Melapalooza is just a week away. We are looking forward to a great event. The long-range weather forecast is good - we’ll keep our fingers crossed. A nice day will bring out a good crowd.

What is Mel's Charities?

In 1995 Tom "Mel" Stanton and a group of friends gathered at Cedars Lanes in Cedarburg, WI to enjoy some good food and watch a little football. About 50 people attended. The group continued to get together each fall.

In 1999 everything changed, a good friend of the groups lost his sister to cancer. She was a single mother with a special needs daughter who participated in Special Olympics. The decision was made to hold a raffle during the event in her memory. $350 was donated to Special Olympics in her memory.

Mel’s Charities mission is to have Great Times for Great Causes in Ozaukee County. Mel’s specializes in funding special needs organizations, high school scholarships in memory of individuals who have passed, and human service organizations.

We have become the known name in Ozaukee County for having fun unique events. As a team (all volunteers) we are determined to be a major source of funding for local organizations that meet our mission.

It’s been an amazing journey and we look forward to continue having Great Times for Great Causes!

Not for Profit at Oaxaca-Ganza Fundraiser

Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

JUST ANNOUNCED! SACRED presents: Oaxaca-Ganza on October 18th 21+ A fundraiser for Manantial Telesecundaria at Villa de Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico Please join SACRED for an evening of live music, delicious food and rare spirits on Thursday, October 18th at Sleeping Village. The festivities will feature live music by Not for Profit Band, food provided by Prairie Grass Cafe: two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner and her partner, chef George Bumbaris. Agave spirits enthusiast Lou Bank – SACRED​’s board chairman – will be on-hand to pour samples of a bevy of exquisite agave spirits that are not commercially available in the U.S. We’ll also have a drawing at which several great items can be won, including bottles of some of the aforementioned spirits.