Ken Rhyne Band, Sponsored by Urban Design Group, Playing Animal Shelter Fundraising Event for Burke County Friends of Animals on October 1, 2011

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The Ken Rhyne Band is playing a fundraising event on Saturday, October 1, 2011 to raise money for Burke County Friends of Animals, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in NC. Rhyne, a nationally-recognized Native American designer, is a Principal with Urban Design Group and a talented blues musician with a band that is climbing the charts.

The Ken Rhyne Band, renowned for their unique style of blistering blues rock, is playing a fundraising event on Saturday, October 1, 2011 to raise money for Burke County Friends of Animals, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, in North Carolina. Urban Design Group, where Rhyne is a Principal, is proud to serve as a sponsor for this benefit performance.

The fundraising event will be held on Saturday, October 1 from noon until 4 pm at Judge's Riverside located at 128 Greenlee Ford Road in Morganton, NC. The fundraiser will feature live music from noon until 4 pm by three bands including the Ken Rhyne Band, Red Eye Gravy and Cascade Street. The event also features a motorcycle cruise in and bike show with registration at 2 pm and a bike show from 3-4 pm. Advance tickets are $10.53 and include lunch and entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit the following page:

About the Ken Rhyne Band:

Rhyne is a talented blues singer and harmonica player and is regarded by many as one of the most accomplished blues rock/southern rock artists of our time. His album “Caught You White Handed” went to #1 across the Canadian charts upon release in 2008, followed by an "Album of the Year" nomination at the Native American Music Awards. Songs from the album were re-released in January 2011, and Rhyne’s music is once again rapidly climbing the charts.

Rhyne’s music may be heard on AirPlayDirect at (Radio stations with an account can download the songs for airplay.) For additional information about the Ken Rhyne Band, please contact Myra Chapman, Publicist, Promoter, Media Relations at 864-8980-0376 (office) 864-404-0338 (cell) or visit or

More About Rhyne:

Rhyne, a Principal with Urban Design Group, is a noted interior designer and pivotal part of the firm’s leadership team. Rhyne, Allied AIA, is a member of the American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers (AICAE). He has over 35 years of experience in conceptual architectural and interior design projects, including sustainable design, green architecture and the respectful infusion of Native American culture into his work.

His national portfolio includes the Museum of the Seven Feathers in South Carolina, Weedon Island Preserve Educational Center in Florida, Red Hawk Casino in California and the award-winning Cultural Resources Center for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Kampen Eagle Wing Center in Indiana.

Through his design, music and civic involvement, Rhyne has served as an advocate for Native American issues throughout his life. He is a Tuscarora Indian and a nationally-recognized designer with a talent for respectfully incorporating tribal culture into museums, cultural centers and other types of facilities. Rhyne is also a member of the Pfeiffer University Baseball Hall of Fame and was a minor league player for the Washington Senators and Texas Rangers.

About UDG:

Urban Design Group offers architectural, interior design, planning and urban design services to its worldwide clientele from studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas. A market leader in the application and advancement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, UDG's personnel work on a wide range of projects from hospitality and gaming to corporate and mixed-use.

In the firm's 36-year history, Urban Design Group has completed more than $6 Billion dollars in projects worldwide. The firm has received more than 80 design excellence awards and honors, 15 design competition awards and has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper pieces and design resource books. For more information, please visit


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