Rob Fried is a musician, music director, philanthropist, visionary and architect/founder of one of the country’s most prolific and successful live themed concert series, Band Central (formally known as Band Together CT). Dedicated to raising money for worthy local charities in the greater Connecticut area, Band Central is an effective, accomplished and award-winning musical enterprise, reflecting the essence of Rob’s personal mission – MUSIC WITH PURPOSE. Rob encourages anyone – young, old, male, female – to allow music to help transform, soothe, and energize their lives.
Rob believes that music has a profound effect on us and can heal people and heal the planet in a myriad of ways. Music With Purpose is a life philosophy that is equal parts purpose, passion, and fun.
Music With Purpose starts with kindness and acceptance – there’s no right or wrong way to experience music. By listening, curating, performing, writing and participating in music, our well being can and will grow stronger every day.