The Cutting Room Welcomes the Drunk Unkles for Mayhem in Manhattan – Fundraising Event Scheduled for October 29th in NYC

September 22, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, September 21, 2015 — The NSCA Education Foundation is proud to announce the Drunk Unkles’ next performance. Dubbed “Mayhem in Manhattan,” the gig will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at The Cutting Room in New York City. Doors open at 6PM and the band takes the stage at 7PM.

Anyone who purchases 10 or more tickets will be considered an event sponsor for Mayhem in Manhattan. Using the advanced ticket sales option on The Cutting Room website (, up to 30 tickets can be purchased at one time.

Tickets are $20 if purchased on the website prior to the gig; they are $25 at the door. All proceeds go to the NSCA Education Foundation to help fuel much-needed initiatives that strengthen best practices within the systems integration industry.

Chuck Wilson, NSCA’s Education Foundation Director, comments, “The Cutting Room fundraising event will enable a whole new group of professionals to make their mark as a sponsor for the Drunk Unkles event. With our new sponsorship model, integrators, dealers, manufacturers, consultants, and other industry professionals can now be recognized for their support of the NSCA Education Foundation through their support of the Drunk Unkles.”

The Cutting Room, one of New York City’s most iconic live music venues, is located at 44 East 32nd Street, and packs a full musical calendar year-round.

The Drunk Unkles performance will coincide with the opening of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) event taking place Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center. It will bring together the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals. During the convention, AES attendees will be offered opportunities to hear from top audio industry figures while sharing in the latest research and technology information through informative papers, tutorials, workshops, and special events. The Drunk Unkles will add to the AES show’s line-up of post-show activities. It promises to be an outstanding night of music and industry networking.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on The Cutting Room website at or purchased individually at the door on the day of the event.

The Drunk Unkles began more than 10 years ago as a casual hobby. They performed their first charity fundraising event to help support the family of an industry peer who unexpectedly lost his life. The members of the Drunk Unkles and their supporting sponsor companies include: Felix Robinson from AVI-SPL, Mike Sinclair from Audio Incorporated, Mike Phillips from BMG Hudson, John Cardone from Cardone Solomon & Associates, Marc Hochlerin from Longman Lindsey, “Aunt” Lisa Wenger (, and Steve Emspak from Shen Milsom & Wilke.

Drunk Unkles’ resident Unkle, Steve Emspak, partner at Shen Milsom & Wilke, states, “All of our events are the result of the work and stewardship of many AV professionals from leading industry companies. We are tremendously appreciative to have the opportunity to play out in support of the Foundation.”

For more information on this event or future NSCA Education Foundation events, contact For more about the Drunk Unkles, contact

About NSCA Education Foundation
The mission of the NSCA Education Foundation is to advance educational opportunities by providing scholarships and awards to assist existing professionals and those pursuing careers within the low-voltage electronic systems integration industry. The Foundation is committed to the growth of the industry by providing access to the best education and latest techniques available. The NSCA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, promotes and engages current and future electronic systems integrators in educational experiences to enhance the growth, professionalism and business skills needed in the electronic systems industry. For more information, visit

Jodi Jacobs
Marketing Coordinator for the Drunk Unkles &
NSCA Education Foundation

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