Music for a Cause

 2013 Rock Against Domestic Violence will benefits:

  • Mecklenburg County Women's Commission
  • Pearls for Creative Healing

WHY R.A.D Charlotte

Raise Awareness

Domestic violence affect 1 in 4 women. R.AD. Charlotte serves to raise awareness through our annual Rock Against Domestic Violence.

Through their ministry and work with teens the Wade's found that domestic violence was a factor among teens. They decided to educate themselves so that they could bring to light the problem of domestic violence in their community, define it, and give alternatives to stamp it out in the next generation.

In 2012, the Wade's went to a Pearls for Creative Healing and Women's Commission event in 2012. There they listened to victims of domestic violence tell their stories. One of the speakers at the event was a mother holding a portrait of her daughter killed through domestic violence. Hearing the personal stories of a number of women and seeing their strength, resilience and determination not to let their experience of domestic violence rob them of inner peace and joy sealed the determination of the Wade's to do something to continue to raise awareness.


Rannons' Call, a faith based Contemporary Rock Band with a passion to open the eyes of their community to the plight of those who are affected by domestic violence.
Rannons' Call, started by musicians and husband and wife team, Reginald and Patricia Wade use their rock lyrics and energy, combined with their community involvement, to reach the young and old. Part of their mission is teaching preteens and teens to respect themselves, each other, and their roles as young men and women.

Building Community

R.A.D. aims to bring together music, education and awareness. about domestic violence.  While partnering with local organizations and raise the bar against domestic violence.

HISTORY OF R.A.D Charlotte

R.A.D. Charlotte's inaugural rock concert was held at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte, N.C. on October 5th , 2013 to bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month and raise money for two great local organizations working to end domestic violence.