Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Cubs television broadcaster Len Kasper and Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons are teaming up once again to host the 3rd Annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago benefit concert at Wrigleyville's Metro on June 20.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Cubs Charities and Epstein's "Foundation To Be Named Later" charity.
The fundraiser will pay homage to Chicago's history of music and will focus on songs by artists and bands with a Chicago connection. Performances will feature Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins), John Stirratt (Wilco), Scott Lucas (Local H), Eddie "King" Roeser (Urge Overkill), Jered Gummere (Ponys), Gary Klebe (Shoes), singer Jennifer Hall and Tributosaurus members Matt Spiegel, Curt Morrison and John Paul, alongside Epstein and Kasper.
“The musicians, sponsors and Chicago fans are what really make it possible to raise money for disadvantaged youth through Hot Stove Cool Music, and I’m grateful for their support,” Gammons said in a press release. “All children deserve great programs and opportunities and this event helps bring much-needed funding to charitable and community-focused programs for Chicago kids.”
In addition to the music lineup, there will be a number of special guests and a live silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia and more.
Tickers go on sale Saturday, May 17 and 12:00 p.m. at Metrochicago.com and the Metro Box Office located at 3730 N. Clark St. General admission tickets are $50. VIP tickets will also be available at foundationtobenamedlater.org.