(CBS) Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will headline the fourth annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago benefit concert on July 9, the Cubs announced Monday morning.
The benefit raises money for for non-profits through the Foundation To Be Named Later, which Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein launched with his twin brother, Paul, in 2005 while he was working with the Red Sox in Boston. Hot Stove Cool Music is a biannual charity concert and variety show held in Boston in the winter and Chicago in the summer.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting
“We are thrilled and honored Eddie Vedder has volunteered to play the show and help raise money for deserving nonprofits in Chicago,” Epstein said in a statement. “Hot Stove Cool Music revolves around the power of music, baseball and community involvement. There’s no better person to represent that spirit than Eddie. He’s a rock legend, a tried-and-true Cubs fan and he has a tremendous heart. It will be a memorable night for everyone.”READ MORE: Man Loses $6,500 To Scammers And Chase Bank Wouldn't Cover Him, Until CBS 2 Stepped In
The fundraiser will be held July 9 at Wrigleyville’s Metro. It will feature ensemble performances by Chicago and Boston rockers, including John Stirratt (Wilco), Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Jennifer Hall, Matt Spiegel and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Mysteries of Life), Jake Smith (Mysteries of Life), Gerald Dowd, Jason Narducy (Split Single, Bob Mould), Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey’s McGee), Will Dailey, Chris Cote, Phil Aiken, Paul Ahlstrand and more.
WXRT’s Lin Brehmer, actor Joel Murray and actor/comedian Mike O’Malley will serve as the evening’s emcees.MORE NEWS: Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured After House Fire In Clearing
Tickets go on sale at noon today at the Metro box office at 3730 N. Clark St and www.metrochicago.com.