100% of the proceeds will provide scholarships and community support to inner-city students at San Miguel School Chicago.
Ticket holders to the limited-seating event will be treated to sets from headliners Brian Wilson (co-founder The Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds), joined by Al Jardine and David Marks for an evening of historic musical collaboration. DJ A.T. will kick off the evening.
Brian Wilson co-created “Surfer Girl,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” and “Fun Fun Fun” on his way to nine consecutive gold albums. He co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed more than two dozen Top 40 hits.
Jeff Beck ranks in the top 5 guitarists in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He has won seven Grammys, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once as a member of the Yardbirds and as a solo artist.
Tickets for the School Rocks benefit concert are $300 and available at www.SanMiguelRocks.org or 773.890.0233.
Since 2007, School Rocks benefit concerts have raised $2.5 million for student scholarships. While 97% of San Miguel students live at or below the U.S. poverty rate, their high school graduation rate is 92%.
School Rocks Celebrity co-chairs include Larry Wert, President/Broadcast Media, Tribune Company, Howard Tullman, Chairman, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago rock legends JY Young, Styx; Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick; and Jim Peterik, the Ides of March and Survivor. Also Jimy Sohns and John Roberts, The Shadows of Knight; James Fairs and Jim Pilster, The Cryan’ Shames; Mimi Betinis, John Pazdan and Mick Rain, Pezband; Brad Elvis and Chloe Orwell, The Handcuffs; Mike and Katie Redmond, The Redmonds; and Jim McCarty, Yardbirds. The committee chair is Kevin Allodi, CEO of Philo Broadcasting, Inc.
San Miguel School Chicago provides an innovative and accessible educational experience for children from inner-city families, so that they can complete high school with the skills, support and self-awareness to make the next productive choice in life. For information, please visit www.SanMiguelChicago.org.
Source: PR Newswire