6/21 Hot Stove Cool Music

The third annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago Benefit Concert on Friday night at Metro in Chicago raised an estimated $200,000 for Cubs Charities and Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later. The event featured Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper, who joined an all-star lineup of musicians and personalities.

Tom Morello of “Rage Against The Machine” was the headliner for the event. Other performances were by Future Monarchs, and Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars Jimmy Chamberlin of “Smashing Pumpkins,” John Stirratt of “Wilco,” Scott Lucas of “Local H,” and Eddie “King” Roeser of “Urge Overkill.” The event ended with a surprise performance by Cheap Trick.

Hot Stove Cool Music, which was founded in 2000, has raised more than $6 million for the Foundation To Be Named Later and the Jimmy Fund. Epstein and his brother, Paul, started their foundation in 2005 to create positive opportunities for disadvantaged children and families.

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