Twin Peaks Added as Headliner for 6th Annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago Benefit Concert

Twin Peaks added to ensemble cast of Chicago and Boston musicians at Wrigleyville’s
Metro June 2 to raise money for youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods;
Concert presented by Chicago Trading Company, GE Capital and Google

Chicago, IL – Chicago’s own Twin Peaks has been added to the lineup of Boston and Chicago musicians who will take the stage at the 6th Annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Wrigleyville’s Metro Friday, June 2. Twin Peaks will join Baseball Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and an all All-Star lineup of musicians and personalities. The concert, presented by Chicago Trading Company, GE Capital and Google, benefits Boston and Chicago youth and families.

In addition to Twin Peaks, the Hot Stove Cool Music concert will feature musical performances by Peter Gammons and the Boston Hot Stove All-Stars, Theo Epstein, Len Kasper and the Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars, Daxx Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Scott Lucas of Local H, Jason Narducy of Split Single, Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Gerald Dowd, Freda Love Smith of Blake Babies. Joining the night will be WXRT-FM host Lin Brehmer and former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, who will serve as the evening’s emcees.

A limited number of general admission are available at http://bit.ly/HSCMGATIX for $75. VIP ticket packages are on sale now at http://bit.ly/HSCMVIP. VIP ticket packages ($400 each) include: one (1) VIP ticket for the Hot Stove Cool Music pre-concert VIP party at the Metro, which features complimentary food and beverages, and one (1) ticket to the concert starring Twin Peaks and Boston and Chicago All-Stars.

In addition to the All-Star music lineup, the evening will feature the 2016 Cubs World Series Trophy, a number of special guests and surprises and a raffle featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences. With the addition of Twin Peaks to the lineup, more surprise artists may in store for fans. All proceeds from concert will benefit the Foundation To Be Named Later and Cubs Charities.

Hot Stove Cool Music was founded in 2000 by Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. The biannual event has raised more than $9 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later. Foundation To Be Named Later was founded in 2005 by Epstein and his twin brother Paul as a means to create positive change and important opportunities for youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Everyone who participates in Hot Stove Cool Music donates their time and talent, which allows concert proceeds to go directly to supporting youth and families.

Hot Stove Cool Music is presented by Chicago Trading Company, GE Capital and Google, and sponsored by the Alter Group, Atlantis Cars and Limousines, Athletes on the Move, Victory Park Capital, a&g, Key Bank, Think Energy by Engie, Metro, Grosvenor Capital, Ironwood Cancer and Research Center, KPMG, Greenberg Traurig, Lollapalooza Foundation, Walmart, Belvedere Trading, Intersport, True Value, Scott and Ella Goldstein, Athletes on the Move, Rich Bergman, Craig and Rebeca Huffman, WXRT, William Blair, Lettuce Entertain You and Vienna Beef.

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About Hot Stove Cool Music
Hot Stove Cool Music is a biannual charity concert and musical variety show held in Boston in the winter and in Chicago in the summer months, making its debut in Chicago in summer 2012. The event was created in December of 2000 by Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. Over the past 17 years, Hot Stove Cool Music has become a staple on Boston’s entertainment calendar and has raised more than $9 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.  Headliners who donate their time and talent include, Eddie Vedder, James Taylor, Cheap Trick, Tom Morello, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Dropkick Murphys and more.

About Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) was launched in 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in Boston, MA area and his twin brother, former Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President/General Manager and current Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. The mission of FTBNL is to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston & Chicago. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families.

Since inception, FTBNL has raised over $9 million and donated grants, scholarships, and in-kind donations to 301 non-profit organizations, 71 Peter Gammons College Scholars and has sent approximately 6,500 children, who would not otherwise get the chance to go to a game, to Cubs and Red Sox home games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent 71 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar also gets an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success. For more information on Foundation To Be Named Later programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit www.foundationtobenamedlater.org.

About Cubs Charities
Cubs Charities harnesses the passion of Cubs fans to improve the lives of children and families across Chicago and beyond. Cubs Charities’ goal is to provide increased access to sports opportunities and target improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. Through grants to quality nonprofit programs, development of parks and baseball fields, and other community initiatives, the Cubs and Cubs Charities help fulfill a commitment to be the best in the game, on and off the field. For more information, visit www.cubscharities.org.

About Metro
Metro is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues.  Established in July 1982, Metro has become a playground for new and developing local artists as well as showcasing the best cutting edge bands from around the globe for over twenty-five years.  For more information, visit http://www.metrochicago.com.

Media Contact
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, keith@elevatecom.com
Alyson Cohen, Chicago Cubs: 773-404-4128, acohen@cubs.com
Shannon Shreibak, Metro: 773-549-4140 ext 212, Shannon@metrochicago.com