Cheap Trick, Mike Ness, Adam Horovitz & More Set for Joan Jett Tribute & Charity Show
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:39:13
Good music x good cause.
Cheap Trick, Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna with Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, who are husband and wife, have been added to an all-star roster paying tribute to Joan Jett at nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock's sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, produced by Steven Van Zandt and wife Maureen, at New York's iconic Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center.
The event is set for October 23.
The benefit will honor legendary musician Joan Jett as the "Rocker of the Year."
The organization's mission is to ensure the continuation and revitalization of music education in economically challenged public schools across the country through teacher trainings, instrument donations and offering curricula rooted in popular music.
Performers paying homage to Jett's music include Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong, Cheap Trick, Tommy James, Kathleen Hanna with Ad-Rock, Darlene Love, Glen Hansard, Mike Ness, Jesse Malin, Brody Dalle and Jake Clemons, who will be honored as the "Big Man of the Year."
Wow, wow and wow.
Another focal point of the evening will be a live and silent auction, in which select items are already live for bidding at Charitybuzz, including the chance to play live onstage with Joan Jett and all of the other artists at the event.
Other items that will be available for bidding include dinner with Maureen and Steven Van Zandt, limited edition Citizen Watches and the ultimate Atlantic Records experience, which includes the opportunity to perform a four-song showcase in front of the Chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records.
Wow, wow and wow…again!
All proceeds will enable Little Kids Rock to bring free lessons and instruments to over 135,000 disadvantaged public school students in 28 cities.
That is a cause we can so get down with. Donate and get involved at LittleKidsRock.org.
Anyone plan to bid or attend or spread the word about this good cause?