REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin Added to All For the Hall Show
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:58:55
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Singer-songwriter Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon has been added to the list of performers appearing at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's All for the Hall Los Angeles fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia. As a special guest, he will perform one song during the show.
A limited number of tickets remain for the benefit concert, which will follow a "guitar pull" format and feature performances by superstars Zac Brown and Sheryl Crow and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill. Tickets are available for $250 and $125 (reserved seats in the VIP section of the balcony with access to the VIP lounge) and $100 and $65 (reserved seats in the balcony), and may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com, or 9 AM through 5 PM,, Mon.-Fri. at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days.
A limited number of VIP tables and floor seats are also still available for purchase at $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 levels (a significant portion of which is tax deductible); additional table purchase details are below.
As lead singer and a principal songwriter for superstar rock act REO Speedwagon, Kevin Cronin wrote or co-wrote many of the band's biggest hits, including the #1 singles "Keep on Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling." A 30th anniversary edition of the band's seminal album, High Infidelity, was released in July. Cronin continues to tour with REO Speedwagon.
All for the Hall Los Angeles will offer a unique opportunity to see these acclaimed singer-songwriters interact with one another as they take turns swapping songs, stories and personal recollections. The "guitar pull" is a Nashville specialty; it originated in the homes of Nashville songwriters who gathered to try out new compositions for their peers. Nashville's most storied guitar pulls were hosted by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. The hallmarks of a great guitar pull are spontaneity and camaraderie.
The Museum launched All for the Hall, its first-ever non-bricks-and-mortar fundraising campaign, in 2005. The campaign addresses the Museum's need for long-term financial security and will provide a safety net for the institution and its work. This is the fifth year the Museum has taken its "annual giving" event on the road, hosting previous All for the Hall events in New York in 2007 and 2008 and in Los Angeles in 2009 and 2010.
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