Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons To Lead July 16 Charity Event:
Benefits Newly Formed ‘A Foundation to Be Named Later’
Music and baseball once again team-up for an all-star double-play tandem as organizers of the “Hot Stove, Cool Music” concert series today unveiled details of Hot Stove, Cool Music: The Fenway Sessions. Pending city approvals, the unique musical revue will take place Saturday evening, July 16, at Fenway Park following the Red Sox’ afternoon game versus the New York Yankees.
The charity fundraiser before a limited audience would feature musical performances by a host of Boston sports, music and entertainment all-stars including Epstein, Gammons, Red Sox pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Lenny DiNardo, and Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams.
All proceeds will benefit Epstein’s ‘A Foundation to Be Named Later,’ a new branch of the Red Sox Foundation.
Tickets for Hot Stove Cool Music: The Fenway Sessions are $50 and $100 and are available starting June 16 at noon via redsox.com or by calling the Red Sox ticket office, 877-RED-SOX9. The gates are expected to open at 6 p.m., and the entertainment is expected to begin at 7 p.m.
In a set up designed to preserve the intimacy of the winter event, the performers will use a small area of the ballpark. Their stage will be adjacent to the roof of the Red Sox’ first base dugout, and only the seats near the dugout and along the first base foul line will be used.
A Foundation to Be Named Later, a branch of the Red Sox Foundation, was founded in 2005 by Theo and his brother Paul Epstein to support community programs that focus on at-risk, underprivileged and disadvantaged youth.
The 2005 Hot Stove, Cool Music Fenway Sessions performance line-up includes Buffalo Tom featuring Theo Epstein; Peter Gammons & the Hot Stove All-Stars, featuring Bill Janovitz and The Gentlemen; the Dilettantes featuring Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis and Paula Kelly; Juliana Hatfield; Ben Kweller; Red Sox pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Lenny DiNardo; New York Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams and other musical and baseball guests. The music will be interspersed with on-stage skits performed by Mike O’Malley.