Hot Stove Cool Music at Metro Friday, June 20, 2014


Doors open for the pre-concert VIP party at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. for General Admission. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. General Admission and VIP tickets are available now online at A portion of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes.

The concert pays tribute to Chicago’s great musical history and features Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and the Chicago Hot Stove Cool Music All Stars including Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Len Kasper and special guests: Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Scott Lucas from Local H, Wilco’s John Stirratt, Urge Overkill’s Eddie “King” Roeser and many others. Hosted by WXRT’s Lin Brehmer!

VIP tickets include an exclusive pre-concert reception with Theo and Paul Epstein, Peter Gammons, Len Kasper, Lin Brehmer, Tom Morello, Jimmy Chamberlin, Cubs Players and other special guests. Delicious food from area restaurants and beer and wine are complimentary.

The Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL), was launched in the spring of 2005 by Chicago Cubs President and former Red Sox Executive Vice President and
General Manager Theo Epstein and his twin brother Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline Massachusetts Public School system. The mission of FTBNL is to improve the world through education, leadership and the healthy development of youth and families. FTNBL raises funds through events centered on music and baseball and uses those funds to make direct college grants to high need urban students through its Peter Gammons Scholarships and to support nonprofit partner agencies in Chicago and Boston that share its commitment to urban youth and families.

FTBNL is honored by the support of a dedicated network of civically minded corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hot Stove Cool Music Series is the signature event of FTBNL. Founded by Peter Gammons, bi-annually, this community gathers to generate significant resources to advance the Foundation’s mission and to share the inspiring impact of the Foundation’s portfolio of non-profit partners.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 Traditional Athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at