Since he arrived in Chicago, Cubs President Theo Epstein has held an annual showcase called “Hot Stove, Cool Music,” and the event’s organizers have announced their headlining act.
That act will be Liz Phair, who grew up in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. Phair, who was nominated for a pair of Grammy’s and has won two ASCAP Awards, will join a slew of musicians performing at the event, which will take place on June 17 at Metro Chicago, just one block northwest of Wrigley Field.
“It’s been gratifying to see Hot Stove Cool Music take root in Chicago and this year’s line-up of talented musicians will ensure we continue the tradition with another great night of music, baseball and giving back,” Epstein said. “We’re humbled by the generosity of all the musicians, sponsors, fans, and volunteers who come together to help us raise funds to support Chicago youth and families.”
Cubs broadcast Len Kasper and MLB Analyst Peter Gammons will be among the musicians lending their talent to the event, which will raise money for Epstein’s “Foundation to be Named Later.” During the foundation’s existence, which began in 2005, it has donated over $8 million grants to 220 non-profit organizations in Chicago and Boston, according to a press release.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday, May 6 at noon, and will be available on the Metro’s website and at the box office.