Adopt The Arts, a Los Angeles-based charity co-founded by musician Matt Sorum and activist Abby Berman, will launch a live benefit concert and live auction for LAUSD elementary schools on Thursday, May 12 at The Fonda Theatre (6126 Hollywood Boulevard) in Los Angeles.
Music luminaries will gather to perform with and honor 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) for their contributions to American art and culture.
"I'm extremely honored to be accepting an award from such an admirable charity, Adopt the Arts," explains Hughes. "Matt Sorum has gone to great lengths to help create a program for children to have musical instruments in their lives and in turn to provide love and harmony in our lives. I'm humbled and grateful. See you at the event at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, May 12. I'm really looking forward to performing for you all, let's make it a magical night."
"All of my career I've been involved in promoting the arts in elementary schools and I'm proud to be part of Adopt the Arts Honors," adds Zander. "My thanks goes out to the foundation and I hope that fans everywhere will come and join us for a successful evening of fun, music and fundraising. See you there."
Artists confirmed to perform include Adopt The Arts founder Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires), along with Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Dean Deleo & Robert Deleo (Stone Temple Pilots), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Stevie Salas (Mick Jagger), Paul III (Tina Turner, Disreputable Few), Damon Fox (Big Elf And The Cult,) and DJ Morty Coyle.
Comedian Hal Sparks will also be a part of the night's festivities, as well as a live auction will feature multiple items from Aerosmith, Metallica, Foo Fighters, ZZ Top, Sammy Hagar and many others.
Proceeds from the concert and auction will be donated to Adopt The Arts music programs in LAUSD elementary schools. Tickets are on-sale now at http://www.axs.com/events/308980/glenn-huges-robin-zander-tickets?skin=thefonda.
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