Rocking for a Cure: All-Star Charity Concert Will Benefit City of Hope

by MODERN Staff | April 11, 2018
The concert will be at The El Rey Theater on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at 8pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a Silent Auction.
The concert will be at The El Rey Theater on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at 8pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a Silent Auction.

"Rock the Cure 2” is an all-star charity concert to be performed by The Tribe, a collective of over 30 of LA’s top session and touring musicians and vocalists that perform musical fundraising events for various causes throughout Los Angeles. The concert will be at The El Rey Theater on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at 8pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a Silent Auction.

Since 2015, The Tribe ( has raised over one million dollars for local charities through sold-out shows at LA-area venues, including a two-night multimedia event at the El Rey Theatre, a Beach Boys tribute at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, holiday concerts at CSUN, The Care Concert for homelessness at The Palace Theatre in downtown LA and another one at the El Rey, and most recently a Thomas Fire Relief concert at Bogies in Westlake Village. Proceeds from Tribe shows have gone to charities that help people and the environment, including City of Hope, MusiCares, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, The Teen Project, TreePeople, The Beauty Bus Foundation, The Rescue Train, Project Play!, Pure Water for the World, My Stuff Bags, The Midnight Mission, LA Fire Department, and The United Way of Ventura County.

Proceeds for the upcoming show will benefit the City of Hope, a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.

This concert will feature an ensemble of musicians and star singers with a backing vocalist group and horn section led by Musical Director Gary Pickus (Alan Thicke). Among the lead singers will be Carly Smithson (American Idol), Rosemary Butler (Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt), actor/singer Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure), Ken Stacey (AMBROSIA), Lamont Dozier, Jr. (Motown), Jeff Alan Ross (Badfinger), Rob Bonfiglio (Wilson Phillips), Gary Stockdale (Brian Setzer), Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), Gary Griffin (Beach Boys), Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford & Ginger Blake (The Honeys), John Wicks (The Records), plus John Pratt, Adam Daniel, Jules Galli, Steve Goddard, poet Stephen Kalinich and more.

The stellar list of musicians and singers includes drummer Dann Gillen (Annie Lenox), Dave Pearlman (Dan Fogelberg), Chad Watson (Janis Ian, Charlie Rich), Steve Bauman (Tom Jones, Teena Marie), George Bunnell and other members of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Al. Keith (Sugar Ray, Dave Wakeling), Kevin Wachs, Michael Stern, Jay Cohen, Lauri Reimer, John McNeely, Jaynee Thorne, Scotty Mitchell, and Chris Elliott. Previous shows have included such celebrated artists as Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Stephen Bishop, Albert Lee (Everly Brothers), Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Florence LaRue (The 5th Dimension), Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips), Marc Mann (Danny Elfman, ELO), Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Marcella Detroit (Eric Clapton), Mark Lennon (VENICE), Debbi Peterson (The Bangles), Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & the Heart Breakers), and Kiki Ebsen (Christopher Cross, Boz Scaggs).

Show info:

Friday & Saturday, June 22 and 23, 8pm; Doors open at 6:30pm for Silent Auction

More information:  /818-727-7884

 El Rey

5515 Wilshire Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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