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Eddie Vedder again headlines virtual charity music festival

The Hot Stove Cool Music virtual music festival benefits the Foundation To Be Named Later, which was co-founded by former Cubs president Theo Epstein.

Eddie Vedder will appear at the Hot Stove Cool Music festival for the fourth time.
Eddie Vedder will appear at the Hot Stove Cool Music festival for the fourth time.
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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder will be among the performers and baseball players at the Hot Stove Cool Music virtual music festival.

The festival benefits the Foundation To Be Named Later, which raises money for the FTBNL/Peter Gammons College Scholarships and their nonprofit partners. The foundation was founded in 2005 by former Cubs president Theo Epstein and his brother Paul. Hot Stove Cool Music begins Tuesday May 18 at 6 p.m. Chicago time.

Vedder, performing at the Hot Stove Cool Music for the fourth time, joins a lineup including Yo-Yo Ma, Julianna Hatfield, Bill Janovitz, Wyc Grousbeck and his band French Lick, Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Will Dailey, Bronson Arroyo, and Bernie Williams.

Tickets are on sale now at ftbnl.org and start at a $10 donation.

“We look forward to a fun night of music, baseball and giving back,” Paul Epstein said. “Being able to continue the Hot Stove Cool Music tradition virtually, means so much to our beneficiaries as we come together to raise critically needed funds for youth and families from underserved neighborhoods in Boston and Chicago.”