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Second-Annual Hot Stove, Cool Music: The Fenway Park Sessions Adds Howie Day, American Idol Semi-Finalist Ayla Brown, Cowboy Mouth and Furvis to All-Star Performance Line Up.

Red Sox GM Theo Epstein To Lead July 12 Charity Concert Benefiting the Foundation to Be Named Later: Tickets on Sale Now

BOSTON, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the "Hot Stove, Cool Music" concert series today announced the addition of artist Howie Day, former American Idol semi-finalist Ayla Brown, New Orleans rock band Cowboy Mouth and well-known Boston area rock band Furvis to their all-star performance lineup. The second annual charity fundraiser takes place on Wednesday, July 12 at Fenway Park beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This special benefit concert also features performances by a host of Boston sports, music and entertainment all-stars including Kay Hanley; Buffalo Tom featuring Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein; The Hot Stove All-Stars; The Gentlemen; The Click Five; and Red Sox pitcher Lenny DiNardo. Mike O'Malley, former star of the hit CBS show Yes Dear, will emcee the show. Concert organizers will announce additional artists and special guests as the event approaches.

Howie Day's flawless voice, unforgettable melodies and guitar talent establish him as one of today's most recognizable artists. Day broke into the music scene in 1997 with his independently released and self-financed debut, Australia. By word of mouth alone, the album sold more than 30,000 copies and today sales have surpassed 100,000. Australia went on to earn Day a 2001 Boston Music Award for "Best Debut Album by a Singer/Songwriter" and a 2002 award for "Best Male Singer/Songwriter." In 2003 Day released his second album, Stop All The World Now, which includes the smash hits and fan favorites "Collide" and "She Says."

Wrentham native Ayla Brown is back in the spotlight after wowing audiences this winter as one of the final contestants competing on the popular TV show, "American Idol." She sang her heart out on numbers like "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield and "I Want You to Need Me" by Celine Dion. The multi-talented artist will tour throughout New England this summer before heading to Boston College on a basketball scholarship this fall.

Cowboy Mouth has been rocking the stage for more than a decade with songs like "Everybody Loves Jill," "Hurricane Party," and "Jenny Says." Their most recent album, Voodoo Shoppe debuted earlier this year. Well-known local rockers Furvis, who have been the buzz among the Boston rock scene for the past two years, complete the list of additions. They are currently in the studio at Q Division finishing up their first record with producer Ed Valuskas.

Tickets for Hot Stove, Cool Music: The Fenway Park Sessions are $50, $75 and $100 and are on sale now at redsox.com or by calling the Red Sox ticket office at 877-RED-SOX9. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the entertainment will begin at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Epstein's 'Foundation to Be Named Later,' a branch of the Red Sox Foundation. Last year's concert raised more than $300,000 for the Foundation to Be Named Later.

"Hot Stove, Cool Music has become a staple on Boston's entertainment event calendar," said ESPN Commentator and Hot Stove, Cool Music Founder Peter Gammons. "The concert blends two of my passions, music and baseball, while benefiting a very worthy cause. I am grateful to the entertainers, the Boston Red Sox and the sponsors who have given their time and effort to make this event possible. It is yet another homerun for local charities and the Boston sports and music community."

"We wanted to lead-off the second half of the season with a special event, while raising money for important causes," Theo Epstein said. "Combining baseball and music in a city that is passionate about both will yield great rewards for the community. Add in the history of Fenway Park and you have a great event."

About Foundation To Be Named Later

The Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) was launched in Spring of 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline Public School system, and his brother, Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, with the mission of raising funds and awareness for non-profit agencies in the Greater Boston area serving disadvantaged youth.

The chief fundraiser for FTBNL is the Hot Stove, Cool Music Concert Series. In July 2005, the FTBNL benefited from the inaugural summer concert, Hot Stove, Cool Music: The Fenway Park Sessions. In October of 2005, FTBNL distributed its first round of gifts to eight non-profit agencies chosen for their outstanding work with youth. The principal beneficiaries of FTBNL are: BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), The Home for Little Wanderers, Horizons for Homeless Children, Molo Care, Roxbury Youthworks, Steps to Success, Treehouse Foundation and West End House Boys and Girls Club.

About Hot Stove, Cool Music

Hot Stove, Cool Music is a bi-annual charity concert and musical variety show held at the Paradise Rock Club and Fenway Park. ESPN Commentator and former Boston Globe Baseball Columnist Peter Gammons and Boston Herald Sports Writer Jeff Horrigan created the event in December of 2000. Over the past six years, Hot Stove, Cool Music has raised more than $500,000 for the Jimmy Fund and has become a staple on Boston's entertainment calendar. Last year's inaugural Hot Stove, Cool Music: The Fenway Park Sessions raised more than $300,000 for Theo Epstein's newly formed Foundation to Be Named Later, a branch of the Red Sox Foundation.
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