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Eddie Vedder set to headline the Hot Stove Cool Music virtual charity music festival

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, along with Julianna Hatfield, Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and more  have been tapped to perform at this year's Hot Stove Cool Music virtual music festival.



This is Vedder's 4th time playing the event - the last time he did, in 2017 -  h  - he performed a set of covers by artists like Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Squeeze, The Who, and more:


Eddie Vedder - I Can't Explain - Hot Stove Cool Music


Eddie Vedder - Waiting On A Friend - Hot Stove Cool Music



Eddie Vedder - I Can't Explain - Hot Stove Cool Music


The festival benefits the Foundation To Be Named Later - founded in 2005 by former Cubs president Theo Epstein and his brother Paul (Eddie Vedder is an avid Cubs fan)  


Paul Epstein said of the event 

“We look forward to a fun night of music, baseball and giving back.  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.”


Hot Stove Cool Music begins Tuesday May 18 at 6 p.m. Chicago time.  


Tickets for the virtual concert — livestreaming on the FTBNL site available now for a suggested donation price of $10. Additionally, the virtual gig will feature a live auction that includes Pearl Jam-related items.