Hot Stove, Cool Music at Paradise Rock Club

Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30pm
Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Event Description:

Hot Stove, Cool Music will be taking the stage at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, February 2, 2019! Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now here!

BOSTON (January 8, 2019) – Buffalo Tom (with Tom Polce on drums) will headline an All-Star lineup of performers at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, which will be held February 2 at Boston’s legendary Paradise Rock Club.  Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and Baseball Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons will be among the musicians performing at the event, which is presented by Ipswitch and benefits Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.

Actor/comedian/writer/producer Mike O’Malley and MLB Network studio host Greg Amsinger will serve as masters of ceremony. Tickets are on sale now at . General admission tickets are $50. VIP tickets also are available for $400 and include a pre-show reception with early entrance and complimentary food and beverages.

Buffalo Tom, which released its 11th album, Quiet and Peace, in 2018, will feature founders Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn, along with Tom Polce pinch hitting for regular drummer Tom Maginnis. Other performers throughout the evening will include Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper, former New York Yankees great Bernie Williams, Letters To Cleo singer Kay Hanley, Nashville star Kate Tucker, Belly’s Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood, and critically-acclaimed Boston musicians Will Dailey, Chris Cote, Ed Valauskas, Jenny Dee, Jen Trynin, Hilken Mancini, Magen Tracey, Barrence Whitfield and Phil Aiken. The evening will also feature a number of special guests and surprises, as well as a live and silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences.  

“One of the best things about Hot Stove Cool Music is that there’s always at least one big surprise that makes the night even more unforgettable,” Gammons said. “Over the past 19 years, we’ve grown into a tight-knit family of musicians and baseball people who love getting together to help disadvantaged youth and make a positive impact in our communities. We love seeing so many familiar faces in the crowd year after year but there’s always room for more new friends who love great music and great causes.”

The concert is part of a weekend of events that kick off on February 1, with the Business of Baseball Lunch, a roundtable discussion featuring a panel of baseball luminaries including Epstein, Gammons, Williams, Red Sox World Series-winning manager Alex Cora and former MLB all-star and current Los Angeles Dodgers executive Raul Ibanez. Tickets for the Business of Baseball Lunch are $300 and on sale now at

Hot Stove Cool Music was founded in 2000 by Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. The biannual event has raised more than $10 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.  The Epsteins founded Foundation To Be Named Later in 2005 as a means to create positive change and important opportunities for youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Everyone who participates in Hot Stove Cool Music donates their time and talent, which allows concert proceeds to go directly to supporting youth and families.

Hot Stove Cool Music is presented by Ipswitch and sponsored by a&g, BCBSMA, Boston Business Journal, CVS, Comcast Business, Elevate, Engie, Entercom, Greenberg Traurig, Rubin and Rudman, Hope Family Vineyards, Harpoon, Hotel Commonwealth, Improper Bostonian, Jam Spot, Lewis Family Foundation, Mintz Levin, New Balance, Paradise Rock Club, Rasky Partners, Seaport Hotel, Walmart, WEEI, WellsFargo and Wolf and Co.