It’s been several weeks since Major League Baseball handed out its offseason hardware, but a some additional awards will be doled out at this Saturday’s Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert at the Paradise Rock Club. And those are, appropriately enough, dubbed the “Rock Star Awards.”
We can’t exactly reveal who will be walking out of the ‘Dise with such awards, though organizers tell us that some special consideration will be given to those who have been a pillar of the annual charity concert since its inception 15 years ago.
The Rock Star awards are just another component for Saturday’s all-star event, which is headlined by Juliana Hatfield Three’s first live appearance in roughly 20 years. Joining the ‘Three will be the also reunited the Cavedogs, as well as Craig Finn of the Hold Steady, Al Kooper, Chadwick Stokes of State Radio and Dispatch, and Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood of Belly.
Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations and former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein and Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons host the event and also perform with the Hot Stove All-Stars, featuring Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom), Mike Gent (The Figgs), Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo), Eli “Paperboy” Reed, the Gravel Pit, Will Dailey, Jen Trynin, Phil Aiken, and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper. Hot Stove is hosted by comedian Mike O’Malley.