On Friday, December 23rd, my good friend Bobby Bandiera assembles a great number of musicians who get together for a great cause. It’s Hope Concert 9 at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank benefiting The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and The Latino outreach program of The Two River Theatre.

Bobby in the past has had Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Max Weinberg, Gary US Bonds, Deborah Harry along with many local outstanding artists join him for this great night of music. I’ve had the pleasure of hosting all but one of the Hope Concerts and remain humbled by the effort and performances of these world class musicians.

Every performer lends their talent for free and that includes rehearsals and as the case last year, two shows in one night. Each year is bigger and better than the previous. The Hope Concerts have generated millions for various local and national charities. Only a few tickets remain for this years show, I encourage you to join us for a night of tremendous music with outstanding talent and raising money for a great cause. For more info and to get tickets go to www.countbasietheatre.org.

Check out this video from a past Hope Concert with Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, and yours truly in the big red suit. Thanks for your support and I’ll see you at The Basie on December 23rd.