2016 Hot Stove Cool Music lineup unites Red Sox greats and Boston musicians

Big names include Youk, Bronson Arroyo, Bernie Williams, and a Mad Men actor.

Peter Gammons, Theo Epstein, Kay Hanley and Paul Epstein pose at last year’s Hot Stove Cool Music show.

Now in its 16th year, Theo Epstein and Peter Gammons’ Hot Stove Cool Music will return to The Paradise on January 9, uniting stars of music and baseball. As with previous years of the festival, this year’s event will raise money for Foundation To Be Named Later, a charity established in 2005 by Theo Epstein’s brother Paul, a Brookline social worker, which helps to serve disadvantaged youth in Boston and Chicago.

This year’s lineup includes a mix of former Red Sox players, Yankees players, musicians, and television personalities. Big names include Bronson Arroyo, Kevin Youkilis, and Jake Peavy, all from different Championship-winning Red Sox teams.


Tickets for the event cost $40, and VIP tickets—which include a pre-party with refreshments from Harpoon Beer, LOCO, BOKX 109, CHOPPS, The Fireplace, and Pastoral—cost $150. To purchase tickets, visit the Foundation To Be Named Later site.

Here’s the full lineup:

Bronson Arroyo – former Red Sox pitcher, member of 2004 Championship team

Kevin Youkilis – former Red Sox player, member of 2004 and 2007 Championship teams

Jake Peavy – former Red Sox pitcher, member of the 2013 Championship team (performing with drummer Duane Trucks, Derek Trucks’ brother)

Bernie Williams – former Yankees outfielder, Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist

Jackie Greene – singer and guitarist, formerly of Black Crowes and Phil Lesh & Friends

Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood – Belly

Len Kasper – Chicago Cubs broadcaster

Daxx Neilsen – Cheap Trick

Scott Lucas – Local H

Freda Love Smith – Blake Babies

Gigolo Aunts

Mike Gent – The Figgs

Jon Wurster – Superchunk, Bob Mould

Ed Valauskas – Boston-based producer

Tom Polce – Letters to Cleo, Loveless

Phil Aiken – The Phil Aiken Army

Jenny Dee – Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents

Jen Trynin – solo artist

Sean Casey as emcee – former Red Sox player

Kris Meyer as emcee – Farrelly Brothers producer/director

Joel Murray as emcee – Mad Men actor and Bill Murray’s brother

Peter Gammons and Boston’s Hot Stove All Stars – includes Theo Epstein, Will Dailey, Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, and a collection of Boston musicians


Chicago’s Hot Stove All Stars – featuring Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper, Cheap Trick’s Daxx Neilsen, and Chicago-based rockers Scott Lucas and Freda Love Smith

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