Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea to Host Benefit Show at His Home

2012-09-25

Story by Charles Ken

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Anthony Kiedis are raising funds for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Red Hot Chili Peppers bass slinger Flea has just dropped the news that he and frontman Anthony Kiedis will host a charity concert and event at his Los Angeles home, with proceeds to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The show will offer special performances from the Chili Peppers and punk rockers Rancid on Oct. 16, the same day as Flea’s birthday. Nice!

On top of live music, the event will also offer dinner and a silent auction featuring goods donated by some big names: President Bill Clinton, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, artist Raymond Pettibon, popular clothing designer John Varvatos and the Police guitarist Andy Summers, to name a few.

Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit institution that offers “music instruction and grants scholarships that provide free instruction and instruments to young people in the Silver Lake region of L.A.,” according to a statement. Flea helped launch the Conservatory in 2001, and Kiedis is also involved, sitting on the board of directors.

Tickets to the benefit concert aren’t cheap. Attendees need to donate a minimum of $1,500 to get through the doors. For more information, head to the Silver Lake Conservatory’s official website.

 




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