As part of the annual WhyHunger Hungerthon fundraising campaign, the Acoustic Cafe Music Series in Park Ridge will host a Nov. 19 benefit concert that will also serve as a tribute to the late Tom Petty. Performers will include Jeffrey Gaines,Richard Barone,Joe D’Urso (with Seth Saltzman),Don DiLego,Isabella Rose,Christopher Brown (with Peter Calo),Bobby Mahoneyand Annalyse & Ryan.
The event will take place at Park Ridge’s Our Lady of Mercy Academy, at 25 Fremont Road, and start at 4:30 p.m. For information, visit cafeacoustic.org.
Originally known as World Hunger Year, WhyHunger was co-founded by Harry Chapin and WhyHunger’s current executive director, Bill Ayres, in 1975.
Last year’s Hungerthon raised more than $1.1 million to fight hunger, through various events and auctions.
Here is a video of Gaines singing lead, earlier this month, on a cover of Petty’s “The Waiting” with David Uosikkinen’s group In the Pocket. (Uosikkinen is best known as the drummer of The Hooters.)