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KOOL AND THE GANG AND CHEAP TRICK
TO KICK OFF 2014 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL WEEKEND
WITH FOURTH ANNUAL FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Concert Event in Champions Square Free and Open to Public
NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 20, 2014) – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Officials announced today that Kool & the Gang and Cheap Trick will perform at the fourth annual “Friday Night Concert” on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in Champions Square. Admission to the concert is free.
The Friday Night Concert will kick off the fan festivities surrounding the 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The 2014 game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10:00 a.m. (CST) in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Creating an estimated annual economic impact of $25 million to the city of New Orleans, this years’ matchup will include a representative from the Sun Belt Conference against a Mountain West opponent.
“Each year, the Friday Night Concert brings locals and visiting fans together to celebrate the city of New Orleans and the bowl festivities—and what better way than an open concert in Champions Square. Kool & the Gang and Cheap Trick promise to deliver another memorable bowl moment filled with free funk and fun.” said the Bowl’s Executive Director, Billy Ferrante.
The band performed “I Hate Myself for Lovin’ You” at the 2014 Little Kids Rock Benefit to honor Joan Jett at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Oct. 23, 2014. Other artists who performed at the event helmed by Steven Van Zandt and Joan Jett included Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong, Ad-Rock, Kathleen Hanna, Mike Ness, Darlene Love, Jake Clemons and many more. The event raised $1.5 million for Little Kids Rock to revitalize music education for thousands of disadvantaged public school children across the country. http://www.littlekidsrock.org/