Saturday, April 20, 2013
Grand Center, Fox Theatre
Dinner starts at 5:30pm | Performance 8pm
This year marks the 25th Anniversary for the Bob Costas Benefit which supports the Bob Costas Cancer Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The event draws approximately 4,200 guests each year. Corporate sponsors enjoy cocktails and dinner at one of four venues: The Fox Theatre, The Sheldon, The Bistro at Grand Center and the Rialto Ballroom; followed by a performance at the Fox Theatre with a variety show format.
The legendary John Mellencamp highlighted the 25th Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.
John Mellencamp returned to the Costas Benefit stage and performed a set that drew from his extensive catalog of classic songs including "Small Town," "Jack and Diane," "Pink Houses," "R.O.C.K. in the USA", among many others. Mellencamp's Indiana roots keep him grounded in America's heartland and, over the course of a record career spanning 35 years, his music has touched the world. His social activism, including his role in co-founding Farm Aid, is reflected in much of his music. He has been nominated for 13 Grammys, received Billboard's Century Award, ASCAP Foundation's Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, Q Magazine's Classic Song-writer Award, the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and is the 2012 recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.
Comedian Brian Regan brought his witty and contagiously funny stand-up to the stage!
Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. With the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Regan has the ability to turn the most mundane situations into side-splitting stand-up material.
Also taking the stage was comedian Joe Bolster, whose observations of everyday reality is twisted into side-splitting hilarity. Both Regan and Bolster have performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," with Bolster also making an appearance on "The Tonight Show".
Click HERE to read about last year's Bob Costas Benefit.