Artists including The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins and K’naan recently performed at Songs for Hope VI, an evening benefit in Los Angeles that raised more than $300,000 for City of Hope.
|Kenny Loggins performs at Songs for Hope VI. (Photo by Lester Cohen)|
The annual event, which featured live music and a silent auction, took place Nov. 4 at Esquire House LA.
Award-winning songwriters Carole Bayer Sager and Randy Newman were among those honored at the benefit. In addition to listening to intimate sets, attendees got the chance to bid on unique items such as an autographed top hat belonging to rocker Slash and autographed sheet music and a photo from Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Actor Kevin Pollack emceed the event.
Primary sponsors included Acura, DonQ and Salvatore Ferragamo and additional supporters included Universal Music Publishing Group, Clive Davis, Martin Bandier, Electronic Arts, MusicNotes, Warner Chappell, Rhino, HOR Entertainment Group, ASCAP and Tunewiki.
City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry group organized the event in partnership with Esquire magazine. Songs for Hope has raised $1.75 million for City of Hope since it began in 2004.