Rik Emmett in Chicago, IL on Oct 28 2010

Sep 29, 2010 | shows

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for the hottest event of the year!

4th Annual School of Rock!
October 28, 2010

Please join us for an evening of cocktails, cuisine and rock n’ roll at the historic
House of Blues.

Jim Peterik and World Stage

Also expected to Appear:
Don Barnes – .38 Special
Mike Reno – Loverboy
Jack Blades – Night Ranger
Rik Emmett – Triumph
Dave Bickler – Singing the Songs of Survivor
Bun E. Carlos – Cheap Trick

Other surprise guests to be announced!

With DJ ROCK CITY – Voted #1 DJ in Chicago by Chicago Scene Magazine – and DJ E-SIX AND MATT ROAN

ALL proceeds to benefit San Miguel Schools Chicago!

San Miguel Schools Chicago is proud to announce our fourth annual School of Rock fundraising event, “Big Hair, Bigger Hits!” Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the historic House of Blues.

We are going back to the 80’s with a special one night only performance by Jim Peterik & World Stage featuring guest artists from bands like Toto, Loverboy, Night Ranger, .38 Special, Survivor, Triumph, Winger and Ides of March!

We expect over 800 guests to attend this year’s School of Rock and invite you to join our celebrity Co-Chairs for an evening of cocktails, cuisine and great rock n’ roll:

Jerry Azumah, former Chicago Bear, Philanthropist and Industrialist
Celia Chavez, President of Telemundo Chicago
Marv Nyren, Regional Vice President of WLUP, The Loop
Larry Wert, President of NBC Chicago
J.Y. Young of STYX

School of Rock is the signature fundraiser for San Miguel Schools Chicago, an inner-city middle school serving students and families on the south and west sides of Chicago. Now in its 4th year, School of Rock has evolved into one of the most talked about fundraisers in Chicago.

This event is unlike any other in Chicago, throwing out the conventional “rubber chicken dinner” fundraiser to create an exciting evening of cocktails, live auction and rock n’ roll in an historic venue. So keep that tux and gown tucked in your closet and join us for one of the most notorious benefit events in the city.

San Miguel hosted the first School of Rock in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in conjunction with the MCA’s 40th anniversary exhibit, “Rock and Roll Since 1967.” This event was a complete sell-out and the talk of the town! According to Crain’s Chicago Business “No painting, sculpture, artist or exhibition has rocked the Museum of Contemporary Art the way the fundraiser for San Miguel Schools did!”

On October 9, 2008, San Miguel moved its second School of Rock fundraising event to the House of Blues and featured performances by The Lovin’ Spoonful and Jim Peterik’s World Stage show featuring guest artists from bands such as REO Speedwagon, Jefferson Starship, .38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Ides of March and The Motels.

In 2009, San Miguel hosted the largest School of Rock yet, with national acts STYX and DJ Biz Markie helping to draw over 800 people and raise nearly $200,000 for San Miguel’s Scholarship Fund.

School of Rock 2010 will be held on Thursday, October 28 again at the historic House of Blues.

Explore this website for more information on how you can be a School of Rock sponsor, buy tickets, and learn more about this year’s performers!