Lady Antebellum, Dana Carvey to Host Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

August 07, 2012
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WHAT: Seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will headline The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on Thursday, September 20, at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The American country-pop music group, boasting a double platinum debut album and triple platinum second album, is composed of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. Acclaimed Emmy award-winning comedian Dana Carvey will open the show, which is presented by the Salesforce.com Foundation.

WHY: Funds raised through ticket sales will go toward building a new home for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, one of the nation's best children's medical facilities. Located at UCSF's Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco, the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay will be part of a 289-bed integrated hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients. Upon opening on February 1, 2015, the 183-bed children's hospital will set a new world-class standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine. For more information, please visit missionbayhospitals.ucsf.edu.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20:

6:30 p.m.: Cocktail reception
8:00 p.m.: Welcome remarks by leaders from UCSF and presentation of the Medal of Courage
8:15 p.m.: Performance begins, followed by a dessert reception
Post-concert: MC Hammer & special DJ guests to spin at an exclusive after-party for concert guests at San Francisco City Hall

WHERE: Cocktail Reception & Concert:
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

After-Party:
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102

TICKETS: $250 for individual rear balcony ticket; $250 for individual Americans with Disabilities Act or wheelchair seating ticket for those who require it; $500 for individual balcony ticket; and $1,000 for individual loge level ticket (includes access to "Backstage Pass Lounge" area); available at www.theconcertforucsfbch.com or (415) 476-6400.

MEDIA CONTACT: Glodow Nead Communications, (415) 394-6500; Colleen Gallagher, [email protected], (212) 920-6162; Alexandra McClure, [email protected], (925) 451-0496; Nicole Engelhardt, [email protected], (650) 224-4030; Natalie Cairo, [email protected], (650) 921-4591.

About UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. For more information, visit www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.

Follow UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on www.facebook.com/UCSFBenioffChildrens or on Twitter @UCSFHospitals.

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